Illada is an 8(a) certified, woman owned small business based in Fort Collins, CO. Both Illada partners combined have over 32 years of experience working on government contracts in the information technology architecture and implementation arena. We have extensive business and technical expertise, skills and qualifications, including in-depth knowledge of federal contracting combined with an extensive information technology background, personal recognition and contacts in the federal government.
Prior to having founded Illada, Jennifer Bowman honed her business and technical skills with various different companies in the Information Technology sector as well as many non-profit organizations. Ms. Bowman has over 8 years experience managing large scale Enterprise Application deployments. As the deployment Manager, Ms. Bowman created a standard roll-out methodology for deploying enterprise programs, and successfully managed the HSPD-12 and ICAM programs to 27 agencies within USDA. For each of these major programs, her responsibilities included; developing, presenting to, and coordinating with agency program managers, technical teams and business customers, facilitating meetings with all stakeholders to analyze and develop the IT requirements, and evaluating the impact of integrating enterprise programs with agency systems and business owner applications.
In addition to her company and consulting responsibilities, Ms. Bowman is a recognized leader in the community. Ms. Bowman is a volunteer board member for various non-profit organizations, including the Hand Up Cooperative, which assists the homeless and near homeless to find, obtain and sustain employment opportunities, and the Permanent Day Shelter, which is working to provide the homeless community of Northern Colorado with a year round shelter facility. As a board member, Ms. Bowman is responsible for all information technology directions and decisions and the marketing and public relations for both organizations.
Program Manager/Solutions Architect with over twenty four years of progressive experience in enterprise architecture development, enterprise system integrations, business process automation, and information technology deployments. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Cox managed several large programs with up to 30 employees and a total annual budget of $15 to $20 Million. His extensive experience and knowledge of Enterprise Architecture best practices has benefited USDA on the following mission critical programs: Identity and Access Management (IAM), eAuthentication, Web Farm Hosting, Human Resources ERP system (EmpowHR) deployments, and across the federal government on development of the GSA HSPD-12 federal-wide architecture based on the NIST FIPS-201 standard. For each of these major programs, Mr. Cox’s responsibilities included: developing a working relationship with agency program managers, technical teams and business customers, understanding the agency program manager’s role in the evolving Enterprise Architecture, facilitating meetings with all stakeholders to analyze and develop the IT requirements, developing the blueprint for the enterprise solution architecture, and evaluating the impact of and integrating these enterprise programs with agency systems and business owner applications.