Believe it or not, the first half of 2019 has come and gone. At Maven Wave, though, it has not come and gone without several monumental accomplishments for our company. 2019, following suit with our last several years, has been one of exponential growth in not only revenue and hires, but also brand recognition, company goals and achievements. All of this grants us great momentum as we continue through the latter half of the year and beyond.
So let’s dive right in and take a look at some of the awards we’re very humbled to have won so far this year:
Beginning with quite possibly our biggest accomplishment to date, Maven Wave is proud to have been named 2018 Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the Year at Google Cloud Next ‘19. Winning the award, which recognizes Maven Wave’s proven ability to assist customers in building digital solutions leveraging the innovation, security, open standards, and scale that Google Cloud provides, made Maven Wave the only Google Cloud Partner to have earned the title two years in a row.
As Jason Lee, Partner and Founder at Maven Wave put it, “it is an incredible honor to receive this award for the second year in a row. This achievement recognizes the extraordinary efforts from our teams who, together with our visionary customers and valued Google Cloud partners, have been able to realize remarkable success in enterprise digital transformation.”
The Maven Wave team was honored to be recognized for our expertise, especially on the heels of receiving our eighth Google Cloud specialization, the most of any Google Cloud Partner.
So the question begs, how do we scale to keep up with the technical skills and expertise needed to meet the challenges of today’s enterprises? Well, it certainly helps that we’ve been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row; an achievement based on extensive ratings provided by Mavens in anonymous surveys. We know that providing a great customer experience starts with employing great talent, and great talent starts with unmatched company culture, so we are proud to carry a 99% score for great employee experience.
This unmatched company culture has been recognized by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE more than once; just this past April we were named #30 on the list of 2019 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services. The ranking considered feedback representing over 339,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the Consulting and Professional Services industry. The global people analytics and consulting firm evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including management trustworthiness, fairness in the workspace, and team camaraderie.
As a consulting firm nestled in a booming, tech-driven Chicago, it’s no secret that the competition is fierce when it comes to attracting the best and most unique talent, especially when you’re looking for talent who possess the “X-factor” that all of our Mavens have. Further explained by Lee, “having ‘X-factor’ means that in addition to technical expertise, an individual brings an element of likeability and charisma to the table. As a natural influencer, everyone wants to be on his or her team. Consulting is a human-to-human business, and X-factor is a cornerstone of our success.”
Because we know how fierce that competition is, we take pride in being named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE for the second year in a row, taking the fifth spot on the list.
That “X-factor” that we look for in our consultants and makes us unique certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by the industry either. Just a few weeks ago, Maven Wave was named #5 on Clutch’s List of Global Leaders in IT and Business Services for Google Apps. Named for the second consecutive year, Maven Wave is honored to be listed alongside leading companies that demonstrate excellence in IT and business services from the B2B research, ratings and review company. The annual report recognizes 250+ B2B service providers across multiple categories and are based on the firms’ wide variety of services, client satisfaction, the quality of the projects they complete, and their market presence.
Finally, just last week, rounding out an impressive first half of 2019, Maven Wave nabbed the 22nd spot on the annual Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list, which represents the fastest growing companies in Chicago. The award marks the sixth consecutive year that rapid growth has propelled Maven Wave onto the exclusive Fast 50 list.
Maven Wave’s revenue grew over 477% for the period evaluated by Crain’s, which smashes the previous year’s revenue growth of 312% considered for the same award, contributing to a 20-spot jump on the prestigious list.
This kind of exponential growth, combined with the recognition that we receive for providing a productive and enriched workplace for our Mavens, is what fuels our drive to continue bringing the most innovative products and services to our target vertical industries.
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