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Director of IC Programs
Jimmy joined Blackspoke 9 years ago. He made the leap from his previous government contracting gig because he loved the idea of joining a small company where he felt like more than a number and got to contribute directly to the overall growth and performance for the company. Jimmy’s past experience with virtualization infrastructure and a keen eye for Citrix environments allowed him to easily transition to a VDI project with Blackspoke where he put his skills to the test using an entirely new technology.
He’s had the opportunity since then to be involved in several other new technological implementations, and he enjoys the fact that each opportunity has helped him to learn and grow, trying things outside of his comfort zone.
Nathan joined Blackspoke in 2018 after 10 years with the Navy supporting communications and the White House Communications Agency (WHCA). Blackspoke offered opportunities supporting the DOJ and Intelligence community with IT Systems deployment, Applications Deployment, and Cloud Architecture that built upon his skill foundation.
Combining his background, assignments supporting Cloud and DevOps projects, and completing an MBA degree, Nathan today serves as one of Blackspoke’s Senior Engineers for a cloud and data warehouse project, and also leads strategic service offerings for Blackspoke as a Director for Intelligence Programs.
Devin joined the Blackspoke team in 2012 as one of its first employees. First supporting operations for a DoD customer in a junior capacity, Devin quickly advanced to the role of Principal Engineer through excellent performance and consistent skill growth. He now leads a team of 8 engineers at DISA and manages the organization’s rollout of a virtual desktop infrastructure utilizing Nutanix, VMware, and F5 solutions.
Over the last several years, Devin has worked with other Blackspoke team members to help the agency position this as a service offering supporting more than 50 DoD mission partners.
Do you dream of working for a company where you get to showcase your skills by building new and exciting things? That’s exactly what Audrey does here at Blackspoke! In the last 5 years, she has used her expertise in SharePoint development to design and create customer solutions for various DoD and IC customers.
Audrey’s SharePoint skills are highly sought after by our customers, and she’s known for building really neat solutions to meet their needs – whether that’s building an infographic dashboard or building a site that pulls in data from various sources and displays it in a portal with illustrations that make the data easy to understand for the leadership team.
What our employees say about working at Blackspoke:
Responsiveness. Every time I've needed information about something (especially as a new employee), people have been very responsive, and that's much appreciated.— Employee via anonymous survey
I really think BlackSpoke treats its employees better than most and as long as they continue to prioritize that, I know they'll be successful and grow.— Employee via anonymous survey
Great Place To Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. They help companies around the world survey their employees, benchmark their results, identify gaps and improve their workplace culture.
Over ninety percent of our employees participated in an anonymous assessment called the "Trust Index" and scored high enough across the required demographics to get certified.
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50 Best Small Workplaces
What makes a job meaningful depends on a few key qualities: a sense of mission; trust (from managers) and autonomy (for workers); and a culture of teamwork and communication. That’s what emerges from 52,000 surveys of employees at small and medium-size companies used to generate the Fortune top 50 small workspaces.
Employees completed an anonymous survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, their assessment of the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.
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Fast 50 Growing Businesses
It’s a celebration of the depth, diversity and hard work of small businesses in the federal sector. The rankings are based on information that companies submit, including five years of revenue data. We then calculate their compound annual growth rate over those five years. Companies are then ranked according to that CAGR. That’s why the largest company by revenue isn’t necessarily the No. 1 company. That honor goes to the fastest growing.
Blackspoke has been lucky enough to be honored twice, ranking #48 in 2017 and #21 overall in 2019.
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Fastest-Growing Private Companies
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Dell, Microsoft, Linkedin, Zappos and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5000.
In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. Blackspoke was recognized on this in 2017.
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