Story and Leaders

M2’s Story

We’ve developed an environment that’s fun, intellectual, forward-thinking and respectful. We believe that if you have to come to work, it doesn’t have to be “another day at the office” and that you should love it and have a positive experience!

In 2003 M2 was started by Willow Marr, an attorney working for the Department of Energy as a Policy Advisor and Helo Mustafa, a technology expert working for PricewaterhouseCoopers. We had one thing in common⁠; we were experts at solving challenges and thinking differently to do it. The unimaginable was always possible! Quality was everything and the mission was simple⁠—solve clients challenges by thinking big. Our goal was to create a company where people like and want to come to work⁠. A place that inspires, excites, and is driven by curiosity. No challenge or request from clients was too big or unsolvable!

15 years later, M2 continues to grow⁠—however we continue to place value on quality and maintaining a boutique firm culture, allowing for selection of clients and engagements that are transformational, meaningful and create positive change in the world. Continuous improvement drives us⁠—we are always evaluating and enhancing services and have a true passion for what we do. We believe in and live M2’s core values: (1) Be Kind, (2) Bring the WOW factor, (3) Be the Best You, and (4) Pay It forward. We surround ourselves with a leadership team and employees that live these core values and are experts at what they do. The belief is that consultants who live these values can continue to evolve and will be the thought leaders who solve tomorrow’s challenges. We are deeply committed to the success of the firm⁠—which means the success of our clients.

Quality First

Being the best means delivering the best

Willow Marr, JD

Willow Marr, JD

President/CEO and Co-Founder

Compassionate leader at the helm of M2’s charge to think differently and create federal transformation .

Helo Mustafa

Helo Mustafa

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Authentic leader dedicated to driving purposeful growth, building employee-focused cultures, and leading innovations that create smarter organizations.

Shobha Bora

Shobha Bora

Managing Director

Creative Managing Director possessing over 15 years of in-depth technical experience with a focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Application Development.

Philippe Draoui

Philippe Draoui

Managing Director

Over 20 years of providing transformational leadership involving Modernization, Portfolio Management, and Strategic Planning for private and public sector clients.

Steven Zatarga, SHRM-CP

Steven Zatarga, SHRM-CP

Managing Director

Forward-thinking leader driving organizational change with a focus on creating an environment that is inclusive, inspirational, and innovative.

Meet M2’s extraordinary team