Founded in 2013, Jazz Solutions, Inc. (JSL) is an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned, SBA certified 8(a) program participant small business delivering customer-centric IT solutions built to further the mission and goals of Federal, State, and local governments.
We offer our customers three distinct advantages: expertise in our service offerings, thought leadership that drives innovation, and a culture focused on customer satisfaction.
The JSL mission is to cultivate Relationships, Responsibility, and Results through People, Purpose, and Process.
Gargi Kakarlapudi brings over 16 years of experience in operations and management of information technology services. As the President, she provides strategic direction with a focus on developing human capital and growing the firm's core competencies.
Gargi's desire to create a culture of workplace integrity to strengthen corporate compliance helped to transform a small services company to the fast-growing Government contracting company.
Gargi received a Bachelor's degree in computer sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India and resides in Ashburn, VA.
Kristen serves as the Chief Executive Officer at JSL. She blends her two decades of large-scale profit and loss leadership, technical program management, and commitment to building strong business partnerships to develop an organization that delivers meaningful results. Prior to joining JSL, Kristen served as CEO of LarK Federal, a Woman-Owned Small Business. She built a talented, motivated team known for complex problem solving and embracing challenges to deliver solutions that exceed customer expectations.
Kristen has been responsible for providing leadership in both consulting and executive roles for industry leading system integrators, last serving as sector Vice President. She led P&L for an organization with $100M+ annual revenue ($1B contract valuation) and 1200 employees. She developed a Shared Services Organization leveraged across the company resulting in lower operational costs and provided executive leadership on a Government award-winning mobile application.
Kristen is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and holds PMP, ITIL Foundations and Certified Scrum Master certifications.
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