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Rhian Thompson


COO, Tantus

Location: Arlington, VA


Certified ScrumMaster



Rhian Thompson has more than18 years of professional experience leading organizations and information technology and project management programs. She possesses a combination of strong leadership and management skills, effective organizational change management aptitude, ability to blend IT strategy and business goals, and extensive technical experience in various areas of information systems development, implementation, and management. 

Ms Thompson is the Chief Operating Officer at Tantus Technology, Inc, a federal management and IT consulting firm located close to Washington, DC.  With the CEO and Leadership Team, Ms Thompson defines the organization’s strategic vision, service offerings, and business development efforts.  She is responsible for service delivery, including customer satisfaction, program financials, employee management, standards compliance, and quality service levels across four practice areas:  Financial Management, Information Security and Privacy, Technical Solutions, and Program and Project Management.  She oversees multiple contracts worth more than $30M in annual revenue, supported by more than 100 resources.   

Rhian Thompson is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (UVA) with a Masters in Technology, and received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard University.  She has Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications.  Ms. Thompson serves on the Advisory Board for the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA.

Work experience

Tantus Technology, Inc., COO
February 2007 - Present, Arlington, VA, United States
Who We Are Tantus is an Information Technology (IT) and management consulting firm located in Arlington, VA with locations in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Founded in 2002, we offer innovative and reliable IT and program management services to the Federal government. Tantus offers Small Disadvantaged Business 8(a) credit under several of our contract vehicles. Our Approach Tantus executes projects based on our consistent, yet flexible, CMMI Maturity Level 3 appraisal and our Project Management Institute compliant project management framework, known as the Tantus Touch. The Tantus Touch promotes predictable delivery of solutions to complex problems and ensures repeatable processes that are guaranteed to yield high quality results. Our Values Tantus‘ goal is to aid government agencies in finding the solutions and technologies they need to exceed mission goals. Our service offerings aim to provide agile solutions to keep pace with changing IT and business dynamics. Our values, known as the “Tantus Compass,” guide our interactions with each client, teaming partner, and employee.


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