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Esther Burgess

Vice President, IDIQ Programs and Strategic Growth

Esther Burgess is Vice President of IDIQ Programs and Strategic Growth of Intelligent Waves, LLC. She is credited with propelling IW’s expansive growth through significant contract wins with large-scale Defense programs. As an experienced business development and capture leader, Esther is strategically skilled in the full spectrum of business operations in the government contracting sector, including expansion, client retention, personnel management, contract administration, and complex project management. Her extensive knowledge of the federal acquisition process and background in working with large, mid-size, and small businesses gives her valuable perspectives on teaming and positioning to win.

Before joining Intelligent Waves, Esther managed Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Program Offices and CONUS AND OCONUS major defense contracts for leading defense contractors. She has a proven track record of winning and managing work for multiple U.S. military organizations within the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy. She has also worked with numerous federal agencies, including BLS, CMS, DISA, DOS, EPA, GSA, IRS, LOC, NASA, NIH, NOAA, NRC, OPM, SSA, VA, and USDA.

Esther graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI, with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science. She earned a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.