CSR’s interdisciplinary team has strong academic credentials in diverse fields that include public administration, public health, education, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, economics, gerontology, genetics, social work, statistics, communications, the fine arts, and information science.
We have real-world experience in communities and neighborhoods, working in program settings that include health care clinics, schools, courts, police departments, childcare centers, and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
President and CEO
Cynthia Marsden served on the company’s Board of Directors before assuming the role of President/CEO. Prior to accepting this, Ms. Marsden served as President of GTI Federal, where her focus on strategy, leadership, innovation, and the customer has resulted in aggressive growth for this innovative, technology-focused, employee-focused company. Before joining GTI Federal, she was a managing director for Carl Marks Advisory Services, LLC, where she proactively worked with company management to develop and implement business plans to create profitable growth and increase enterprise value. She also represented secured creditors in restructuring cases and is known for helping develop solutions to maximize client recoveries. Ms. Marsden’s engagements included turnarounds, operational and financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, cash management, operational and financial assessments, due diligence and examinations, Ch. 11 reorganization, and §363 sales. In addition, Ms. Marsden was president of The Minerva Group, Inc., a woman-owned small business she founded in 2010. Minerva helped clients set short- and long-term corporate and business strategy and offered interim CFO services as well as M&A analysis, including post-merger integration planning and execution.
Ms. Marsden is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), and Women in Technology, as well as a past member of the Rochester (NY) Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Economic Club.
Ms. Marsden earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.
Vice President of Operations/COO
Sherry Tate-Yeager is CSR’s Vice President of Operations/COO and has more than 25 years of experience in the government consulting industry.
Working her way through almost every aspect and role within CSR, Ms. Tate-Yeager’s experience, combined with her outside proficiencies, make her a go-to source on all things involving the company, from daily operations and organizational procedures, to tactical and strategic forecasting, to protocol and corporate history.
As corporate monitor, Ms. Tate-Yeager leads, guides, and directs the various projects CSR maintains. These responsibilities include organizing, planning, and managing corporate operations; contract management, staffing, budgeting, and cost analysis; general office administration; and production, purchasing, and facilities management.
As a member of CSR’s executive team, Ms. Tate-Yeager supports the CEO in marketing, business development, client retention, and contract-related matters. She offers support to the CFO in finance and accounting, human resources, and facilities management.
Ms. Tate-Yeager earned a B.S. in accounting at the University of Maryland at College Park and studied advanced business courses through Maryland’s M.B.A. program.
Jana Richards Taylor
Director of Business Development
Jana Richards Taylor is the director of business development for CSR Incorporated. In this role, she is responsible for helping to shape the direction and mission of the company by identifying, defining, and leading strategic business development initiatives. Jana specializes in recognizing and turning key trends, policies, mission drivers, and emerging changes within the government (such as its programs and related requirements) into growth opportunities.
An expert in business development, Jana has more than 20 years of experience supporting the Federal government with focus on the intersection of science and IT. She also has extensive experience in advancing companies through the federal government procurement and acquisition processes from all aspects of business development including identifying budgets to capture, proposal development, and delivery.
Throughout her career she has developed a strong understanding of the significance of small businesses in the economy and the role socioeconomic factors play in acquisition strategies and teaming pursuits. Prior to CSR Incorporated, Jana worked with both large and small companies supporting the federal government; these ranged from systems integrators to consulting firms including INADEV Corporation, Unisys Corporation, Oracle Corporation, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
An alumna of Dickinson College, Jana currently resides in Reston, Virginia with her family.