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About Akiri

​Akiri Consulting was founded in 2019 with the primary aim of making USAID compliance, pricing and contracts management advisory services accessible and affordable to USAID partners.

Akiri’s talent pool consists of senior- and mid-level experts who specialize in USAID contracting and who collectively have worked with small businesses, non-profits, local subcontractors and large prime implementing partners alike. Our experts have a diverse portfolio of experience including leading both Home Office Compliance teams and Field Office operations teams, and developing a variety of USAID cost proposals that range from $5M to $1B+ in value.

All told, the combined experience of Akiri’s experts total more than 100 years. Our team’s breadth of knowledge provides a unique vantage point of the multitude of practices and policies that different entities use in their approach to USAID contracting and subcontracting. This experience has granted our team the ability to see what works well and what needs improvement, and apply that knowledge to clients’ needs.

Since our inception, Akiri has provided contracts, subcontracts, compliance, operations, and proposal pricing support to more than 30 clients.

 
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Who We Are
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Katherine Gentic, Founder and CEO

Katherine Gentic is a contracts, compliance, operations and project management specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in cradle-to-grave USAID government contract and subcontract management.

Ms. Gentic is regularly sought after by her clients for pricing USAID cost proposals, negotiating contract terms and conditions, and providing assessments and recommendations for improvements to corporate policies, procedures, and templates.

She is fluent in USAID regulations and policy (FAR, AIDAR, ADS, DSSR, FAM/FAH, CFR, FTR) and government contracting mechanisms (IDIQ, FFP, T&M, CPFF/AF, BPA, GSA). Breadth of knowledge spans multiple sectors including healthcare, education, trade, technical services, IT software, supply chain, construction and infrastructure, security, and commercial goods and services.

 

She has been a trusted resource for training and mentoring junior-, mid-, and senior-level employees in understanding the nuances of government contracting, interpreting regulations and contract terms/conditions, cost/pricing, and creating compliant yet outside-the-box solutions to complex project implementation issues.