Growth Strategy Consultants

Growth Strategy Consultants is small business consultancy focused upon assisting our clients to grow their business. Growth can mean many different things to different organizations. What does your company need help with in growing? Is it business strategy, planning, sales and revenue, operational efficiency, program delivery, or personnel hiring and development? Let us get together and have a discussion upon what your business needs are.
We will listen and then work with you and your team do develop a plan that outlines what we heard, what we recommend, an approach to implement, and how we will work together to track the plan to achieve the mutually agreed to objectives. We can either do the work, outline and train you to do the work, or share the work. In the end we want your company to grow from the experience. The more work we share the greater the outcome.
If this sounds like how you want to grow – through proper planning, established goals, and managed work – then reach out us and let’s talk.
Growth Strategy Consultants is based in Washington, D.C., with clients throughout the continental United States (CONUS).

Coporate Leadership

Earl S. Holland III, President and CEO

Earl Holland is the President and CEO of Growth Strategy Consultants (GSC), a business he started nearly eight years ago after more than 20 years of working for Fortune 500 and 1000 commercial corporate firms such as IBM and Synova, Inc. There he held leadership positions of business development, marketing, and sales within these Fortune 500 and 1000 business communities.

Mr. Holland possesses a thorough knowledge of the government contracting sector, contract vehicles, and procurement process which he leverages using GSC proprietary processes with business partners to grow their business. In his nearly 30 years of experience of business development with the myriad of Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies where he’s a highly regarded authority on strategic planning and preparation, market positioning, and business partnerships, for the proper pursuit and capture of defined opportunities.

In 2017, he was appointed to lead the Emerging Small Business Group of Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) and has done a tremendous job mentoring and focusing the group on the review and analysis of important topics, relationship-building with critical government officials, and educating myriad of firms on their path to success.

Marty Glantz, Senior Consultant & Strategic Advisor

Marty Glantz is a Principal Consultant working with businesses to improve their focus for growth of business, brand, market, revenue, and operations. He is an experienced, multi-disciplined professional senior business leader focused upon successful execution of world class business solutions. Marty successfully manages all phases of business life cycle to include business opportunity research and proposal development, partner and client contract and negotiations, program and project planning, resource management, service delivery, and profit/loss control to achieve desired results and highest client satisfaction for defined engagement and initiatives.

As a Management Consultant, he works with clients to tackle complex business initiatives employing a methodical approach in evaluation of their current state then applying tools and processes to drive appropriate changes to achieve desired results; business in terms of greater value to their stakeholders while meeting with legislative and non-public sector competitive pressures and cost reductions. Similarly, he has helped commercial organizations to transform their business, improve the customer experience, grow business, and drive revenue growth. He has been able to implement strategic and impacting changes through review and analysis of business strategy, process, people, technology, performance metrics, and stakeholder relations resulting in increased value or revenue.

Marty has worked with a number of firms and comes from Deloitte Consulting where he was a leader of their commercial and public services helping clients with their business strategy and vision, organizational design, process, and technology. He has been responsible for successful opportunity identification, capture, and delivery of a wide range of consulting assignments covering business strategy and operations, performance management and process improvement, organizational design and optimization, and technology strategy and architecture. Marty has more than 25 years of experience within the commercial, federal, state and local government and non-profit industries.

Julie Baker, Senior Consultant & Strategic Advisor

Julie Baker’s professional experience encompasses 20+ years sales, marketing, business development and management experience in federal government and commercial markets.

She has held executive management positions with IBM where she was an area sales manager in the mid-Atlantic Region in both the commercial and government markets. She was also a regional sales manager for Seagate Inc in both the commercial and government market.

Julie has worked for Wyse Corporation and Citrix Federal Systems Integrators as a channel manager and as a business development professional. Her experience encompasses working in the Federal Civilian/Intel/DOD space and State. Local, Education, Health and major commercial accounts.

Julie also has experience in the following:

  • Industrial Distribution Sales/Program Management experience (primarily systems & storage):
    • Arrow Electronics/Anthem- Sr. Inside Sales Rep, Field Sales Rep
    • Pioneer Technologies/Standard Electronics – Value Added Systems Integration Program Manager
  • Positions above included the following product and/or service sales:
    • Services – Enterprise, Network, Scientific, Software Development, Engineering, Security, Virtualization, other IT and management consulting services
    • Software and Hardware Products – Systems, Server, Storage, SANS/NAS, Data Management, Client-Server/thin client computing, Virtualization, GIS, Biometrics and Security …

Chris Lawton, Senior Consultant & Strategic Advisor

Chris Lawton is an IT Executive with over 30 years of experience successfully developing products, implementing innovative business solutions, and managing strategic accounts.  Chris is the Founder and CEO of the technology consulting company Not Just Anyone LLC.

Chris previously served as the Vice President Technologies for BIAS’ Solara Services division.  As Vice President Technologies, Chris assisted customers with strategic initiatives and leading them through complex solutions with practical approaches to solve enterprise level problems. Chris is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and his expertise includes Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering, Managed Services, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning.

Chris is a former Vice President and CTO for SJ Technologies where he has spent 3 years consulting with the Federal Government and Department of Defense (DoD). Providing management and oversight, Chris managed contracts supporting Infrastructure, Software and Development services within US Army, US Air Force, US Treasury divisions: Bureau of Fiscal Services, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; in addition to the Office of Personnel Management.

Prior to joining SJ Technologies, Chris served as Associate Vice President of Managed Services for PCM (formally PC Mall), where he led the teams that supported the infrastructure and systems for ~160 customers within owned data centers and on customer premises. Throughout his tenure there, Chris demonstrated strong management and process skills that were critical factors in his ability to maintain customer satisfaction and achieve growth for the company.