As a leader I have sought to consistently promote creativity, encourage out of the box thinking, and support challenging the status quo. Over time, I have learned that not every idea will be successful, but failure can be one of our greatest teachers.
Frank Ono founded IFG in 2008 and is the company’s President and Chief Strategist. Throughout his career, Frank has led high-profile IT engagements with State of California and local government agencies and departments. He exemplifies IFG’s commitment to help make government digital services more efficient for departments and more effective for citizens.
Frank leads our Business Agility 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.
For seven years, Frank and his wife have been foster parents, and their passion has been to provide hope to foster children and give 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, Scaled Agile SAFE 4 Certified Program Consultant, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is also a devoted grandparent and avid competition bass fisherman (thus, the company name.)
Gretchen Williams joined IFG in 2018 as Managing Director responsible for promoting business development with California State and local government agencies. Her 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 program and technical needs are furthering IFG’s commitment to help make government digital services more efficient for departments and more effective for citizens.
Gretchen was most recently 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 and riding around the property on the tractor with her grandson.
Don Michie is an IFG Managing Director responsible for transformational strategy and enterprise architecture. He establishes and sustains collaborative client working relationships to assist in formulating technical, long-range strategic plans and provides organizational change management and change leadership. Don has 16 years of experience adapting and adopting Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Architecture Development methodologies.
During his over 30 years of IT leadership experience and expertise across strategy, applications, and operations; Don has developed and delivered strategies and pragmatic tactical actions to address the needs of Fortune 50, state and local government, and higher education sector clients. He also provides our clients with portfolio, program, and project management for their key initiatives.
Don is Scaled Agile SAFe DevOps Course certified and has a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering. He is also a competitive CrossFit athlete and a push over for his two grandsons.
Scott Schriber joined IFG in 2009 and is the IFG Operations Manager, responsible for leading the company’s business operations and Project Management Office. With 10 years of IT experience, he works closely with our delivery teams and clients to be sure that all projects deliver as per their scope, schedule, and budget. Previous to his promotion, Scott managed IFG client software design and implementation, change management, process analysis, systems integration, and support projects. He performs as Senior Project Manager and Business Analyst on an IFG client Application Development and Support team, providing long-term continuity for their business and technology initiatives.
Scott is a Project Management Institute Certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Practitioner. He enjoys mountain biking and is also a certified commercial pilot and flight instructor.
Dawn Lewis joined IFG in 2016 and is the IFG Director of Capture and Marketing 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 23 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 joined IFG in 2017 as IFG Managing Director leading the IFG Professional Resource Management division. 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 fitness and coaching travel baseball. He is also an active member in his church.