Catherine H. Giordano
Guided by the principles of hard work and ethical business dealings, coupled with unique insight into all aspects of commercial operations, Knowledge Information Solutions Inc. (KIS) president and CEO Catherine H. Giordano leads her company to achieve unprecedented growth.
KIS’s annual revenues exceeded $68 million and it had 50 employees in 2011, and its five-year sales growth of 68 percent got it listed on the 2012 HispanicBusiness 100 Fastest-Growing Companies index.
KIS is an SBA 8(a) and EDWOSB- and WOSB-certified, minority woman-owned business in Virginia and Maryland offering IT products, cloud services, VoIP telephony, hosted voice and mobility solutions, security, and managed services support to government and commercial customers.
Throughout her career in private industry and public service, Ms. Giordano has been responsible for all aspects of administration and operation of government and commercial/private business ventures. Her dedication to public service and minority-owned businesses have gained her national recognition, invited speaking engagements, and a number of significant awards.
Ms. Giordano is a founding partner of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and routinely meets with administration and congressional leaders to address proposed legislation and regulations by advocating for small business issues.
In addition to board and committee work with the WIPP, she serves on the James Madison University Member-College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and Health and Human Services Executive Advisory Council and Old Dominion University Research Foundation Board.