Bizzell Appoints New CAO, CFO, and VP of Strategic Growth
Friday March 25, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) — The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is strengthening its leadership team with the appointments of Dr. Chad Brown as Chief Administrative Officer and Ms. Bethelehem Kebede as Vice President, Strategic Growth, and the promotion of Yomi Jones to Chief Financial Officer.
Chad Brown, MPH, MBA, DM, Chief Administrative Officer
Chad Brown, MPH, MBA, DM, recently served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans. His responsibilities included assisting overseeing the day-to-day management of the City’s numerous departments and agencies, preparing and executing the City’s $700M yearly operating budget and $1.2B 5-year capital program, and coordinating and implementing innovative solutions to reform city government.
Dr. Brown has diverse professional experience in both the private and public sector throughout the United States. Before his role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Brown served as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Growth at Bizzell. Additional professional experience include healthcare operations, management consulting for municipalities in Louisiana, and private sector project management and execution experience in the Washington DC area. Dr. Brown holds a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland, a Master of Public Health from Emory University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.
“My core values have always aligned with the innovative work and impact of Bizzell, and I am excited to contribute my expertise and experience to the culture of Bizzell,” said Dr. Chad Brown.
Yomi Jones, Chief Financial Officer
Yomi Jones, Bizzell’s Chief Financial Officer is an accomplished and dynamic finance professional with proven productivity improvement, cost cutting, troubleshooting and analytic skills with 15+ years of experience in organization implementation, financial reporting, cost accounting, cash flow control, pricing, financial analysis, strategic planning, and management.
Prior to the promotion, Mr. Jones served as Bizzell’s Vice President, Finance and Global Operations. He brings a wealth of financial and growth experiences across multiple industries including securities and financial markets, investment banking, information technology, logistics and supply chain management, and construction. He is expert in government contracting with expertise in data analytics, forecasting and budgeting, systems implementation, process improvement, payroll administration, and inventory management with a thorough understanding of financial systems and operations across the globe. Mr. Jones is a graduate of Howard University and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
“Bizzell continues to accelerate client real world change. Being a part of Bizzell’s culture of real-world change and team-driven success is an honor,” said Yomi Jones.
Bethelehem Kebede, Vice President, Strategic Growth
Local and global strategic growth is in the fabric and DNA of Bizzell, creating a significant need for newly appointed Vice President, Strategic Growth Bethelehem Kebede. Ms. Kebede is a proven leader with deep experience driving and shaping small to large-sized strategic and businesses development ventures and relationships for opportunities in the federal and public sector markets. As a strategic-focused executive, Ms. Kebede leads multi-disciplined teams focused driving capture and proposal readiness from early positioning and shaping efforts, to development and implementation of winning strategies and marketing solutions to increase sales, productivity for small and large business contractors.
Prior to joining Bizzell, Ms. Kebede was the Military Health Lead for Capgemini Government Solutions. She was responsible for the strategic development plans and revenue within the Civilian Sector, Health, and Benefits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Health Military including the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Veterans Affairs (VA). In this capacity, Ms. Kebede won the DHA Military Health System Enterprise IT Services Integrator ($2B) and the DHA Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Workforce 3.0 ($1.2B). Ms. Kebede’s educational programs include Marymount University (Biology), Howard University (Political Science), and Trinity University (Business Administration).
“I am pleased to bring my formulas for successful business growth to a global innovative strategy firm such as Bizzell,” mentioned Bethelehem Kebede.
Bizzell’s investment in thought leaders to drive the next generation of business development, growth, and success is the first of many unique human capital investments to meet the mission and goals of the company.
“The ever-evolving needs of our world calls for our firm to focus on new growth strategies, capabilities and services that we offer,” says Anton C. Bizzell, MD, President and CEO of Bizzell. “We’re looking forward to leveraging each new leader’s expertise in order to advance our clients’ missions, using essential insights to ensure strategic advantage as we accelerate real world change.”
Established in 2010, Bizzell is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a passion to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health solutions, global health, workforce innovation and other critical needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Georgia, and Africa, Asia, and Central America.