Donna T. Hamby, CP.APMP President Innova Strategies, LLC
Innova Strategies, LLC was formed in 2016 as an evolutionary reorganization of BD Solved, a sole proprietorship started by Donna T. Hamby in 2011. BD Solved successfully provided technical services, business consulting, graphics support, SharePoint and Website development, and proposal development services to small and mid-size companies pursuing government and commercial contracts. Donna has over 20 years of expertise in the aerospace and defense markets, including NASA, MDA, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army Corps of Engineers, with experience working for both large, medium, small, and micro businesses.
Donna has taken her business, new business capture, and personnel skills and transitioned to a client and employee-focused contractor for the Federal Government and prime contractors. As a woman-owned and HUBZone certified small business, Donna has committed to support personnel in underserved communities and provide training and mentorship for college students and recent college graduates.
Before founding her own business, Donna led Business Development in a successful local small business. During her tenure the company grew from 120 to 240 personnel. She also increased the number of bids and win rate significantly; from 16 bids with a 19% win rate, to over 60 bids with a 62% win rate. This translated into more than $500 Million in awarded contracts, with only 10% of those being multiple award contracts.
Donna is certified at the Practitioner Level (CP) by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). When certified she was one of only 300 people worldwide with this certification. Today approximately 700 people are certified CP by APMP.
Donna is experienced in contract management, employee relations, Human Resources, benefits management, recruiting, accounting, interfacing with corporate officers and employees, and all aspects of marketing, business development, and business strategy.