Company History

M Powered Strategies® (originally M Squared Strategies) was founded in 2002 by Mayi Canales, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer at the Department of the Treasury. The company focused on providing organizational and management analysis support to executives in the Federal Government.

In 2007, J. Kendall Lott, then Vice President of Consulting, acquired the company and has been Chief Executive Officer and President ever since.  As CEO, Kendall has expanded the company’s client base, refined the core service offerings, and enhanced the company’s profile. Today M Powered Strategies conducts executive and management facilitations, manages Organizational Design and Development tasks, and supports Program Governance in budgeting and acquisition in government agencies. Additionally, the company has developed and operates two highly-regarded Professional Development programs.

Our Professional Readiness and Effectiveness Program (PREP) became the first ever ANSI-certified consulting program in 2013. Today, dozens of talented graduate students and transitioning professionals have successfully completed one of MPS’ apprenticeship programs, and have gone on to promising careers in the consulting field.

The company officially changed its name to M Powered Strategies in 2013. The following year, it was certified as a HUBZone small business.

With an ever-growing staff of highly talented, professional consultants and project managers who provide top-notch services, M Powered Strategies has earned the respect of government executives and contractors in the DC area and beyond.