Aditi Dussault is Co-Founder and Senior Consultant at GovContract Pros. In this capacity, Dussault works with businesses aspiring to obtain their next opportunity in the federal marketplace. Her extensive experience in both public and private sector certification programs provides her clients with the insights needed to successfully differentiate within a crowded competitive field.
Prior to joining GovContractPros, Dussault served in various roles at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of SBA’s IdeaLab, Dussault oversaw the planning and initial development of the Certify.sba.gov platform, bringing the systems for the Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program and the new All Small Mentor-Protege Program into the same system. Since then, the Certify platform has grown to encompass various processes associated with the 8(a) Business Development Program and is scheduled to incorporate the HUBZone Program. This system integration has already saved countless hours for thousands of businesses, and greatly simplified entry into the small business set-aside programs. It was also was the first technology project at SBA to leverage a fully modern technology stack and agile software development methods. Dussault also served as Senior Advisor in the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, which oversees small business contracting programs across the federal government.
Dussault’s entire professional career has been dedicated to advancing the cause of entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. Before joining SBA, Dussault worked at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), where she advocated for the inclusion of Women’s Business Enterprises in corporate supply chains. Before joining WBENC, Dussault co-authored the standards for obtaining certification as a Disability Owned Business Enterprise through the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN). Dussault began her career at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), where she supported the initial launch of the private-sector certification for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender-Owned Business Enterprises.