Meghan Gifford

Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy 

Meghan Gifford is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Octo, where she helps drive inorganic and organic growth initiatives. Before Octo, she was a Principal at Wolf Den Associates, the leading strategy and management consulting firm focused on helping federal market participants accelerate their growth. At Wolf Den, she focused on inorganic growth and led engagements across the federal M&A ecosystem.

Since 2014, Meghan has advised dozens of strategic acquirers and financial sponsors on billions of dollars of transaction value across defense, intelligence, civilian, and national security domains. Her federal market expertise is rooted in hands-on experience with strategic planning, capture and proposal, organizational optimization, and other organic growth initiatives.  

Meghan is currrently serving as the Chair of the SECAF Board of Directors.

Meghan is an alumna of Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy and a Certificate in Markets and Management Studies.