Andy Maner



Managing Partner, IBM U.S. Federal, GBS

Andrew Maner is the Managing Partner of U.S. Federal within IBM Global Business Services (GBS). He leads all federal service market development initiatives and personnel, including managing a strategic cleared regional delivery center in Kaiser, West Virginia with more than 200 employees. He is focused on providing relevant and compelling solutions to Federal clients’ mission areas during this time of budget austerity. These solutions include data center consolidation, cloud computing, enterprise resource planning implementation, predictive analytics, enterprise content management, business process re-engineering, data warehousing, dynamic infrastructure development, and smarter planet technologies.

Prior to being acquired by IBM in March of 2010, Maner was the Chief Executive Officer National Interest Security Company (NISC), a 1,000 employee DC Capital backed Information Management/Services and Technology Management Consulting Company serving the intelligence, homeland security, DoD, federal medical and energy marketplaces. Maner led the company through multiple acquisitions ultimately through the sale of the company to IBM.

Mr. Maner was appointed by President George W. Bush in January 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until March of 2006. As the CFO, Mr. Maner was responsible for the on-going integration of agencies such as the Transportation Security Agency, United States Cost Guard, United States Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and FEMA into DHS. Maner also managed all budget, finance, financial system, strategic planning and investment review functions within the ~$50 billion Cabinet Department.

Mr. Maner also served at the U.S. Customs Service (later to become U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Department of Homeland Security) from January 2002 to January 2004 as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner. In March 2003, Maner was also asked to direct and manage the merger of the four component agencies of CBP, including U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, INS inspections and Agriculture & Quarantine Inspections.

Before Joining U.S. Customs, Mr. Maner was Vice President for Development and Sales for ICG Commerce. Prior to ICG Commerce, Maner was a Principal at aligne, Inc., a technology consulting firm specializing in information technology, e-commerce initiatives and supply chain outsourcing. Mr. Maner served in the administration of President George Bush in the White House Office of Advance and later as a Staff Assistant under Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater in the White House Press Office (1991-1993). Following the change in administration, he continued to work for former President Bush and Mrs. Bush, as Director of Press and Political Affairs in the former President’s office in Houston, Texas. During the U.S. aid effort in Somalia in 1993, Mr. Maner served as Special Assistant to the United Nations Envoy to Somalia in Mogadishu.

Mr. Maner is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A.), where he currently serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Liberal Arts. He received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

In 2013, Mr. Maner was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award by Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts. Maner was selected to the FED100 for 2010, an honor recognizing the 100 most influential individuals for their accomplishments that year in the Federal Government/Contracting Community partnership. In 2010, Maner accepted the “Hottest Exit” award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council for NISC’s sale to IBM. Maner received a Distinguished Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard in 2006, and was selected for the coveted Purdue University Old Masters award program in 2005. Maner is on the Board of No Greater Sacrifice, a non-profit that dedicates scholarships for higher education to families of fallen and wounded Service members. Maner lives in Washington D.C with his wife Julie and their 3 sons.

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