About Us

Vision Statement

A leader providing quality products and services to our customers, partners, and community in a global market.


Mission Statement

A growth company providing the highest quality professional services in project management, acquisition management, training and coaching, and management consulting to our customers, partners and community.

Value Statement

P/Strada LLC is

  • A reputable industry leader committed to the stewardship of resources and responsibilities.
  • A company of integrity that strives for excellence-we “get it right” the first time.
  • Committed to H·I·THonesty, Integrity, Timeliness.
  • Project Management 100% 100%
  • Acquisition Management 100% 100%
  • Training & Coaching 100% 100%
  • Management Consulting 100% 100%

Our Story

P/Strada believes each person has the inherent ability to make their dreams a reality – in a business, professional or career field; or virtually any other personal pursuit. What do you see as you look into your future or that of your organization? What do you want to see? Though most people desire a positive, happy and successful future, few will see it come to fruition. P/Strada can be the critical difference for you, your employees, and your company.

patFounded by CEO and Senior Principal Patrice Manuel in 2001, P/Strada’s foundation is the result of Ms. Manuel’s wide ranging experience managing complex challenges throughout the world over a 20-year period as a U.S. Army officer. Ms. Manuel is a certified project management professional with a master’s degree in administration and a doctorate ABD in Organizational Development and Leadership. Her combination of experience and education has prepared her to create a team of like-minded professionals who provide successful solutions in the area of professional and organizational development, project management, advanced technology, modeling and simulation, Government Contracting issues, measurable management, logistics and system planning, and research and development.


  • Named in  Ingram’s magazine as  “Kansas City’s 100 Fastest Growing  Companies” in 2010 – ranked #7 overall
  • Selected as one of The Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Top Ten Small Businesses for 2010
  • Kansas City Small Business Monthly 25 under 25® Award Honoree, 2009; for businesses with under 25 employees
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 2008 Herman A. Johnson Business Mentorship Program Graduate
  • Full Employment Council Employer Partnership Award for Exemplary Workforce Initiatives (2007)
  • Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers — contributing to the economic development of the state of Missouri through the creation of businesses and jobs and the generation of tax revenue that helps improve the lives of all Missourians (2002)

Memberships - Appointments - Affiliations

  • Committee Member, National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee
  • Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee Chair, Mid America Minority Business Development Council
  • Business Opportunity Fair for the Minority Supplier Development Council Program Committee Chair
  • Board Chair for the Fairness in the City Contracting for Kansas City MO (2008 – 2010)
  • FastTrac Business Development Coach for the Kauffman Foundation
  • Who’s Who Among Executive Women
  • Women Who Mean Business 2005, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas City Central Exchange for Women
  • National Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Wellston (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau of Kansas City (2002)
  • National Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • Brain Mode® Power Affiliate (2008)
  • Vital Learning Affiliate (2005)
  • Target Training International (TTI) Affiliate (2002)
  • QBQ Personal Accountability- John Miller Affiliate (2002)
  • Resource Associates Corporation Affiliate (2001)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Affiliate (2001)