ManTech – Employee Spotlight Q+A - Andre

Title: Vice President

Group: Federal Civilian Sector

Time at ManTech: 18 years

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What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about helping people grow and become the best version of themselves.

Growth requires objectivity, collaboration, and acceptance of where you are versus where you want to be, combined with a commitment to persevere through the uncomfortable to get to the “best version” part.

What do you like most about ManTech?

I have been a part of ManTech since 2005, and what I like the most is our commitment to people and our client’s mission – which walk hand-in-hand.

As a company, we have consistently made investments that help us grow our people and better support our clients. During my 18 years, I have witnessed changes in organizational structure, financial outcome focus areas, processes, and terminology. 

However, what has never changed is our commitment to developing our people and meeting our clients’ missions. 

What advice do you have for prospective ManTech candidates?

As a candidate joining the ManTech team, I would say:

  1. Seek to understand;
  2. Leverage your talent and scar tissue to help us to continue to evolve;
  3. Raise your hand and boldly ask questions; and
  4. Step up and into the leadership moments that will come your way daily.

What’s your favorite place in the world?

Any place where my family is.

Who is your superhero and why?

A definition of superhero is a character in a movie or story who has extraordinary strength and uses it to do good things and help other people. 

My superhero was not in a movie but in my life -my mom.  As a single mother of two, she demonstrated her extraordinary strength daily through her commitment to her faith, family, and tireless work ethic. 

Although, in the eyes of many, this might not constitute superhero outcomes, I think we take for granted what it takes to step up and demonstrate behavior that permeates a generation. It is not leaping over a building with a single bound or flying at the speed of light; it is better; it creates a foundation to develop future “real” superheroes.