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Executive Team

 

Frank Ono

Frank Ono founded IFG in 2007 and is the company’s President and Chief Strategist. Throughout his career, Frank has led high-profile IT engagements with the State of California and local government agencies and departments. He exemplifies IFG’s commitment to helping make government digital services more efficient for departments and more effective for citizens.

Frank leads our Strategy and Consulting initiatives focused on developing transformation strategies and approaches for our clients – enabling them to bring together the principles, processes, people, and tools necessary to bring adaptive Lean-Agile mindsets and methodologies to their organization and projects.

Frank and his wife are supporters of the foster care community having served as foster parents for over 7 years. Their passion has been to provide hope to their foster children by showing them love, support, and stability during their stay. This passion is at the core of the IFG commitment statement, and Frank is driven to help support our public-sector partners to consistently deliver the highest value for the missions they serve.

Frank is a Project Management Institute Certified Project Management Professional and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is also a devoted grandparent and avid competition bass fisherman (thus, the company name.)

Gretchen Williams

Gretchen Williams joined IFG in 2018 as Director of Business Development responsible for promoting business development with California State and local government agencies. As an IFG Client Engagement Manager, she also works directly with executives, managers, and project teams to advance initiatives and achieve programmatic goals. Gretchen also leads a variety of Innovation initiatives, internal and external to IFG, which directly support evolution of business processes, governance structures, and improved programmatic outcomes.

Gretchen’s passion for civil service and the vulnerable populations served have been the primary driver in her advocacy roles and evolution through multiple executive positions within her 18 years of California State service. Gretchen’s extensive experience and understanding of government programs and organizational needs are furthering IFG’s commitment to help make government services more efficient for departments and more effective for citizens.

Prior to joining IFG, Gretchen served as Deputy Director of the Department of Technology’s Office of Professional Development. She also served with the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Office of Systems Integration, and the Health and Welfare Data Center. Through her enterprise strategies and IT policy development, State agency and department-level initiative management, enterprise governance, and project portfolio management, Gretchen has successfully positioned multiple organizations to achieve their defined strategic, programmatic, and technology goals. Gretchen is a Lean Six Sigma White Belt and Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner. She also loves to spend time in the shop with her husband rehabbing vintage furniture, raising chickens and riding around the property on the tractor with her grandchildren.

Dawn Lewis

Dawn Lewis joined IFG in 2016 and is the IFG Director of Capture, Marketing & Project Support responsible for capture management and marketing teams including brand strategy and management, procurement response development, and post-award contract transitions. Her extensive experience with procurement strategies, analysis, communication, compliance, and client education allow IFG to effectively compete in the marketplace.

Dawn also manages strategic partnerships for IFG’s Technology Solutions division, partnered with industry-leading manufacturers to help clients procure known and trusted technology solutions and products through IFG’s California Software Licensing Program and other state and local government contracts.

Her 25 years of diverse experience in strategic technology marketing, business development, and proposal and contract management includes 14 years leading proposal management efforts for large, multi-year, state and local government procurements, yielding multiple contract awards of up to $100 million. Dawn has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also a devoted mother to two amazing young women and enjoys fine wines.

Michael Shirk

Michael Shirk joined IFG in 2017 as IFG Director of Professional Resource Management & Strategic Partnerships. He partners with and guides his clients on project resource planning strategies to maintain the highest level of quality without compromising on recruiting standards or delivery. Michael’s dynamic relationship-based approach and extensive referral network combined with his in-depth ability to understand both client and project requirements has yielded many successful, long-term client partnerships and loyal, top-quality talent placements.

Michael’s over 20 years of talent acquisition, resource placement, business development, and management experience include project resource management, succession planning, performance management, and national placement of IT professionals for large public sector and commercial projects.

His government program expertise includes extensive understanding of and talent placement for many of the most visible state projects in California and nationwide. Michael is dedicated to family and health/fitness and coaching high school baseball.  He is also an active member in his church.