Ottavia Barone Criss

Ottavia Barone Criss

Business Development Capture Manager

Ottavia is currently the manager of the General Services Administration’s OASIS I and TOTAL blanket purchase agreement (BPA) contracts. In this role, she leads business development efforts and formulates strategies for international and domestic clients. 

Originally from Naples, Italy, Ottavia holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from John Cabot University and a master’s degree in international development from American University. Before joining Bixal, she designed and managed international development programs for a variety of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partners. Outside of work, Ottavia volunteers with local organizations in Washington, DC, to facilitate racial justice conversations. She enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, meeting with friends and hiking in Rock Creek Park.


  • International Development
  • Business Development
  • International Program Management


  • English
  • Italian

Bucket List

To do a wine tour of South America.