John Marshall, vice president of CGI Federal, helped advance the Office of Management and Budget's financial management line of business through his leadership.
"Look at his experience," said Mark Forman, a partner at KPMG. "OMB, a couple of federal agencies, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Booz Allen Hamilton, McManus, IBM and CGI. He's had blue chip experiences in industry and government."
OMB's lines of business initiatives are difficult to implement because they require officials from different organizations, with different interests, to collaborate. Marshall held a series of executive forums in which federal chief financial officers and chief information officers could discuss the practical ways they might begin transitioning to shared service providers.
"The first public-private competition…between government suppliers of shared services for financial management and commercial [providers] was just completed a couple of weeks ago," Forman said. "This is a dramatic change in the way government buys financial management systems."