Chief Growth Officer
OrganizationAdvanced Technology International
LocationSummerville, SC
Position Description

The Chief Growth Officer role manages all aspects of Business Development, Communications and Strategy Development and Deployment. Strategy development will have a strong focus on defining new market opportunities and new solution models to drive expansion of ATI’s model across the US Government research and development enterprise and, where appropriate, with non-governmental organizations that might benefit from the consortium based model.

Apply at ATI.ORG; we only accept applications submitted through our applicant tracking system.

ATI has been named as a "Best Places to Work in SC" for 2017- 2020.
This is a full-time opportunity with benefits: 
ATI provides Medical, Dental and Vision Plan options
Flexible Spending Accounts, including health and dependent care accounts
403B Retirement Savings plan with a very competitive company contribution
Personal time-off (pre-loaded & accrued) plus 12 paid holiday-days
Life Insurance paid by ATI 
Paid Parental Leave
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Coverage paid by ATI
Employee Assistance Program
Gym Reimbursement
Smart Dollar Financial Wellness

Tuition Reimbursement Program 
Flexible work schedules

ATI's standard business hours are Monday-Friday, between 8 AM - 5 PM. Our office is located at 315 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC 29486.  

Company Background and Culture

Founded in 2009, Advanced Technologies International (“ATI”) has pioneered and perfected the art of collaboration management in technology development for the US Federal government.  Structured as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, ATI’s core mission is to help government improve the effectiveness of technology development by building industry and academic consortia to deliver advanced technology to US Government agencies faster and more efficiently.

Over the last 20 plus years, ATI has grown from its first consortium management engagement with the US Navy into a firm managing 19 broad consortia engaged across the US Federal Government technology development enterprise.

ATI has delivered significant growth over the last 3 years (~+30% CAGR 2017-2019).  However, ATI finds itself at an inflection point in its growth given that:

  • ATI’s activity remains heavily concentrated in consortia supporting technology development for the US Department of Defense
  • Growth has been driven from within the existing portfolio of relationships
  • ATI’s success has attracted new market entrants with competing consortium management solutions

Given ATI’s non-profit structure, we manage several different mission-oriented objectives—one of which is growth. Growth is consistent with ATI’s mission in that it is focused on serving the nation by bringing the efficiency and speed advantages of ATI’s consortium approach to the largest relevant footprint within the US government. In addition, the growth imperative serves the core mission in that it assures the financial resources to sustain the mission over the long term.

The Chief Growth Officer (“CGO”) will be expected to play a key role in helping ATI and its executive team manage through this inflection point in growth. 


ATI’s culture is best understood by considering its stated core values:

“Our core belief is in service; to our country, to our customers, and to the solutions derived from our efforts.

  • Integrity in everything we do
  • Passion for the work
  • Teamwork is the hallmark of our efforts
  • Relentless pursuit of Excellence
  • Agility to meet the rapidly changing demands of our clients and partners”

As a key leader in the organization, the CGO will be expected to embrace these core values and model them in how they interact with the organization. While this position is focused on delivering specific outcomes in terms of growth, these growth efforts need to be achieved in a way consistent with ATI’s core values around service to the nation and teamwork in execution.

ATI’s activities are managed today by a 5-person executive team representing the key functions within the organization and including the CEO. The executive team operates in a collegial manner based on consensus. To be successful, the CGO will need to develop strong relationships with his/her peers on the executive team and establish trust and credibility with the CEO.

Essential Functions

Develop ATI’s overall go-to-market approach, including priorities for new customer and new market attraction, and the strategic investments necessary to make them so.

Provide strategic oversight of the organization’s business development activity including ensuring world class processes are in place and proper resources are deployed.

Provide strategic oversight of the organization’s marketing communications initiatives to expand awareness of ATI’s model and clearly communicate its inherent advantages.

Develop enterprise-level strategy to deliver growth while ensuring that capability building and infrastructure developments needed to sustain growth are anticipated, planned, and implemented.

Define and prioritize growth options involving entering new markets and/or introducing new operating models.


Additional Responsibilities

The CGO will have these critical executive attributes: 

Leadership– the CGO role has broad scope of authority as well as a need to work cross functionally with peers as well as organizational units outside his/her direct control.  This places a high premium on the ability to communicate and influence across the organization.

Analytical coupled with creativity – success will require the highly developed ability to use data to assess opportunities coupled with the creativity to develop novel solutions.

Curiosity and boldness – the ideal CGO should possess real curiosity to explore new tools and approaches, and the boldness to test them in real time.

Process mindset – the CGO should focus on growth as a discipline by building out a scalable repeatable growth process for ATI.


Ph D, MBA, Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of ten years’ experience at a corporate level.

P&L management experience required.

A proven record of achievement in delivering growth in an organization focused on federal contracting, particularly with focus on R&D and/or technical disciplines.

A passion for relationship building, customer insight collection, and translation of relationships and insights into new opportunities to support customers.

Demonstrated experience working effectively in a matrixed, collaborative organization.

Track record of delivering results working cross-functionally to achieve key objectives that may be achievable only in close collaboration with peers or functional units outside direct span of authority.

Track record of operating as a “hands-on” leader both guiding and contributing directly to the work to be done.

Analytical abilities to target, acquire and synthesize key data on internal operations and external market dynamics.

Ability to imagine new ways of working and new business models coupled with the mature judgement to assess resource requirements to implement and likelihood of success.

Ability to sell new ideas and concepts both internally and externally.

Track record of recruiting and developing high potential talent and fostering high performing teams.

Employee must be either a U.S. Citizen by birth or naturalization, or a green card lawful U.S. permanent resident, or a political asylum in the U.S

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regular physical activity to include walking, bending, stooping, reaching, standing and prolonged sitting.

Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax, and other office equipment.

Must be able to occasionally move/lift up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Work Environment

This position is located in an air-conditioned, environmentally controlled atmosphere, and occasionally attend meetings in technology company environments.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ATI is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Apply at ATI.ORG; we only accept applications submitted through our applicant tracking system.

If you require accommodations to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at (843) 760-4350 or email