growth[period] was voted as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Greater Washington in 2016 by the Washington Business Journal, for the second year in a row. This year, growth[period] was named number six, out of 25 small business winners. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area.
Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. We are so honored to receive this recognition.
July 2016 - CEO Courtney Spaeth recieved SmartCEO's "Brava Award", a program that celebrates high-impact female entrepreneurs. The winners are selected by an independent committee of local business leaders. The Brava Awards program recognizes women with entrepreneurial spirits and a passion for giving back to the community, and encourages philanthropy, mentoring of up-and-coming leaders, and business growth. This year's winners in the Washington, DC region collectively generate more than $1.44 billion in annual revenue and employs 21,320 individuals, and we are pleased to be a part of this impressive cohort.
COO Kate Pickworth attended the reception on July 7th to accept the award on Courtney's behalf.
June 2016 – Ms. Ansley Jones Colby joins growth[period] from Atlanta as a Principal. Ms. Colby has extensive experience with public, government, and media affairs, and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicles’ “40 Under 40” list. Prior to joining growth[period], Ms. Colby worked in the nonprofit and private sectors, where she advised top executives on stakeholder engagement strategies and advocacy initiatives. Ms. Colby served President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore in various roles during the 1992 and 1996 Presidential campaigns, and held senior positions within the Administration, including Senior Advisor and Director of Public Liaison for the Vice President. She also served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, where she spearheaded political, legislative, and communications agendas, and as Deputy Regional Political Director for the Democratic National Committee.
June 2016 -- Ms. Eileen Parise is welcomed to the team as Partner- Federal, Aerospace and Defense practice, following her career as a senior executive in various positions across the National, International and Homeland Security sectors. Previously, Ms. Parise served as Vice President of the Federal Sector of Erickson Aviaiton, and developed a new Government Services Operation in Washington, DC, supporting U.S. military and US Government agencies at home and abroad.
Prior to her work at Erickson Aviation, Ms. Parise was Vice President for Federal and Commercial markets at Rapiscan Systems, and started the Homeland Security Division at FLIR Systems. As such, she expanded business development and increasing market share, while supporting components within the National Security and Homeland Security Communities and Department of Transportation.
June 2016: growth[period] is pleased to announce that Gregory Scovel, a distinguished executive with over 30 years of experience in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), has joined our board of Strategic Client Advisors. Mr. Scovel was a member of the NCIS Executive Staff and the Senior Executive Service (SES), and was instrumental in transforming the Service from a reactive to a proactive and progressive agency. He has a significant record of success in the areas of counterintelligence, combating terrorism, law enforcement, cyber operations, risk assessments, and threat analysis.
June 2016 - growth[period] is proud to welcome James Doyle to our Board of Strategic Advisors. Mr. Doyle joins growth[period] following his tenure as Co-Founder, Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of Haystax Technology, Inc., where he was directly responsible for significantly improving profitability of the firm. Working in conjunction with the CEO of Applied Signal Technology and the Edgewater Funds, Mr. Doyle and the managerial team successfully developed the firm into a software and services company providing cyber and advanced analytic solutions to both the commercial and federal markets.
Prior to his position with Haystax Technology, Inc., James Doyle acted as the Vice President of Finance at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, which provides advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance hardware and software solutions to enhance global security. Mr. Doyle provided financial planning and analysis oversight for the firm, as well as managerial oversight for various divisions. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Doyle has demonstrated expertise in software and technology services, including signals intelligence and advanced analysis, as well as intelligent growth strategies and business operations.
June 2016 – growth[period] is pleased to welcome CALIBRE Systems as a new client. As an employee-owned management consulting and IT solutions company, CALIBRE offers a broad range of services to support clients in the public and private sectors. Their core capabilities include data analytics, enterprise content management, financial and cost management, health informatics and analytics, human capital management, logistics and management services, and strategic planning, among others, and they operate in the defense, Federal civilian, and commercial market spaces. CALIBRE has grown rapidly since its founding in 1989, and was named a “Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, a “Top Workplace in the Greater Washington Area” by The Washington Post, and one of “America’s Fastest-Growing Private US Companies” by Inc. 500.
May 2016 – growth[period] is proud to welcome Stre.am as a new client. Stre.am is a mobile service that allows users to watch and broadcast live video streams, share clips, and interact with their friends, and is one of the fastest and easiest ways to share videos directly from a phone. Additionally, Stre.am Enterprise lets users broadcast live video content to their viewers from almost any device, including drones, GoPros, and 4k cameras. Enterprise users can broadcast multiple perspectives from the same event and customize the end-user experience by controlling and curating content, in order to shape their branded experience.
May 2016: growth[period] is pleased to welcome Mr. Thomas Safir as Senior Partner, Transaction Advisory Services. Mr. Safir has a background with both public and private high technology companies as well as private equity and brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity, advanced analytics, and network protection services, along with mergers and acquisitions strategy and diligence. Over the course of his career, Mr. Safir has been responsible for synchronizing the acquisition processes for multiple companies by coordinating strategic, technical, and financial objectives, and has acquired companies with core competencies in high technology and next-generation advanced analytics. Additionally, Mr. Safir has led both pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration efforts for acquired or targeted companies, and has been responsible for evaluating and executing alternative investment strategies such as minority investments, joint ventures, and incubator-type funding.