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New hire, upcoming D.C. office will help KC firm grow its federal work

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Overland Park, Kan. – One local IT consulting firm just took another step toward dramatically expanding its presence in the federal market. Veracity Consulting welcomed 28-year industry veteran Chris Barr as its new vice president of federal operations, effective Oct. 21. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Barr will lead P&L for the federal space for Veracity, with a focus on expanding the company’s already robust and wide-ranging client base across the country.

Barr replaces a KC-based director position and will soon lead a new “federal headquarters” for Veracity to complement the corporate headquarters at the company’s current Overland Park location. Based in Washington, D.C., the new office should be opening in the next six months to a year, said Angela Hurt, Veracity’s founder and CEO.  

“I’ve always known of Chris based on his stellar reputation, and I’m so excited to welcome him to the team,” Hurt said. “He’s not only a perfect fit to plug in to our existing federal partners, but he brings in additional relationships we didn’t previously have. Chris knows how to scale, he has a proven record of doing great work, and he’ll be an incredible leader to manage this new team. This is really a great opportunity to structure something new in this space.”

Barr’s experience includes growing multiple business development sectors in the federal space, as well as experience as an executive, P&L owner and capture manager. He previously led capture efforts at both NuAxis Innovations and Fulcrum Co., both based in Washington. He also served in senior management positions at SRA and ICF, as well as leadership positions with several smaller federal IT contractors.

“Veracity has an outstanding opportunity for growth in the federal IT market, particularly in federal civilian agencies,” he said. “I’m excited to lead this growing team as we bring Veracity’s expertise in software development and innovation to help our federal clients solve their pressing challenges. Even more than that, I’m thrilled to join a company with such a positive, inclusive culture, and one with so much high-caliber talent on staff—a company that people love working for and clients love working with.”

About Veracity Consulting

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Kansas City, Veracity is a tech consulting team of problem-solvers and truth-tellers who deliver customized IT solutions for its customers. The company helps bridge the gap between business and technology while always staying transparent and authentic—simply doing the right thing. Learn more at VeracityIT.com.