Thoughtful Solutions

Our executive group is a unique mix of professionals with experience from Capitol Hill to Agency IT Executive Leadership to program and project management of many multiple regulatory IT implementations.

We supplement our Subject Matter Experts with experienced analysts and technical resources recruited from the highest-performing consulting firms and best schools in the country.

David Sawyer
Managing Director

Technical Systems Architect

Dave Sawyer has more than 20 years of experience in information technology program and project design initiation and leadership, governance and management, and delivery for systems development and deployments including technical and functional areas.

Since launching Sawyer Consulting in 2005, Dave has established a successful practice providing high-quality services in the areas of business consulting, IT strategy, systems architecture, and systems implementation across both public and private organizations.

His clients acknowledge him as a leader in crisis resolution, problem solving and debugging of complex architecture and infrastructure IT systems. He has led many high-profile COTS and custom software implementation projects where he was responsible for integrating technology support, including logical and physical layers, with the business architecture.

Dave has an extensive depth and breadth of technical skills - C++/C, Java (J2EE), UNIX, Apache, Tomcat, middleware, real-time applications, systems engineering/architecture, and content management systems (CMS). Dave has full lifecycle experience implementing Stellent Content Server / Oracle UCM on Unix and Windows platforms. Additionally, he is an experienced manager of production systems including operations, administration, monitoring, and support.

Before starting his own consulting firm, he was the Director of Financial Systems for the U.S. Department of Labor, and then the Deputy CIO for the Small Business Administration. While at SBA, Mr. Sawyer managed an organization of over 65 IT staff and an operating budget over $15M annually, as well as oversaw development of new systems and management of 70+ production systems. Before his government positions, he worked for Accenture where he consulted to Fortune 500 clients such as AT&T, Xerox, and Cisco Systems.

Dave holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State.

Patrick Doherty

Regulatory SME (ACA, Dodd-Frank, CPSIA), Business Architect

With more than 15 years of experience in systems and software product development, corporate finance planning and control, and Federal government consulting, Mr. Doherty brings expertise in change management, project management, product development and process re-engineering to his clients. Patrick combines strong communication skills with specific industry and systems implementation expertise to lead teams in completing complex business initiatives.

He is a Subject Matter Expert regarding the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to his time in government consulting he led the IT implementation of various bond analytics packages and proprietary valuation models for clients in the financial services industry. His most recent Dodd-Frank project was at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he advised Sawyer Consulting’s various projects implementing aspects of Dodd-Frank that regulate credit default swaps and interest rate swaps.

For the past three years he has also been the program lead on the consulting side for the IT modernization at the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In this role he manages a team of 14 consultants. Prior to that engagement, his consulting experience includes time at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and BearingPoint.

He tracks the development and implementation of the rules promulgated under the Affordable Care Act in support of Sawyer Consulting’s various clients in the health care industry.

Patrick is a graduate of Princeton University where he majored in Economics and Political Science.