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Location: Frederick, MD
Founded: 2000
Industry: Professional services


David Affeldt

GRSi is a professional services and technology company serving the Department of Defense, civilian and intelligence communities. The company started 2016 by doubling its revenue and opening six new offices across the country, while expanding its existing Maryland presence. GRSi projects 120 percent growth in 2016. “Our solutions have saved government programs time and money — over $5 million on one project alone in budget savings,” says CEO David Affeldt. In addition, GRSi has generated more than $100,000 in donations in support of veteran and wounded warrior programs, along with community support for the homeless and those in need.

Quick Tip: “It’s said that a good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow, but in our world of competition it really needs to be, a great plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

While GRSi has been getting bigger, it is also working on getting better by implementing best practices and certifying its processes and methods. “This creates a triangle of strength in our company that, with our momentum, is setting our future for the next five years and beyond,” says Affeldt. In leading GRSi, Affeldt has put a distinct emphasis on mentorship, which includes promoting from within and working with various wounded warrior organizations. In fact, GRSi’s veteran focus has meant that more than one third of its employees are military veterans.