Date: November 29, 2021

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Monument Capital Partners Advises Preting Consulting on its Sale to Cherokee Federal

Cherokee Federal Expands Intelligence Footprint, Acquires Preting Consulting

Cherokee Federal, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), today announced it has acquired Preting Consulting as part of its ongoing diversification and growth strategy.

Based in Alexandria, VA, Preting is a highly respected leader in the intelligence community with robust, forward-focused solutions utilized within the U.S. government to armed forces, law enforcement and intelligence agencies including the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force.

Preting provides tailored support across a myriad of unique operations, analysis, and training topics to successfully detect, identify and disrupt terrorist operations, insider threats, and others targeting vital U.S. interests. Its team of operations and analytical experts has the knowledge, experience, and capability in intelligence support services to successfully enhance a customer’s security initiatives.

“We remain dedicated to identifying long-term capabilities and solutions that help us differentiate our position in the federal marketplace,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Federal. “With the addition of Preting, we are gaining a talented team of professionals that will help us strengthen our offerings within the intelligence community and carry on our rich tradition of serving America’s mission with sophisticated solutions and relentless passion.”

Preting’s team boasts 150 employees, 90 percent of which are veterans. Ninety-five percent of team members hold TS/SCI clearance and directly support operations in areas such as multi-intelligence analysis, low-intensity conflict, homeland defense, force protection, counter-terrorism, show-of-force, special operations and overseas contingency operations.

“Over the past 10 years, we have had the great honor of building a business based on a shared vision to make a real difference in the world by helping to shape and protect America’s interests at home and abroad,” said Beth Inglis, Preting managing partner. “Cherokee Federal’s mission, expertise and moral compass fully align with our vision of who we can all be – together – and we are excited for what the future holds.”

Cherokee Federal brings demonstrated performance and an experienced team to help federal clients build solutions, solve complex challenges and serve America’s interests across the globe. Earlier this year, Cherokee Federal was named one of the top 200 federal contractors by Bloomberg Government in the 10th annual BGOV200. Visit to learn more.

About Cherokee Federal

Cherokee Federal is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses — the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. The mission of Cherokee Federal is to build a talented team that provides innovative solutions that solve America’s greatest challenges and serves Cherokee Nation with strong conviction and heart. For more information, please visit or follow Cherokee Federal on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Preting Consulting

Preting Consulting is a woman-owned business founded in 2011 by a unique mix of national security professionals who have extensive experience protecting vital interests. The Preting team combines the ingenuity of the intelligence community with the flexibility and innovation of the commercial sectors and the systematic procedures of the law enforcement world to provide customers with insightful, forward-focused solutions. For more information, visit

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