Who We Are
Founded in 2010, Project Conquer® is a highly experienced team with multi-disciplinary expertise in Backoffice functions, equipped to handle initiatives ranging from targeted short-term assignments to multi-year projects to business looking to benefit from cost effectiveness, and maximize productivity with high quality results.
Daniel Ritz, the Managing Partner, is a graduate of Boston University School of Management. Upon graduating, he was passionate about sharing his talents with others and joined the Peace Corp. This led him to Southern Africa, where he taught small business owners how to manage their businesses in Botswana. After several years, he returned to the United States and worked for a nonprofit located in the Mission District of San Francisco, helping local businesses secure funding for their businesses. He was recognized as the Small Business Advocate of the Year.
Dan led divisions at Fortune 500 companies serving the investment banking, nonprofit organizations, and financial and manufacturing industries. Today, Dan continues to help clients as a consultant for IT infrastructure, management, operations, and finance needs.
Ms. Natalia Bakilana
Ms. Natalia Bakilana is the founder and managing principal of Project Conquer. She holds a B.S. in Management from Rutgers University. In addition, she enhanced her business education with MBA studies from University of South Africa.
Ms. Natalia has a proven track record of delivering sustainable positive results, developing innovative project management solutions, and helping to build a high-performance culture that promotes diversity and inclusion. She oversees day to day projects activities, and guide clients identify and implement management solutions that increase productivity and maximizing cost effectiveness. She has natural leadership & project management traits. She is highly organized, a master time manager, and an excellent communicator. She is a creative thinker and the problem-solver. She developed Projectology, a proprietary client-focused approach to cater to each client’s specific need and initiative undertaken.
Ms. Natalia has the passion for conquering projects. Her strong integrity and work ethic motivate her to always perform efficiently. She continues to work with various clients, helping businesses conquer barriers that hinder progress, function effectively and maximize cost effectiveness.
Who We Serve
We meet the needs of medium-sized businesses not yet large enough to have their own internal departments or large businesses needing to outsource some of its tasks.
We focus on our clients’ needs with a customized approach to assist our clients in getting projects completed efficiently regardless of the industry we serve.
Our mission is to guide our clients conquer their projects tasks and reach their goals in most cost effective way possible with the highest level quality service.
Professional Memberships & Certifications
Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Bronze Medal
Small Business Administration NASD Series 7/63/24
General Securities Registered Representative
General Securities Principal
Mediation (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Standards: DFARS, NIST, ISO, HIPAA, CJIS & others
AWS Certifications in: Security, Advanced Networking, Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator, Developer & DevOps Engineer
SBA Supplier Diversity Program
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB)
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)