The Silicon Review
“Synthesizing my deep experiences in military operations, multiple senior pentagon tours, Congress, corporate lobbying, and advising companies of all sizes with disparate needs, I can offer expert counsel in funding contracts, shaping more favorable policy, and providing ongoing advice to senior corporate leaders.”
Capitol Integration specializes in helping companies align their federal customer activities with the Federal budget process and Congressional authorization and appropriations processes. It assures the integration of business strategies and objectives with policy and legislative outcomes.
The company was founded in 2013.
The Silicon Review reached out to Gene Moran, founder and President of Capitol Integration, and here’s what he had to say.
How would you describe your professional journey so far? Tell us about a few roadblocks and learning lessons that helped you grow through the years.
I am fortunate to be in what I describe as a third career and enjoying more productivity, learning, and development of new intellectual property than ever before. Commanding ships in the US Navy, I tested boundaries of performance, competence, stressful situations, and perseverance. The military challenges individuals, units, battle groups, and brigades alike and tests limits. It’s safe to mention that we are all capable of far more than we know because we are rarely fully tested. My corporate years were a plateau, recognizable as such only in retrospect. The challenge and growth of succession to military leadership were not there and that void for me was big. For the past decade, I have recognized investment in myself for my professional growth, and that’s my secret to maintaining a leading edge in the professional advisement and counsel I offer to corporate leaders. The results are invigorating.
Q. Trust is one of the most important currencies of leadership that requires authenticity and consistency to maintain. What’s your take on this?
As a federal lobbyist, high-quality information, credibly delivered is my differentiating currency. Over time, trusting relationships unfold as I can consistently deliver truthful, relevant information and evidence to decision-makers that ultimately influence outcomes. Any chink in that armor of trust would hurt me, and worse, hurt my clients.
Q. As the President of the company, what are your major roles and responsibilities?
I lead a very small firm providing highly specialized government relations counsel. I know, understand, and often teach others how Washington, DC works. From afar it can look messy, but there are predictable processes perpetually unfolding. I guide others to the right place and time in the process to engage in order to influence.
Q. What can you tell us about Capitol Integration? What are its focus areas?
My work is singularly focused on helping clients achieve dramatic funding and policy outcomes in Washington, DC that advance the objectives of both the client and our government. Focusing on defense and security, aligning companies to a complex federal process sets the stage for positioning funding opportunities long before a contract opportunity emerges.
Q. Can you introduce us to your services? What are their key features?
My expertise is in the relationships of defense companies with the federal sales process. My work in all aspects of federal budget development and execution, including integrating Congress’s role in approving funding legislation, underpins my advisement skills. Synthesizing my deep experiences in military operations, multiple senior pentagon tours, Congress, corporate lobbying, and advising companies of all sizes with disparate needs, I can offer expert counsel in funding contracts, shaping more favorable policy, and providing ongoing advice to senior corporate leaders.
Q. What continuing learning opportunities do you participate in?
My recent research in support of my Ph.D. in Public Policy is a capstone of my continual growth in understanding the corporate challenges of aligning strategy with profitability in public sector sales. Investment in advanced education where I have created new knowledge in this space differentiates me.
Q. How do you see Capitol Integration changing in five years, and how do you see yourself creating that change?
Capitol Integration will remain small, but its impact large. My work will support the democratization of access to Congress by companies of all sizes.
Q. Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up?
Washington, DC is complex, not complicated.
Gene Moran | Founder & President
Gene Moran is the foremost expert on federal defense and security lobbying, measuring his client results in billions of dollars. Gene’s policy initiatives have been implemented by Congress, The President, and the Executive branch. His pursuit of innovation has garnered multiple accolades, including being named twice as a Top Lobbyist by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics. Gene’s groundbreaking academic research earned him a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration. He is a published author and previously served his country for 24 years before retiring as a Navy Captain.