Senior Vice President, Celero Strategies, LLC


Cyndi Thomas is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience as a strategy professional and transformation leader.  Ms. Thomas thrives on complexity based principles and the implementation of strategic initiatives that improve the “what” and “how” a company delivers products and services to its existing and prospective customers.

As a strategic growth executive with NCI Information Systems, Ms. Thomas developed and implemented growth strategies that achieved capability, account, and strategic partner growth. Prior to joining NCI, she held positions with both Booz Allen Hamilton and CSC where she supported both corporate and federal customer transformation initiatives.

Ms. Thomas possesses more than 12 years of experience in the private sector as a transformation leader for companies in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, legal, and retail industries.

She has served as a board member for both the Women In Defense and Association for Strategic Planning professional organizations, in addition to chairing the Professional Services Council Vision Forecast C4ISR team.  Ms. Thomas is a frequent conference and symposium speaker, article author, and blogger.

Ms. Thomas holds a degree in Military History from The Ohio State University, and is currently completing her Masters of Science of Law in Financial Services Compliance and Risk at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


  • Led more than 25 large-scale transformation initiatives establishing five companies, six lines of business, and more than ten governance and operating models
  • Served as a Senior Advisor to the Air Force CIO; Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA); and HQ Air Force CIO
  • Career capture of $8B in revenue
  • Direct management of global teams
  • Extensive P&L, Asset, and Budget management


NCI Information Systems, Defense

  • VP, Strategic Growth

EMC, Management Consulting

  • Consultant, Executive Advisor/Transformation

CSC, Global Consulting and Outsourcing

  • Managing Director/VP, Human Capital
  • Managing Director/VP, Strategic Growth

Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Premier Management Consulting

  • Consultant, Executive Advisor/Transformation

Sevenus Consulting, Management Consulting

  • President, Advisory Services