Advisory Board & Partners

Advisory Board & Partners

Meet the people who help make Smart Synergies what it is today and what it will be in the future. Our leadership team inspires greatness, encourages innovation, and keeps the momentum moving forward.

Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray is a strategic thinking, process-focused, and multi-faceted, human resources management leader with comprehensive HR-focused experience in corporate level multi-cultural environments; specializing in strategic HR management, training, and employee relations, including investigations, performance management, and HR policies. He demonstrates applied expertise in facilitating change management in both growth and downsizing organizations. He has a proven track record of accomplishment in recruiting & selecting, training & development, assessing employee engagement, and recommending viable solutions. Mr. Murray has expertise in improving human resources issues that result in the successful operation of the organization. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Providence College.

Jay Lambke

Jay Lambke brings over 30 years of experience leading organizations that have successfully serviced the specialized IT needs of the Federal, State, Local, and Education Markets. His natural instincts for leadership and entrepreneurial thinking combined with strict business discipline, and his ability to identify new and emerging market opportunities, has proven him a resolute leader.

Marysela Bonillas-Gonzalez

Marysela Bonillas-Gonzalez is an established leader with expertise in all areas of business development/capture and contract management. She is a skilled negotiator able to deliver creative solutions, that are economically feasible and mutually-beneficial and an experienced manager capable of cultivating new business and maintaining excellent client relationships. Ms. Gonzalez is a talented coach and mentor, adept at building high-performing teams. She earned a master’s degree from Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University.

Brandon McTavish

Brandon McTavish is an internationally experienced Talent Acquisition Executive. With a background in both in-house and agency recruitment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Employer Branding, Corporate Communications, Talent Management and Culture, Brandon is passionate about the Employee Experience. He has a wide variety of experiences from building and managing large teams, partnering with executives to identify, attract and retain top talent while driving communications and improving the employee experience. Mr. McTavish earned degrees from James Madison University and Randolph-Macon College.

Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly brings more than 30 years of leadership experience with companies ranging from early-stage, venture-backed startups to category-leading publicly traded enterprises. He is a prove public and private company CEO, who has brought sales, share, and profit success to every organization he has led. Mr. Kelly has demonstrated strategic vision, organization development, and consistent execution in areas including operations, mergers and acquisitions, business integration, sales, and marketing. He earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Sumeet Shrivastava

Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than two decades of experience in the government IT industry. Sumeet’s experience has traversed the full range of early-stage small business to a competitive, mid-tier contractor, including on both sides of M&A transactions. Sumeet has been committed to his alma mater, George Mason University (MBA ’94), and the regional community throughout his career. He serves on the GMU Foundation Board of Trustees, is the President of Mason’s Alumni Association, and sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Business School. In addition, Sumeet is on the Boards of the Northern Virginia Children’s Science Center and TiE DC.