MindPetal was founded in 2006 to address complex technical challenges faced by our government customers. The newly minted company took over a critical project at the Department of Labor (DOL) after multiple failed attempts by large integrators. MindPetal followed a nimble and agile delivery model and successfully stabilized and deployed the DOL system.

Building on our successful DOL engagement, MindPetal has delivered projects at more than a dozen federal agencies including the Department of the Interior (DOI), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fourteen years later, MindPetal continues to deliver complex, enterprise solutions to support our federal customers, including cloud-based, low code, and business process management (BPM) solutions to modernize legacy systems.

On November 1, 2023, MindPetal acquired Vertical Applications, Inc. (VerticalApps), a leading provider of Intelligent Automation solutions for the Federal Government, expanding our capabilities to include data analytics, robotic process automation (RPA), and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, the VerticalApps acquisition enabled MindPetal to significantly strengthen our senior management team with the addition of VerticalApps founders Will Choi as Chief Operating Officer, Paul Grace as Chief Financial Officer, and Mike Grace as Senior Vice President for Program Delivery.

With 2023 projected revenue of $20M and more than 130 staff, MindPetal is independently assessed at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV ML3) and Services (CMMI-SVC ML3), and is ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 20000 (ITIL/ITSM), and ISO 27001 (Information Security) certified.

Leadership Team

MindPetal's leadership team brings extensive experience and technical expertise in federal technology consulting and all aspects of corporate management. The addition of VerticalApps' senior management team has further strengthened our ability to position MindPetal as a leading provider of advanced technology solutions to the Federal Government.

As Founder and CEO of MindPetal, Sony sets the company's vision and technology focus. Sony has more 20 years of experience providing technical leadership in large-scale system development and modernization with MindPetal, BAE Systems, and Apptis/SETA.


Chief Executive Officer

Mike leads MindPetal's corporate growth strategy. Mike brings more than 25 years of experience managing federal technology contractors, including 17 years as EVP of OnPoint, a federal technology contractor acquired by Sapient in 2014, and four years as COO of IIA/KeyLogic, a large federal technology contractor.



Will provides day-to-day leadership and oversight for MindPetal's corporate functions and leads the integration of MindPetal and VerticalApps. Will has more than 25 years of experience as CEO of VerticalApps and technology leadership roles with AOL.


Chief Operating Officer

Paul leads all aspects of MindPetal and VerticalApps financial management and pricing. He has more than 25 years of experience as CFO of VerticalApps and technology leadership with companies like Fannie Mae, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Freddie Mac.


Chief Financial Officer

Mike leads MindPetal and VerticalApps service delivery to our customers, ensuring the right resources are available to meet each customer's unique challenges while managing potential risks and challenges. He has more than 20 years of technology leadership in the govcon space with VerticalApps, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Oracle.


Senior VP, Program Delivery

John leads all business development activities for MindPetal and VerticalApps, and brings more than 25 years of experience as a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer and industry executive.


Vice President, Business Development

Usha is responsible for accounting, invoicing, and contract administration for MindPetal. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate operations in the government and commercial space.

Usha Cheriathundam

Vice President, MindPetal Finance & Contracts

Allison is responsible for finance and operations for VerticalApps. She has more than 20 years of experience in federal contracting with VerticalApps and Booz Allen Hamilton.


Vice President, VerticalApps Finance & Operations

Craig drives solution development and strategic technology initiatives for MindPetal and VerticalApps. He has more than 20 years of experience leading technology programs across the Federal Government for VerticalApps, Excella, Avaya, BearingPoint, and IBM.


Vice President, Technology

Sapna leads MindPetal's strategic technology initiatives focused on cloud technologies, low-code/no-code and BPM solutions, and AI. She has more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise implementations for DOL and DHS and previously led product development for Intelligent Automation, Inc., a DoD-focused R&D company.


Vice President, Technology

Shankar is responsible for enhancing MindPetal’s corporate capabilities, enabling MindPetal to continue delivering outstanding service to our federal customers. He previously served for 20 years as President and CEO of OnPoint, a federal contractor that was acquired by Sapient in 2014.


Vice President, Corporate Development


MindPetal's federal customers have relied on us as a trusted advisor and partner for over 15 years to deliver innovative solutions that increase efficiency and reduce cost.

Contract Vehicles

MindPetal offers our customers convenient, flexible, and cost-effective access to our services through our Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) and department-level Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

  • GSA IT Schedule 70 GWAC
    ‌‌(Contract No. GS-35F-0500W)

  • DOL OCIO Case Management BPA (Contract No. 1605DC-18-A-0046)
  • DOL OCIO IT Operations & Management (ITOM) IDIQ (Contract No. 1605DC-19-F-00028)

  • FAA eFAST (Contract No. 693KA9-22-A-00047)

Certifications & Partnerships

As an ISO 9001 appraised and CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3 assessed organization, MindPetal lives and breathers quality that is operationalized on each of our client engagements. Our partnerships with industry-leading solution providers like Appian and MiCo and cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services give us the expertise and access to ensure the appropriate solution for each customer's unique environments and mission support requirements.