About Us

Manning Outcomes is a management consulting firm that helps small businesses doing business with the federal government to exceed goals and achieve financial success. We work with you and your teams to develop the right strategies and processes so you can operate more efficiently, compete more effectively, win more business and attain sustainable growth.

With expertise in virtually every aspect of business management, including business strategy, planning and operations, business capture, finance, human resources and communications, Manning Outcomes helps you overcome the unique organizational, operational and financial challenges you face every day in your business. Our broad-based expertise allows us to take a holistic approach to your business, mitigating the need to work with different consultants to realize lasting results.

We apply proven strategies, unbiased mentorship and a fresh perspective that’s focused on what’s best for your business, not our pocketbook. Our collaborative, fee-based business model ensures you receive unbiased guidance that’s predicated on your goals.
As successful small business leaders in the Washington D.C. community who have worked with the federal government for more than 30 years, we understand the small business viewpoint. Our goal is to help you chart a more expedient path to success.


About Denise E. Manning

Denise Manning is a PMP certified management consultant with 30 years of experience in general management, program management, application software development and system integration. Denise has extensive experience with the business capture life-cycle for government contracting, and has managed complex multi-million dollar projects in state and local government, federal government, and commercial.
Denise has held leadership positions in organizations of all sizes, and played an integral part in growing a small business into a $50M company in less than eight years.

Denise has a proven track record in consensus building, team facilitation, program management, and reversing troubled projects. She believes that a key ingredient to sustain organizational excellence is a culture of continuous improvement, and brings that commitment and mindset to every client engagement.

Prior to launching Manning Outcomes in 2013, Denise was President of G&B Solutions, a management & IT consulting firm and wholly owned subsidiary of VSE, from 2010 until 2012. As president, Denise was responsible for revenue, P&L, all business management functions and operational performance goals, and worked with corporate general counsel to ensure subsidiary compliance with applicable bylaws, shareholder agreements and other governance requirements. Before taking on the role as president, Denise served as G&B’s COO from 2008 until 2010, during which time the company was named to Inc.’s 5,000 Fast Growing Companies in America.

Before that, Denise worked for Northrop Grumman for 18 years in various management capacities, and held positions at Fairfax Imaging, a document and remittance processing solutions provider; and BIAP Systems, a provider of interactive television (iTV) solutions.
Denise holds a BA in Management Information Systems from SUNY Potsdam. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a supporter and volunteer for The Women’s Center. The mission of The Women’s Center is to significantly improve the psychological, career, financial and legal well-being of women, men and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Her hobbies include golf, walking, theatre and watching football. Denise supports the Avon and the American Cancer Society in its research to find a cure for breast cancer.