FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 21, 2022 – Riphean Investments is proud to announce that Chief Growth Officer Kristin Mills was selected as one of the 2022 Rising Stars of GovCon by DCA Live. She was recognized at this year’s award event held March 17 at the WeWork on the 27th floor of 1201 Wilson in Rosslyn. 

Mills was recognized with 28 other highly accomplished individuals for their success and emergence as industry leaders in the Washington GovCon and Tech community, including Marjorie Osmer, CEO for Riphean Investments’ portfolio company Catapult Consultants. Riphean Investments Partners Joel Griffin and Brian DeMuth were in attendance.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such a strong group of professionals in government contracting,” said Mills. “I am fortunate to be well supported by our team at Riphean Investments and am grateful for the connections I have been able to make through DCA Live.”

As Chief Growth Officer for Riphean Investments, Mills plays an integral role in guiding the growth of the firm and its partners, supporting go-to-market strategies, strategic planning and marketing efforts. Before joining Riphean, Kristin co-developed a full-scope multi-year strategic growth and go-to-market plan for a mid-tier government contracting firm and led the execution of all re-branding and marketing activities, which in turn led to the firms’ acquisition by a multi-national large business within a year. She also regularly supports community nonprofits including regional economic development and expansion endeavors that promote the Fredericksburg region and business community.

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