Louis Celli

Award-Winning Executive Operations Leader, Expert Strategist & Retired Military Experienced in Business Management & Federal Relationships


Over the course of 15+ years as an Executive Operations Leader, I have influenced legislative contribution and relationship building with federal partners. I have been an advocate for veterans throughout my career, while ensuring programs were in place and training implemented for 100s of professionals. As a retired Master Sergeant, I bring a special discipline and operational mind-set to each position I have been in.

As a leader of specialists, professionals, and executives, I have utilized a mentorship approach to ensure operational efficiencies, while ensuring multi-million-dollar cost savings. It is a passion of mine to continue as a professional executive and consistently build relationships.


Some of my key achievements include:


✅Manage a total budget of $12M across 4 divisions, leading 120 staff and contract personnel and reporting to a 54-member Board of Directors, adhering to policies and field operations for 3M members within the American Legion

✅Lead upwards of 1M volunteers and oversaw the accreditation responsibilities of 3.6K+ claims representatives to transform the VA division and increase program efficiencies, resulting in a total cost savings of $300K, including $200K in legal fees and $100K in management overhead

✅Integral to the collaboration with the VA and Cerner executives to successfully secure 1 of the largest federal contracts in history to lobby Congress for the funding of $10B and growing it to $16B, modernizing electronic health records over a 10-year implementation process

✅Founder for an innovative nonprofit community-based organization to develop a Small Business Administration (SBA) veteran entrepreneurship program in the United States, managing a COO and CFO to assist veteran business owners through the business development lifecycles, securing $3M in federal and private grant awards