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Ghermay Araya

CEO and Senior Consultant

Ghermay is an accomplished Founder and CEO who has transformed New Light Technologies (NLT) into a formidable GIS, IT, and Data Science provider over the past two decades. With a unique blend of business development acumen and information technology expertise, Ghermay has enabled NLT to serve a diverse clientele, including Federal, State, and Local Governments, Commercial, Academia, International Organizations, and Non-Profit customers.

As a consummate business development strategist and information technology consultant, Ghermay is passionate about organizing and leading teams to build sustainable technology solutions. His primary objective is to provide NLT teams with the entrepreneurial space and nurturing needed to build world-class, scalable solutions.

Ghermay brings over 25 years of experience organizing, leading, and executing small and large-scale technology and business process improvement initiatives. He is an accomplished consultant with expertise in Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Management (BIM), IT Security, Networking and Hosting (including Cloud) Solutions, Data Science, and Application Development.

Utilizing lean business development and management strategies, Ghermay leads several service and product development teams on a hybrid development and consulting strategy for bringing customer-proven products to market. This approach is derived from over two and a half decades of field experience and education at the University of Maryland, Harvard Business School, and George Mason University.

Ghermay is inspired by the art of the possible and overcoming technical challenges with elegant and sustainable solutions. He is also an avid runner, recently completing his fifth Marine Corps Marathon. When he is not working, Ghermay raises his two girls and two boys with his wife, coaches a middle-school soccer team, and teaches at a weekend language school for first-generation Americans to learn their native languages.