President and CEO/Founding Owner
Charles M. Thomas
Charles is the founding owner of Consummate Computer Consultants System, LLC and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to establishing C3 Systems, Charles spent seven years working in the world of technology and Federal government contracting. Early in his career, Charles realized that establishing strong relationships, making good first impressions and treating customers and co-workers alike with respect and dignity opens many doors and creates unique business opportunities.
In 2003, fortified with a vision of Innovation, Integrity, and Ingenuity, Charles started C3 Systems, as an independent contractor. Today, C3 Systems is one of the fastest growing companies in North America awarded the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM and INC:5000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Charles credits C3 Systems’ continued growth and success to highly skilled and professional employees and a corporate culture of collaboration.
One of his favorite Maya Angelou quotes is:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Leading by example, Charles personally ensures that every employee feels valued, their contributions are appreciated and their professional experience is positive. He is committed to all employees having an opportunity to grow, and achieve enhanced skills and capabilities.
Director of Human Resources
Elizabeth LaGrange Smith
Elizabeth “Liz” manages the Human Resources Department which includes Human Resources, IT Corporate Support Education Program, Corporate Administration, Facilities and Security, at C3 Systems. Liz has been working in Administration, Office Management and Senior Executive Support Services since 1979. She is accomplished in the identification, development and implementation of organizational processes and procedures and is an effective leader and team builder with the ability to encourage desired group behavior, while promoting a favorable work environment conducive to high productivity across all levels.
Liz joined C3 Systems in February, 2014 and in less than one year she and her team implemented innovative structure, policy enhancements and processes which created a fully functioning, effective and efficient internal resources and support system. Liz attended Catholic University, Continuing Education. Her management philosophy is to treat all employees with dignity and respect, so that those she serves always feel valued and appreciated.
Director of Business Development
Beth is an established Business Development, Capture Manager, Sales, and Account Manager, with over 14 years of experience. She has over 9 years of federal business development, research and analytical skills pursuing, identifying and capturing contracts. Beth’s expert knowledge of FAR, CCR, FPDS, GSA, Govwin, USSpending, and connecting with federal contracting officers, attributes to her overall success.
Shipley Associates Capture and Business Development certified, Beth Kebede is a Young Executive Development Program participant for federal appropriation process. She went to school for Business Administration and attended both Howard University and Trinity University. Her management philosophy is to lead by example, create a cohesive team, and provide an understanding of the evolving federal environment for the success of C3 Systems.
Director of Finance
Yomi Jones is an accomplished and dynamic finance professional with over 14 years of experience in Strategic Planning, financial reporting and analysis.
He brings a knowledge base across multiple industries including securities and financial markets, logistics and supply chain management, government contracting with expertise in systems implementation and process improvement; Thorough understanding of FAR, DFAR, CAS. He is a Graduate of Howard University with a degree in Economics.