Location: Washington, DC
President and CEO
Macro Solutions is an IT and management consulting firm with a focus on helping federal customers with the selection, implementation, integration and maintenance of critical business solutions. President and CEO Amy Wright co-founded the company with her brother, Todd Barnes. “We created and self-funded Macro Solutions and worked out of my basement at the beginning,” she says.
Fun Fact:“I serve on the board of advisors for DC BUILD, an organization dedicated to assisting at-risk youth so they can graduate from high school and continue on to college.”
The two founders’ goal was to build the kind of company they would want to work for. “With that in mind, we have always put an emphasis on an employee-focused culture,” says Wright. “Additionally, we recognize innovation as the core principle of a prosperous organization and promote strong communications among the whole employee base. On a monthly basis, we gather all of Macro Solutions’ project managers to share ideas, new innovations and strategies for success.”
Macro Solutions has a corporate philanthropic initiative called Macro Community, through which employees, partners and friends can contribute their time and resources to their favorite causes. “In addition to the list of tremendous local and national organizations we support, we also accept nominations from our employees for additional organizations to be included in our program,” says Wright. “If selected, we match the total amount given by our employees to each organization.”