P/Strada, LLC is a Kansas City, Missouri based company that has experienced steady growth over its 10 year history. The growth can be attributed to its diverse capabilities born from a professional services perspective. Specifically, P/Strada provides program and project management in almost any environment and enterprise. Telecommunications is one of our newest specialties providing design, implementation and testing services. P/Strada provides acquisition management from large volume furniture purchases to microwave relay tower parts and everything in between. We also provide staff augmentation primarily for various government agencies (i.e. Homeland Security, Army, GSA, etc.). We can supply administrative personnel through very specialized top secret military requirements.
P/Strada has an extensive training and management consulting capability as well. We can provide training and consulting in areas such as: Organizational Development-specializing in organizational structure and processes that assist organizations and individuals in achieving higher and greater success in their current environment; Diversity Integration- assisting government agencies and private companies in the achievement and reporting of minority and women owned business participation goals on projects and providing diversity training for compliance, along with over 400 prepackaged courses. P/Strada’s training can be delivered in a blended learning environment from the traditional instructor / classroom approach to a total virtual classroom provided via a Cloud computing solution. P/Strada can also provide e-Waste solutions to help get rid of unwanted electronic e-waste utilizing waste recycling techniques that comply with the EPA Zero Waste Landfill Initiative.
Beyond the Uniform Approach - P/Strada maximizes the advantages of global business
STORY BY TIESHA MILLER
Patrice Manuel took a gamble when she began P/Strada, a management consulting firm, from her home as the CEO and lone employee. But by narrowing her focus on operations that could most benefit from her specialties, a decade later she's operating a 59-employee company with its main office in Kansas City's midtown and a client list that spans the United States.
"I think the first year, when you say you're a home-based business, people don't think you have skin in the game, that you're fly by night," Manuel says. "You have to be aware of that perception [and] know where the capital is and that you're going to have to be in debt to be able to grow."
P/Strada helps companies maximize their leaders' talent and capabilities; its main clients are based in federal, state and local governments. The remaining 25 percent are commercial companies.
The strong government representation is no coincidence. After 20 years in the Army, Manuel understands the intricacies—and downfalls—of bureaucracies. Near the end of her service, she put her background in chemistry to use as a project manager in advanced technology in a battle lab...