Dorothy Firsching

About Ursa Major Consulting

Ursa Major Consulting, LLC is a woman-owned small business focused on helping clients achieve measurable results through strategic application of information technology. We help clients focus strategically, leverage their internal resources, and work as dynamic virtual team members. 

The founder and president of Ursa Major is Dorothy Firsching.  Dorothy has more than 25 years of experience in business and technology-related consulting for Government agencies, nonprofits, and commercial firms, is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute, and has taught classes on project management, data mining, information technology, facilitation, and proposal development.  Major passions include:

Ursa Major is certified by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprises (DMBE) as a SWAM (Small, Women and Minority-Owned) vendor. 

Ursa Major frequently works as part of a team of consultants assembled for a particular project.  A few of the excellent people we've worked with on projects include:

  • Dorothy Firsching, Project Management Professional (PMP), President of Ursa Major Consulting, LLC. See bio.
  • Becky Roberts, Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). PMP, Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Balanced Scorecard expert. See bio.
  • Dawn Rhine, Certified Professional Facilitator and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified consultant. See bio.
  • Dorothy Banzon, Graphic Designer and owner of D Banzon Design since 2005. Dorothy brings more than 20 years of experience solving marketing challenges for multi-national corporations as well as small businesses and start-ups. She built her extensive portfolio at leading national advertising and design agencies based in New York. Her mission is to ensure that your communications are clean, fresh and engaging.
  • Don Cranford, owner of Katalyst Creative Group. Don is a web strategist and developer. He assists businesses in succeeding online through website development, online strategies, and search engine optimization. Since the early 1990’s, Don has held various positions in Marketing, Product Development and Product Management in the Internet and Telecommunications Industry and has worked with teams with members from around the world. He now specializes in open source website development using systems such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.
  • Marsha Lindquist, Contracting Strategist and owner of Granite Leadership Strategies. Marsha's impressive credentials include an MBA in Finance, Association of Proposal Management Professional Fellow, APMP Practitioner Level Certification, National Contract Management Association Fellow, published author featured in over 200 trade journals and business publications that include The Business Journal Online, Partner Advisory, American Management and Contract Management, interviewed by The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post, and seen on ABC World News Tonight. She served in senior management capacities for 7 years for Fortune 100 companies and for several small emerging growth companies.
  • And others!

We have supported government clients including:

  • AbilityOne Commission
  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
  • Bureau of the Census
  • Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
  • City of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • City of Fairfax, Virginia
  • City of Newport News, Virginia
  • Defense Nuclear Agency
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • General Services Adminstration
  • Health and Human Services Adminstration
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Archives
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel of SSA
  • U. S. Army
  • U. S. Marine Corps
  • Virginia Industries for the Blind

We have supported commercial clients, including:

  • The Alliance for Full Participation
  • Catapult Consultants
  • Catoctin Consulting
  • Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI)
  • Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (CBIS)
  • Computer Products and Services, Inc.
  • Delta Consulting Group
  • The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian (Garabedian Law)
  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida
  • The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC
  • The Institute for Economic Empowerment
  • International Leadership Consulting (ILC)
  • JIL Information Systems
  • JMA Solutions, LLC (JMA)
  • LEADS Corporation
  • Maden Tech Consulting, Inc.
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
  • The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • NatureServe
  • The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR)
  • Polaris Consulting Group
  • Reebok International
  • Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & D'Ambrosio
  • SourceAmerica
  • Space Metrics, Inc.
  • Synergy Forces
  • Tech International of Virginia
  • Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti
  • Visual Analytics, Inc.
  • WaingerGroup
  • Wells Fargo Realty Advisors