Former Senior Partner, Deloitte

As a founder and National Director in Deloitte’s U.S. Federal Government Services Practice, Ira created and helped develop the firm’s client service capabilities into one of the largest and most successful Federal consulting providers. From 2003 to his retirement in 2015, Ira served a broad range of Federal clients, including most Cabinet agencies, with services ranging from organizational strategy and operations to human capital, performance effectiveness and financial management, and organizational risk and change. He was a member of Deloitte’s Federal leadership team–most recently as Civilian Sector Leader.

Ira joined Deloitte from Unisys Corporation, where he served as Vice President/Managing Partner in the U.S. Federal Government Group. He previously was Managing Partner and founder of Arthur Andersen’s Office of Government Services and served as Andersen’s Worldwide Government Services Industry Director.

Before joining Andersen, Ira spent 17 years in Federal service, including as U.S. Assistant Comptroller General and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) — now renamed the Government Accountability Office. In this capacity Ira was responsible for GAO operations, including performance management, strategic planning, financial management, quality assurance, workforce development and information systems. Previously, he served as Acting Associate Commissioner of Social Security and Director of Policy for Family Assistance, with oversight of the $14 billion Aid to Families with Dependent Children (cash welfare) Program. Ira began his Federal career in the Office of Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human services) and served as Director of the HEW Secretary’s Policy Statement Staff.

Prior to entering government, Ira was Deputy Program Manager for Infiltration Surveillance services at Hazeltine Corporation, serving the Naval Air Systems Command during the Vietnam war.