Columbia Consulting Group Completes Search for Oakwood Federal Directors

Executive search firm places two Federal Directors at Oakwood Worldwide

Dec 08, 2010, 13:10 ET from Columbia Consulting Group

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Consulting Group (CCG) completed their search for Oakwood Worldwide, which announced the appointment of Michael Thompson and Fred Woodward as Account Directors with their Federal team. The two positions represent an expansion of Oakwood's sales force, which provides temporary housing services to the U.S. Military, federal agencies, and government contractors.

"Michael Thompson has the same consultative and solution focused approach as Oakwood," said Randy Francis, Oakwood's Federal Manager. "I know he will be instrumental in developing strategic temporary lodging solutions for our government contractor customers."    

Francis continued: "With Fred Woodward's first hand knowledge of federal procurement and set aside programs, and experience leveraging prime and sub contracts, he is the perfect person to meet the complex needs of our clientele. He will additionally contribute to business planning and represent Oakwood as a thought leader."

Bert Sadtler, a CCG Managing Director, partnered with Oakwood to make both placements.

"Oakwood has consistently uncovered client problems and delivered solutions. Any addition to the Federal team had to display that same capacity for collaboration and ingenuity," said CCG's Sadtler. "They also had to demonstrate long-term relationships with government customers and significant contributions to company revenue. Michael and Fred both have the personal and professional attributes that will make them a great fit."

Before joining Oakwood, Michael Thompson was an Account Manager at ANSYS, Inc., where he achieved 103% of target revenue and worked with clients including Army Research Labs, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and NSA. Prior positions include sales roles with Avatech Solutions, GlobalSpec, Sealed Air Corporation, and Arrow Electronics.

Before his hire, Fred Woodward was a Federal Sales Manager at A. Pomerantz & Co., where he led $3.3 million in bids for projects with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to that, he was a co-founder of Diversified Solutions Group, and for more than 29 years served in various roles at Westinghouse/Knoll Inc., where he consistently grew government sales for his region.

Bert Sadtler

Bert Sadtler is a CCG Managing Director with both Federal and private sector experience. He has a deep understanding of technology solutions from more than 25 years in sales and marketing roles, and a record of developing long standing partnerships and delivering exceptional customer service. Bert has consulting relationships within the Federal government and with Federal contractors, and throughout the technology sector. For more details, visit

About Columbia Consulting Group

Columbia Consulting Group has been completing senior level searches in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Technology, and other sectors. Founded more than 35 years ago, CCG is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. For further information, visit

About Oakwood Worldwide

Oakwood Worldwide is the global leader and provider of furnished and serviced apartments. With more than 3,500 associates worldwide, nearly 23,000 apartments, and over 300 network partners, Oakwood offers custom solutions to meet any temporary housing need. For more information, visit

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