Ali brings two decades of experience assisting Federal Government and commercial clients in meeting their technology services needs through innovative solutions. Ali is a Managing Director with Surdak & Company, a strategy consulting firm where we provide hands-on guidance on the use of leading technologies such as Social Media, Data Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Cryptography, and Blockchain. Ali is currently the Program Chairman for the Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit, and recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Wharton Club of DC.
Ali has a track record for helping grow organizations to new levels of success as a leader and integral team member. Ali served as Vice President of Consulting Services at Xcelerate Solutions, where he was responsible for the organization, development, and management of Xcelerate’s greatest assets, the delivery personnel. He led the strategic development efforts that helped the company achieve 35% annual growth year over year. Prior to Xcelerate, Ali had leadership experience in a number of healthcare technology companies serving Federal, private, and international customers. He was Chief Technology Officer for RF Telematics, an early-stage company focused on delivering the MedLogiq data management platform for the healthcare market. Previously, Ali served as the Chief Operating Officer for MedRed LLC which develops and sells Medical Records and Clinical Decision Support Systems to both Government and commercial markets. Ali helped scale the operations of the company to expand their software to support additional military treatment facilities.
Ali also served 8 years in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives in a variety of technology leadership positions. As the Senior Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, he managed House operations and maintained direct oversight of House Information Resources, Administrative and Financial Services, Strategic Initiatives and Assets, and Furnishings and Logistics, overseeing a staff of more than 700 employees and 1,100 contractors, and oversight for the $1.4B operating budget. Ali previously served as the House’s Director of Advanced Business Solutions with oversight of all financial, business support, and web applications.
Prior to joining the Federal Government, Ali had a successful consulting career supporting projects that focused on environmental policy, telecommunications, strategic sourcing, and healthcare with Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture. Ali has international on-site consulting experience, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho), where he partnered with an international healthcare consulting organization and the U.S. Department of Defense to support the AIDS Awareness program.
Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and an Executive Master’s Degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a long time resident of Northern Virginia and currently resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife and two children.