Founder and CEO Michael V. Sanders’ entrepreneurial spirit has positioned Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) as a player in the federal marketplace. Michael started IGH as a service-disabled, veteran owned small business in 2006 following his time in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps taught Michael valuable lessons about leadership and provided a firsthand perspective into the challenges and opportunities of government contracts.
IGH’s humble start in government contracting was a $2,500 contract from Prince George’s County in Maryland. Under Michael’s leadership, today IGH is a global company with $90 million in awards serving defense and civilian agencies.
Under IGH’s motto, “Transforming Business, Transforming Lives,” Michael seeks to solve complicated problems using innovative solutions. He has distinguished himself as a leader in the National Capital Region by applying a progressive mix of data, technology and human capital strategies to help federal agencies maximize every dollar.
IGH’s successful growth received prominent attention when the company landed on the INC Magazine 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies for three consecutive years (2016 - 2018). It was second on the Vet50 2016 list of Fastest Growing Veteran-Owned Companies. In 2016, Michael was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.
Amid IGH’s tremendous growth, Michael sought to grow his executive skills as well. Michael graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program in 2018. He left Boston even better prepared to lead the company through its next phase of growth.
Michael is committed to giving back to veterans and entrepreneurs. IGH was recognized in 2020 with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Platinum Level HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Michael serves on the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) Board to help veterans in the government contracting field. He also is on the Advisory Board for the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University.
Michael and his wife, Sarah, have four children and reside in Loudoun County. Their Belgian Malinois, Dixie, is affectionately called IGH’s Chief Nap Officer. The Sanders are active in their church, members of the Army Navy Country Club and enjoy supporting the American Red Cross of the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region. Michael also serves as a founding board member of Silent Bridge, a non-profit seeking to combat human trafficking across the globe.
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Established in 2006, Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). IGH is a prime contractor specializing in providing full-service professional solutions to federal agencies.