Our Philosophy 2018-06-20T08:20:29+00:00

Our Philosophy

Your success is our project.

We believe that every person and every organization is capable of positive change. For many organizations, though, a gap exists between knowing that positive change is possible and the ability to execute. Through our inspirational expertise, we help our clients realize the full business value of their change initiatives by effectively delivering successful project outcomes.

We are committed to listening to our clients’ needs and goals and working alongside them to provide and execute innovative solutions for their project needs. We passionately strive to be valued partners with our clients and good corporate and community citizens where we live, work, and play.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our Expertise: Extensive experience working with government clients (DOE, DOD, VA, HHS); and Commercial clients (including Payers & Providers) – on medium to large-sized (over $8 billion) projects.

  • Our Approach: Our Award-Winning Management Approach that drives sustainable solutions and improves organizational performance, revenue generation, and costs reduction.

  • Our Culture: Inspired by our belief that “every person and every organization is capable of positive change;” with lasting impacts.

  • Our Recognition: Honored to receive multiple awards in recognition for performance excellence.


How We Work With You

Clients choose MSLLC because:

  • Proven Record

  • Confidence

  • Valued Partner

  • Build Business Value

We work with you:

  • Step by Step

  • Providing Skills & Expertise to be Successful

  • To Create & Customize the Right Solution

  • To Deliver On-time & On-budget

Our proven track record of success is what sets us apart. We are passionate about execution, and the results show. Clients choose Management Solutions because they have confidence in our people, services, and ability to deliver value. They see us as valued partners in helping them build business value within their organizations.

We provide our clients with combination of skills and experience that helps them succeed in a variety of business and project settings. We are with our clients every step of the process, standing alongside them as they implement recommended solutions. By creating and customizing the right solution for each situation, we enable our clients to deliver their projects on-time on-budget.


Management Solutions, LLC (MSLLC) promotes a work environment that recognizes we are part of something larger. We believe in being good stewards in our local communities and offer a variety of opportunities for involvement to our employees. We not only work in our communities but for our communities. Whether as a company, a team or an individual, we encourage supporting the communities where we live and work – to improve the world and the lives of the people around us.

Here are just a few of the many causes we support:


Commitment to Client, Company, Family, Community

Every member of the Management Solutions team is fully focused on adding value to our customers and enabling every project to be delivered on time and on budget. However, we recognize that our work is only part of our identity, so giving back to the community is very important to us. We strongly believe that to whom much is given, much is expected.  We believe in being good stewards in our local community and offer our staff many avenues to participate in various non-profit organizations or charities. This ability to engage and give back strengthens our own sense of family and community, improves our teamwork skills as an organization, and adds strength to our individual and collective ability to achieve optimal results.

Let Management Solutions, LLC help you realize positive change.


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Misty Mayes bio

Misty Mayes, PMP

Founder and President

Misty Mayes founded Management Solutions, LLC (MSLLC) in 2002. Along with being a successful entrepreneur and project management professional

, Misty is a true servant leader who lives her life and runs her company with a firm belief that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” It’s a principle that’s engrained in the culture of her company and one she puts into action every day.


Business Leader

Misty took a real leap of faith to form Management Solutions. Misty left a soaring career as vice president of Programs/Project Controls for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to start Management Solutions.  She wanted to build a company that showed compassion to its employees, customers and to the greater community; and would strive for nothing less than excellence in everything it did. In her continuous effort to do this, she has received many significant awards, including:


– 2004 ORNL Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

– 2006 Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Service firm of the Year

– 2006 DOE Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

– 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2012 Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Award of Excellence

– 2009 Innovation Valley Technology Council Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year

– 2012 SBA Subcontractor of the Year on the state, regional and national levels

– 2013 Pinnacle Woman-Owned Small Business Excellence Award

– 2014 and 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award

– 2017 Knoxville News Sentinel Top Workplace Award

– 2017 Knoxville’s Most Impactful Small Business Award


Community Champion
Misty uses her knack and experience in problem solving to encourage and empower others to also serve their community. She dedicates her time and energy to multiple programs that champion excellence in project management and small business, mentoring, community, and cancer research and development.   Among the many are:


University of Tennessee College of Engineering – Misty recently accepted the position of Chair of the college’s board of advisors, beginning in the fall of 2018.  Misty has also co-chaired a new program that brings together female engineering students, female engineering faculty members and female engineers from industry to help the university attract and retain top female students and faculty.


Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) – Misty serves as chair on WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council. Also, she was recently named the co-chair of WIPP’s healthcare committee that will be on the forefront of working with the Trump administration on trying to make sure all women business owners have a voice in the changes being made to the Affordable Care Act.


Restoration House of East Tennessee – On the Board since 2010, and the chair in 2014, Misty and her team continue to volunteer their talents and time to this worthwhile organization that provides temporary housing and a hand-up to single mothers and their children.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Misty’s involvement in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society comes out of a personal commitment she has to battling these diseases after losing her father to an 18-year battle with Leukemia.


Misty was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn.  She has a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Tennessee.  She and her husband, Sam have three sons, and enjoy spending time together on the golf course, hiking in the Smoky Mountains and cheering on the UT Vols.


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