Our company was founded by Dr. Rita Simmons in 2017 following a 30-year Navy career. She decided to use her more than 20 years of executive experience, drive, and passion for innovation to start a company focused on helping businesses and leaders succeed.

Dr. Simmons integrated her breadth of experience ranging from leadership training and assessment to military operations to the research lab and to the boardroom to create Novelle. As the company grew, consultants with similar expertise but diverse backgrounds were added, creating a team capable of supporting businesses and organizations in a multitude of areas, such as executive-level support in business development, research support in the laboratory or the field, team and leader skills assessment and training, government proposal writing, and technical writing.

Dr. Simmons has helped numerous clients to analyze, plan, implement, and solve issues derailing their goals and success. Also, she has compiled an interdisciplinary team of high-quality professionals that are experts in their fields and work with clients to identify needs and develop solutions

Who We Are


The Novelle team consists of consultants that are leading experts in their fields, ready to provide focused and professional attention to enhance the quality of any project. 

On average, our consultants hold a master’s or doctorate degree and have 15 years’ experience in their respective fields. Some of our team experience includes business analysis and development, strategic planning, medical research and development, biomedical and cognitive research, clinical trials, pharmaceutical development, and government projects (including the DoD, CDC, and FDA), ensuring we have the skills to meet your specific business needs.

The combined expertise of our consultants allows us to develop all-inclusive strategies and identify areas for growth, opportunities for restructuring, and process improvements. Our consultants are committed to understanding your strengths and challenges and working with you to realize your potential.


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Our proposal manager is Shipley-trained with over 25 years of experience helping clients win business in the DOD, other government agencies, and state and local governments. She can help you throughout all stages of the proposal process to ensure success in the competitive world of contracting. 

Proposal Manager

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Our Biomedical Engineering consultant brings the unique perspective of having developed concepts within the DoD research environment, along with experience supporting the latter stages of product development, testing, and commercialization within the healthcare industry. With this perspective, she is able to provide both technical engineering expertise and first-hand experience to help plan for and navigate potential pitfalls as novel ideas transition from concept to prototype, and ultimately, into a product that positively impacts someone’s life.

Biomedical Engineer

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Our statistician has led and consulted on research and analysis projects in the private sector with a Fortune 500 company, as a PI with the DoD, and as a tenured professor in academia. He has the breadth and depth of experience to help optimize the design and statistical results of your next project.


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Our Scientific Proposal Writer has a PhD in Microbiology and 25 years of experience in a variety of research environments, from academia to government to industry.  She has a proven track record of writing winning scientific proposals and thrives in a deadline-driven environment.  Her areas of expertise cover clinical trials, immunology, infectious diseases, and the development of advanced analytic assays.

Scientific Proposal Writer

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Our strategic planning expert will leverage her breadth of experience across multiple industries to develop all-inclusive strategies for identifying areas for growth, process improvement, training, and reorganization requirements. At the end of the process, our clients have a clear, attainable path to growth, obstacle elimination, increased productivity, and tools to guide their company in achieving next-level performance.

Strategic Planner

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Our Leadership Development Expert provides state-of-the-science assessments, one-on-one debriefs and training, group training, leader workshops, periodic check-in’s and refresher training to help leaders incorporate essential skills to positively impact a team’s commitment and performance.  She will tailor the assessments and training to fit the particular needs of the client and help them to gain important leadership skills and further develop their teams.

Leadership Developer

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Our Senior Recruiter simplifies the hiring process for our clients by identifying, screening, interviewing, and presenting the very best candidates for consideration. This process allows our clients to remain focused on business objectives while she identify and vet qualified candidates for review and hire.

Senior Recruiter

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Our Content Strategist works with companies to plan, develop, and disseminate a cohesive message that will help target customers and generate new business. This may include developing content for websites, brochures, or social media. He will make sure that the content that is being communicated aligns with our client’s overall story and values.

Content Strategist

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