Dave Stahlman

Dave Stahlman


“The Federal Government has an unmatched ability to achieve its critical goals when objectives are clear and aligned to stakeholder needs, the workforce is on board and capable, and technology is applied wisely. Effective strategy defines, communicates, and guides the actions needed for success.”


Dave Stahlman is an experienced strategist and consultant with 20 years of experience helping government agencies, non-profits, and commercial organizations improve mission performance and organizational efficiency. He has focused his consulting career in developing solutions related to business strategy, organizational analysis and improvement, performance-based decision-making, and behavioral science.

Dave identifies the key issues facing organizations, whether must-have mission capabilities or internal organizational pitfalls, and designs holistic, integrated, and effective solutions to address them. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Dave links approaches for structured innovation with extensive experience in making new ideas practical and actionable.

Before joining Arc Aspicio, Dave spent more than 18 years with Accenture’s Federal practice leading strategy and organizational improvement efforts while also guiding large transformational programs. He has also served as a civil servant for the Department of Defense and in uniform as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy.


  • Northwestern University, B.A., Computer Studies

  • MIT, Sloan School of Management, M.B.A.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning (Organizational and Human Capital)

  • Operating Model and Business Architecture Development

  • Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard Development

  • Organizational Diagnostics and Capability Development

  • Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Management

Areas of Interest

  • Customs and Border

  • Immigration

  • Disaster Preparedness and Management

  • Emergency Alerting and Communications


* Arc Aspicio |

Arc Aspicio enhances the future of our nation by creating bold ideas and bringing them to life. A consulting and solutions company, Arc Aspicio solves problems by applying our integrated capabilities in strategy, design, data, human capital, behavioral science, and technology. The company passionately pursues our vision to be the hub of creativity where people take action to change the world. To do this, employees collaborate with clients and partners to create solutions using a human-centered approach. Innovation is not possible without action. The company focuses on strategy first, then takes a hands-on approach implementing ideas to achieve results. Join Arc Aspicio and our Strategy Innovation Lab (SILab) by creating and sharing ideas to inspire people to change the world. Follow us on Twitter @ArcAspicio @SILabDC and, #welovedogs!