Who We Are

Founded in 2002 by Lily Thomas, Innovate! Inc. is more than a consulting company. We are an certified woman and minority-owned consulting firm with an award-winning history of delivering state-of-the-art services and solutions to Federal, State, Tribal and local government clients. We also serve private industry, with special focus in transportation, healthcare, higher education, and utilities. Our portfolio of services consists of Cloud Advisory Services, Geospatial Solutions, Information TechnologyBusiness Consulting, and Innovate Business Operations Platform.

We are committed to the success of our clients, and deliver innovative solutions that solve management, technology, and program challenges while providing low total cost of ownership solutions so our clients can re-direct their precious resources to protecting human health and the environment. We employ a multi-disciplinary team of over 130 technical experts, regulatory specialists, project and program management consultants, information technology (IT), geospatial professionals, and communications and outreach strategists. We start by understanding our customers’ business objectives and don’t stop until they get maximum value. We identify our client’s needs and provide solutions that meet new challenges with confidence and agility.  

We are a “green” company sponsoring the Global Cooling Network, a 501c (3) organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s forests and preserving the environment.

Innovate! Core Values and Focus

Performance and Integrity

As part of our engagements, we create a culture of performance and accountability, resulting in superior integrity, client delivery and execution excellence. We provide the opportunity for our clients to envision new solutions knowing we will be there every step of the way fueling their success.


Our Team- We value our talented staff, embracing their expertise within a family-like atmosphere.

Our Clients- We are proud to assist our customers by providing solutions that will help them change the world.

Our Partners- We are pleased to have fostered long-term relationships with world-class companies.

Technology and Information Systems

We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of the ever-changing technology and information system environment.  We help you harness the power of technology, simplifying information so you can make informed business decisions. Our solutions have helped achieve results for global projects by increasing access to critical information for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Geological Survey (USGS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) among others.

Corporate Citizenship

As a green company – Innovate takes health and environmental issues to heart. We sponsor a 501c (3) organization, the Global Cooling Network, that works to preserve forested land in its natural undeveloped state. We design, develop, and implement systems and processes to monitor environmental risks. We also bring a global, analytical perspective to large-scale threats to human health.

Lily Thomas

Lily Thomas

Phill Thomas

Phill Thomas

Chief Executive Officer
Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts

Senior Manager, IT Service Delivery
Matt Brumberger

Matt Brumberger

Chief Operating Officer
Stacy Roux

Stacy Roux

Manager, Business Development
Denise Economy

Denise Economy

Chief of Staff
Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas

Senior Manager, Cloud Advisory Services and Business Management Consulting

We develop partnerships, not projects.  

Innovate! is proud to serve both public and private sector organizations.  We provide solutions for Federal, State and Local Government agencies, tribal organizations, and private companies. Our dedication to client satisfaction and successful history of on-time, on-budget delivery has resulted in enduring, decades-long relationships.

Federal – Federal departments and agencies are undergoing significant transformation activities in response to changes in the national and international environment.  Across all federal agencies, the imperatives of increased stewardship of resources, streamlined program management, improved planning and budgeting, and enhanced responsiveness to citizens are causing agencies to rethink and re-engineer many functions.

Innovate! builds and delivers tailored, integrated solutions that support the responsibilities and mission-critical systems of our federal clients.  To ensure you receive timely and comprehensive service, we assemble a team to collaborate with you to rapidly deliver quality functional and technical advice that is grounded in experience and enhanced by strategic and innovative thinking.

SharePoint Optimization: Inter-agency Operations
ArcGIS Indoors: Indoor Safety And Space Planning
Environmental Protection Agency
Department Of Defense
Department Of The Interior
United States Geological Survey
Andrews Base
Fort Polk

State and Local – State and local governments are critical to our every day lives and deal with a wide range of competing priorities. Innovate! helps turn challenges into opportunities, ensuring these governments receive relevant and scaleable solutions. 

Moving To The Cloud: ArcGIS Enterprise And AWS
City Of Hayden
Spirit Lake Police
Georgia Perimeter College
Texas University
Panhandle Health District

Private and Commercial –  Innovate! supports a range of private organizations from universities, healthcare agencies, non-profits and corporations.  Solutions range from assisting in planning, designing and implementing IT-based solutions; moving to the cloud;  measuring performance and customer experience; and geo-enabling processes to establish spatial location of your business data and enable  spatial analysis. Our focus is based on your challenges to guarantee their needs and goals are achieved and create new areas for business growth.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Blockchain: Plastics Supply Chain Tracking
Catholic Relief Services
Idaho Forest Group
Truven Health Analytics
Georgia State University
Pepco Holdings

Tribal –  Working effectively with tribal governments can be complex. Our personnel have over 30 years of experience working with tribes and have supported numerous initiatives for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Tulalip Tribes, and Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

Cow Creek Band Of Umpqua Tribe Of Indians
Snoqualmie Tribe
Tulalip Tribe
Couer D’Alene


According to Open Ratings, a third-party performance ratings service, our clients consistently rate Innovate! Inc. high in quality, reliability, and responsiveness





As a result of Innovate!’s culture and employee-led performance, we have received numerous awards including, but not limited to:


Innovate! is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia . We provide both on and off-site support to our clients.  This is done primarily as a matter of the client’s preference and convenience, and as enabled by the technology and work processes being applied.


Global Cooling Network

Founded by Innovate! in 2010, Global Cooling Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit, reflects Innovate!’s commitment to our planet. The mission of Global Cooling Network is to preserve forested land in its natural, undeveloped state. To learn more, please visit globalcoolingnetwork.org.

Active in the Community: Sharing Our Stories

Innovate recognizes that change starts with the individual – be the change that you want to see in the world! We strongly encourage and support our teammates’ passion to build a better tomorrow through Service Projects.