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73: Wearing Multiple Hats – With Sarah Carter

In this episode, Sarah Carter shares her insights and experiences wearing the President hat in a small business, offering valuable takeaways for leaders and professionals in various industries.


On this episode of Make Your Move, we dive into the world of small business leadership with our guest, Sarah Carter. Sarah, the current President of Gnostech, shares her experiences and insights on wearing the President hat and the unique perspective it brings to problem-solving within a small business. Sarah takes us through her journey at Gnostech, from starting as a systems engineer specializing in weapons system certification to gradually taking on more responsibilities and eventually becoming the President. We learn about the challenges Sarah faces in balancing the day-to-day operations with focusing on the bigger picture of growing the business. Sarah emphasizes the importance of building a personal network and engaging with industry outreach groups to stay updated and gain different perspectives.

Throughout the episode, Sarah highlights the universal challenges faced by small businesses and shares her insights on the opportunities for growth and collaboration within the defense industry. She emphasizes the significance of mission focus for warfighter dominance and encourages small businesses to seize the opportunities given to them by the Navy.

Join us on this insightful episode as we delve into the world of small business leadership with Sarah Carter, President of Gnostech, and your host Gene Moran and discover how to make the move towards success in the defense industry.

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01:56 – 13:21 Being a good engineer doesn’t necessarily make you a good business owner.

13:22 – 23:00 Wearing the President’s hat means you are wearing many hats.

23:01 – 32:34 Focus on the business and the importance of having trusted relationships.

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  • Learn more about Gnostech LLC here.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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