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  • Writer's pictureRita Simmons

Novelle Provides Expert Guidance for Those Competing for Government Contracts

At first glance, it may be difficult to understand the relationship of being a retired Naval Aviator and Officer, a scientist, and a business developer. However, when you peel back the layers of Rita Simmons' experience, you learn that her career progression and leadership roles within grants-driven, contract-centric research laboratories led directly to helping small- to medium-sized businesses compete for government contracts. Simmons notes, "as often happens with seasoned professionals moving to their second career, companies or individuals that may have known you, or knew of you, in your previous positions and expertise and accomplishments, contact you for consulting."

Because of past positive experiences and established relationships, clients have learned that they can trust Novelle with their business needs, particularly when it comes to navigating government contracts. Furthermore, due to her consistent history of solid leadership, she was fortunate enough to create a diverse and capable network of professionals that she deploys following an initial assessment of each company's needs and goals. When you work with Novelle's team of experts, they will take the time to listen, ask questions, and ensure there is a full understanding of the goals and limitations or obstacles. This process helps the Novelle team suggest a customized roadmap for success for your company. Whether you need help starting the registration process or need strategic consulting to increase awards, Novelle is ready to help you succeed.


Rita Simmons is the founder and lead consultant of Novelle, where she provides business and research consulting to companies across a variety of industries. Dr. Simmons leverages her drive for innovation and excellence along with her extensive executive and military experience to help business owners grow their business, drive revenue, and achieve strategic goals. When you’re ready to take your business to the next level, contact Dr. Simmons at or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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