Solutions That Connect
Meet Our CEO
Rachele Cooper founded Aptive to inspire people, fuel change and make an impact. With this mission in mind and using skills acquired over an eclectic career—serving in the military, working as an engineer at the Naval Research Lab and leading national marketing and communications campaigns—Rachele and her team offer Aptive’s clients fresh perspectives, unique insights and committed partnership.
Rachele Cooper founded Aptive with a goal of leveraging technology and communications to improve organizational performance and support our nation’s Veterans.
With this mission in mind and using skills acquired over an eclectic career—serving in the military, working as an engineer at the Naval Research Lab and leading national marketing and communications campaigns—Rachele and her team offer Aptive’s clients fresh perspectives, unique insights and committed partnership.
She’s led complex, high-profile engagements spanning health promotion and disease prevention, strategic communications, technology transformations and organizational change management. Since forming Aptive her work has impacted health care modernization, the opioid epidemic, Veteran homelessness, suicide prevention, access to care, health technology and national defense.
- U.S. Navy Veteran
- 2023 CEO of the Year, Washington Exec
- 2023 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst & Young
- 2022 FedHealthIT 100 Awardee
- 2020 Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership honoree
- 2020 Dream Big Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Prosci Change Management Practitioner
- M.A., New York University
- B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
What Sets Us Apart
At Aptive, our values guide our decisions and enable us to make a meaningful difference in our communities.
We are values driven
We are entrepreneurial
We are collaborative
We are transparent
We are flexible and balanced
At Aptive, we select challenging projects that make meaningful, positive differences in our communities, society and the world.
Our employees have industry expertise and a penchant for innovation. We empower our team to own their projects, challenge the status quo and find new ideas for meeting our clients’ challenges.
Driving meaningful change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. At Aptive, our team embraces diversity of opinion, experience and expertise to deliver innovative solutions.
We facilitate communications with consistent information flow across our teams and company. You can trust Aptive will communicate fully through every phase of a client’s project.
Our growing team of employees choose Aptive because we offer flexibility to get the job done in a way that fits each person’s lifestyle and values. We prioritize maintaining a work-life balance.
Experience. Expertise. Exceptional Employees.
the Aptive Advantage
Our workforce is comprised of professionals with decades of combined expertise in myriad fields ranging from artificial intelligence to digital advertising and health care delivery. With roughly 20% of our employees being Veterans, all of our teams are bolstered by a unique get-it-done ethos not found with any other population.
Our experience spans national, state and community levels. We address issues related to civil rights, geospatial intelligence, Veterans benefits, health and well-being, financial readiness, health care quality, electronic health records, human resources and much more.
At Aptive, we’re committed to making meaningful changes in our communities across the country, both through our work and by volunteering. We live our company values through the Aptive Cares program. The program enables employees to volunteer their time to Aptive-supported community engagement and service activities, like helping Veterans, promoting diversity and equity, collecting donations for area food banks and more.