CEO & Founder
Alba M. Alemán, CEO of Citizant, is an active mentor and advocate for the success of women leaders in government contracting and a frequent mentor to emerging leaders of women- and minority-owned businesses.
Alba has steered Citizant through 23 years of success in the government contracting business, providing strategic direction on corporate growth strategies, company culture, differentiating capabilities, and performance initiatives. She has led the development of Citizant’s Enterprise Data Community of Practice and is a recognized expert in the field of enterprise data management and Chief Data Officer (CDO) support services.
Her passion for creating a better future for Citizant employees, customers, and partners is evidenced by the company’s significant investments in organizational maturity, neuroscience-based leadership development, and employee care. Since its founding in 1999, Citizant has been recognized by numerous government and industry organizations for its innovative IT and business transformation solutions. In 2019, Citizant was recognized with GTSC’s Mid-Tier Business of the Year Award and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alba has led her team in transitioning to a “remote first” workforce – implementing new collaboration practices, downsizing offices, and widening her team’s geographic footprint to hire new leaders and experts from geographic areas and industries. After surviving severe disruptions and delays in government procurements due to the pandemic and the government’s implementation of Category Management, Alba led Citizant and its partners to significant new contract wins since 2021 that resulted in 35% growth in 2022.
Alba firmly believes that organizations must invest in mature business practices to ensure delivery excellence. Citizant’s Civilian Business Unit is appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI® Development and Services against Version 2.0, making Citizant the 4th company worldwide to achieve this distinction. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2015 for Talent Acquisition, ISO 20000-1:2018 for Shared Services, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security. Because of its disciplined focus on quality and customer satisfaction, Citizant routinely receives superlative performance ratings from its government customers.
Alba has been delivering mission-critical software and data management solutions to government agencies for 30 years. She has been recognized as the Fairfax County (Va.) Latina Business Owner of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, received the Pioneer Award from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and was named among the 25 top female executives in the region by Washington SmartCEO Magazine. She leads with heart and compassion and places human experience at the forefront of all interactions.