We are SOLID

Woman-owned. Team-led. Trusted Partner.

Who We Are


We’re Know-It-Alls

The Good Kind!

Our team of analysts know their stuff–their subject-matter expertise in the analysis of the education, training, and employment opportunities of current and former military personnel leads the field. 

We’re Data Nerds

From Design To Development

At SOLID, we don’t mind being ‘nerdy’ when it comes to the work we’re passionate about. We deliver results for our clients and our communities every day, and continually push our own boundaries.



We’re professionals, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our team (a.k.a. SOLIDzens) define who we are and how we operate, and our culture is critical to our success.

Our Mission

“Strengthening our nation’s workforce by expanding pathways and increasing recognition of skills and abilities.”

Our Vision

Design innovative solutions that promote economic mobility.

Powerful Performance, Powered by People.

SOLID Awards & Recognition

Hire Vets Award

HIRE Vets 2021 Platinum Medallion Award

SOLID was awarded the Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion in 2021, the only federal-level veteran’s employment award,
in recognition of our commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

2021 CCME Corporate

Awarded by the Council of College and Military Educators for SOLID’s steadfast dedication and commitment toward the cause of military and veteran education and professional development.

HIRE Vets 2022 Platinum Medallion Award

SOLID once again received the Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion in 2022, the only federal-level veteran’s employment award,
in recognition of SOLID’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Recognition

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program named SOLID a V3 Certified Company in 2022. The V3 recognition is awarded to companies committed to implementing veteran-friendly hiring and employment practices.

SOLID Founders

Lisa Lutz

Lisa Lutz

President & CEO

Lisa has over 25 years of experience supporting Workforce Development initiatives as a Policy Analyst and Thought Leader. She has worked in this capacity at the federal and state levels of government and as a consultant to public, private and non-profit sector clients. 

Tom Caldwell, CIO - SOLID, LLC

Tom Caldwell

Vice President & CIO

Tom has over 15 years of experience supporting programs oriented to service members and veterans, and in meeting their unique informational needs. He finds serving those who serve to be a privilege and an inspiration.

Jeff Lutz, COO - SOLID, LLC

Jeff Lutz

Vice President & CFO

Jeff brings over 30 years of project and program management experience to the SOLID team. As the Chief Operating Officer, Jeff leads SOLID’s project execution, business development, and corporate support activities.

Our Story

In 2003, partners Lisa Lutz and Tom Caldwell brought to life their vision of a responsive, efficient company that puts clients first, while working out of their own homes. We come from humble beginnings, founded on the principle that technical expertise, creativity, and dedication are the cornerstones of quality.

Early SOLID meeting

Over the last 20 years, though continuing to grow our client base and our team, SOLID has stayed true to this vision—delivering the personalized attention of a small business with big results and an even bigger impact.  

Our Values





Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


Serving our Military Service Members and Veterans

From military service members, families, and spouses, to veterans and caregivers, we are committed to supporting the military community at every step of their service. With our subject matter expertise and primary body of work, we are creating solutions and tools to help service members and veterans transition to the civilian workplace.  We’re proud to be a part of building better tomorrows for our nation’s veterans.  

SOLID Team meeting on video call

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