MicroPact Named A Best Place to Work in Greater Washington
Software Development Firm Recognized For Innovative, Collaborative Culture
Washington, D.C May 14, 2015 – MicroPact, Inc., the global leader in Data-First™ Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, announced today that the company was named a 2015 Best Place to Work in Greater Washington, D.C., by the Washington Business Journal. The Best Places to Work awards are based on results of comprehensive employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace, which has been responsible for the scoring of the awards program for more than 10 years.
Quantum Workplace queries, evaluates and scores participating companies in categories ranging from team effectiveness, trust in senior leadership and alignment with company goals.
“Investing in people and giving them a platform to build successful careers is extremely important,” said Kris Collo, Founder, CEO and President of MicroPact. “I personally take great pride in knowing that together as a team we have built a growing technology company that values each and every team member on both a professional and personal level. You can’t be a Best Place to Work without the best people. We have the best people.”
Collo launched MicroPact in 1997 using two personal credit cards and $15,000 of his own money when he was just 21 years old. Since then, MicroPact has established itself as a leading technology company that employs more than 200 professionals and consistently competes with and beats industry heavyweights including IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle for commercial and federal customers.
“MicroPact has designed one of the most innovative and collaborative work environments in the technology sector today,” Collo said. “Last year, based on feedback from team members, we tripled the amount of collaborative workspace in order to ensure all teams have the facilities they need to do their best work.”
The management team also understands the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance for all team members so the company created a progressive teleworking program and opened it up to the entire organization. All team members may work remotely and all invitations to meetings include links to access the meeting via a voice and video conferencing system.
The value of face-to-face interaction, however, remains a vital element to MicroPact’s ability to create and implement new ideas from individual team members. Each week, the CEO and CTO hold Office Hours in order to allow all team members the opportunity to talk to the company’s leaders about new ideas, interesting projects, outside interests, personal or professional advice, concerns, or anything someone wants to chat about. Out of these informal and confidential meetings, the company’s discovered new leaders and business opportunities.
In addition to an open-door policy, the CEO also conducts informational town hall-style meetings with the entire company – including remote offices – in order to update all team members on the company’s progress. The CEO answers some very tough questions from team members about finances, contracts and all details of corporate operations.
In response to the always competitive market for top talent in Washington, the company’s executive team established the MicroPact Leadership Development Program in 2014. The program provides all team members with opportunities to enroll in intensive four-month management training programs designed to prepare them for leadership roles within the company.
For nearly two decades, MicroPact has focused on engineering web-based, commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, and enjoy a 97% annual renewal rate.
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