Management Consultants GDI and Pivotal Insight Rebrand as Forge Forward

Merger Joins Trusted Advisors in ResOps,™ Change Management, Engineering and Data Science for Federal Civilian and Defense Customers

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Forge Forward logo

blue and black company letters Forge Forward, est. 2003, forged 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. - February 10, 2021 - (

Pivotal Insight, LLC and Global Defense, Inc. (GDI) announced today that their companies have merged to form Forge Forward. Led by CEO David Cooke, the Executive Team and outstanding staff remain together, now united in agility and efficiency of services.

Forge Forward is a team of trusted advisors in management consulting. With nearly 20 years in the industry, they have a track record of demonstrated success in providing clients pertinent industry and functional knowledge in transportation, the Intelligence Community, the DoD and federal civilian agencies.

"Forge Forward integrates two companies that share a passion for customer solutions and service to our country," said David Cooke, CEO of Forge Forward. "This merger provides our clients and staff with more complete services, giving us greater flexibility with the use of contracts, sharing past performances, halving overhead, and leveraging talent and relationships."

Forge Forward - Success is Forged with Time, Experience & Dedication

Forge Forward is a trusted advisor in Management Consulting. Our name is new, but customers and partners know us from nearly 20 years of work and successful outcomes with Pivotal Insight and GDI. Forge Forward supports organizations throughout the business life cycle. Forge Forward teams leverage and optimize data and engineering to make informed and secure decisions for models, projects and budget cycles. Sustainability and Resiliency in Operations (ResOps™) factors long-term thinking and methodologies while addressing and solving today's time-sensitive problems. Seasoned PMs mitigate risk and provide clients acquisition support to manage significant programs and tasks of national significance and scope.

Forge Forward Executive Team: David Cooke, Brad Blevins, Doug Meyer, Greg Connor, Brian Geary

For more information on Forge Forward, please visit

Press Contact: Rebecca Churchill, Churchill Communications & Marketing, 703-214-0076,

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