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Vajira Ranaviraja, Vice President of Corporate Development has over 17 years of professional experience specializing in business development, market strategy, market research, and product development. He is a subject matter expert in federal market Strategy, business development and acquisition processes. Prior to joining RIVA Solutions he was a Senior Manager for Strategy and Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems sector; he has also held lead roles at Bloomberg Government and Deltek’s GovWIN (INPUT). Hailing from Sri Lanka, he currently resides in Fairfax, VA. In his spare time he travels extensively, and takes in any local whiskeys.

Alex Stevens, Director of Marketing, has over ten years of marketing and startup experience across both private and public sectors. Prior to joining RIVA Solutions, Alex served as the Head of Marketing at The Clearing. An entrepreneur at heart, Alex co-founded Digital District in 2013, a 501(c)6 organization aimed at fostering innovation and education in the digital sphere. Alex has a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Business from Boston University. She hopes to one day pursue a doctorate and spend her golden years as an adjunct professor teaching the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. In her free time Alex is an avid CrossFitter and Powerlifter. She enjoys cooking, tending to her growing collection of house plants, and taking long walks with her rescue pitbull, Zooey. 

Vaj, and Alex’s extensive experience and background in the GovCon industry will be paramount to taking RIVA to the next level, especially during this period of major growth. We are thrilled to have them onboard!,” says Naveen Krishnamurthy, RIVA Solutions Chief Executive Officer. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Vaj and Alex onto the RIVA leadership team. These strategic hires represent our commitment and investment in building a strong, experienced team with an eye toward expansion. Their combined experience and background in GovCon will be pivotal in accelerating our growth as we expand beyond the small business market,” says Naveen Krishnamurthy, RIVA Solutions Chief Executive Officer.

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