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OUR STORY

Centurion. Trusted Service Delivery.

Centurion Consulting Group, LLC, a Woman-Owned Small Business headquartered in Herndon, VA conveniently located near Washington D.C., is a national consulting firm servicing the public and private sector by delivering relevant solutions for our client’s complex business and technology challenges. Our leaders each have 25 years of experience in the Information Technology, Business and Professional Services industry serving federal agency, system integrator, and commercial customers.

Our corporate family brings demonstrated experience over the past three decades in partnering with over 10,000 consultants and hundreds of clients in the federal government and private sector. Today, Centurion delivers Information Technology, Business Professional, and Human Resource services and solutions as a federal contractor (GSA MAS 54151S & 56131 Schedule holder) and commercial industry IT services provider.

We believe that customer service to all you are entrusted with is not a “throwback” concept and that true business partnerships begin simply with a handshake. Through a commitment to do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing, we have gratefully built a loyal and expansive network, that today we engage as our fellow Centurions to serve and effectively engage with our customers’ mission.

We started with the belief that we could offer this time-learned knowledge via a mission-driven firm that serves a balanced commitment to financial success, social responsibility, and our community. Several years later we are grateful and thankful for all those in our Centurion family and look forward to our collective significance for years to come.

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What's in a Name?

The centurion was a professional officer in the Roman army and navy originally engaged around 100 BC. To earn the rank of centurion, a Roman legionary would be battle-tested and need to have served somewhere between 13–20 years. In service, centurions commanded groups of legionnaires known as a “centuria,” meaning 100, but in practice somewhere between 80 to 100 soldiers. IT RecruitingThey were responsible to train under adverse conditions, meet extreme standards of conditioning and endurance, give training and discipline to the legionaries, and provide for their own food, clothing, bedding, armor, and other expenses.

Centurions were chosen for their display of valor, honor, loyalty, strength, and expertise in skill. They took quiet pride in acutely listening and being ready to execute on the orders received to meet their obligations. They led their century from the front, occupying a position alongside their legionnaires at the front right location of the formation and were known for inspiring and leading by their personal action and example. The promotion to centurion was considered one of the highest honors of a legionnaire.

Two thousand years later, the definition of a centurion has held its own and we look to uphold that tradition as a Mission-driven firm engaged in servant leadership. We believe the centurion’s unwavering commitment to excellence, honor and loyalty, and people and communities served, are directly relevant to the requirements of successful business partnerships, organizational growth, financial and cultural success.

We invite you to join us in leading, serving, and delivering as a Centurion.

Team

    Theresa Zandi

    Principal Owner

    Blaine W. Smith

    Principal

Theresa Zandi

Principal Owner

A recognized leader in the IT services and management consulting industry, Theresa brings over 20 years of experience to Centurion. She started her career in staffing as a recruiting and delivery management professional, which included opening a fledgling office in Dallas, TX as well as managing a team in Atlanta, GA. To continue career diversification, Theresa transitioned to the client relationship side of the business where she thrived as a business development executive and ultimately a managing director, running a branch office for a top firm in Atlanta, GA.

She returned to the Washington, D.C. area to spend the next 18 years leading the global recruiting, national consultant care and regional operations teams for three nationally-ranked firms. This included the development and growth of a regional recruiting organization that led to its acquisition.

Her expertise includes strong relationship selling with Fortune 500 clients, effective organizational management and proven cutting edge recruiting skills of top technical talent.

Theresa’s passion lies in direct recruiting engagement, and training others to build relationships, handle objections, negotiate strategically and deliver excellence.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Blaine W. Smith

Principal

Leading and growing nationally ranked IT Services and consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic for nearly 20 years has led Blaine to Centurion.  He entered the industry as a business development executive focused on genuine relationship building, that allowed him to excel in connecting the dots between people, projects and profit.

Committed to continual personal development for career growth, Blaine organically opened the Baltimore, Delaware, and Philadelphia markets for a Top 10 IT national staffing firm and grew it into a recognized leader in the marketplace. From there, he ran an emerging company in the Washington D.C. area and, with its owners, took it to market and successfully sold it to a nationally ranked top 15 professional services firm.

After the acquisition, Blaine continued for five years to lead the National Capital Region, and the wholly owned subsidiary servicing the Federal Government as a large IT Services contractor.

Blaine’s passion is rooted in the development of people and business to help them exceed their potential while ensuring corporate growth.  He strives daily to continue a successfully proven business strategy that is built on a personal non-negotiable commitment to integrity, loyalty, work ethic, and development of genuine trust.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

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How We Got Here

1994 – A New Day

Our ownership enters the rising demand sector for IT Services and Solutions.

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1998 – New Markets

In support of Top 15 US IT Staffing firms, our ownership leads multi-geographic locations with extensive organic growth.

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2008 – Build and Grow

Our ownership leads and grows a regional firm serving the civilian and DoD federal marketplace as well as the leading commercial Banking and Financial customers in the DC/VA/MD marketplace resulting in its acquisition by a Top 15 US IT Services and Solutions firm.

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2016 – Hello World!

Centurion Consulting Group is founded in December 2016. Built to serve and mission-driven, we aspire to make the lives and economic success of our employees, community, public and private sector clients better. Join us and become a Centurion today!

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2017 – First Contract Award

Centurion is awarded management consulting, commercial services, and federal civilian subcontracts providing Software Engineering, DevOps, Agile, Talent Acquisition, and Human Resources among other IT Services and solutions.

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2018-2020 – Federal and Commercial Growth

Centurion continues expansion with multiple federal subcontract awards with the Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury, US Census, NIH, and Social Security Administration via our Federal Practice areas of Agile Solutions, Data Solutions, Infrastructure & Security Solutions, and Software Development & Engineering Solutions. Our commercial…

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2021 – Portfolio Expansion

Centurion is appraised CMMI Level 3 Services, is awarded two GSA MAS Schedules: 56131 Talent Acquisition Human Capital and 54151S Information Technology Professional Services, offers cleared service offerings to the DoD, adds new federal civilian subcontracts with HRSA and EPA, and begins pursuit of WOSB…

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