Location: Fairfax, VA
Industry: Professional services
Founder and CEO
HEART, DRIVE AND SPIRIT
“Dynamis is an ancient Greek word that stands for heart, drive and spirit. It encompasses the will to win, which is what drives our company and our people,” says John Milam, founder and CEO of Dynamis, Inc. “Our company is comprised of professionals who are passionate about making the world a better place and, with that in mind, achieving our mission of bringing innovative solutions to the challenges of our times.” The company currently provides advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and training and exercise support to the Department of Homeland Security. It also supplies the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations with the software that drives the discretionary portion of the federal budget through the legislative process.
Quick Tip: “A great leader wholly commits to the mission and sees it through until the end.”
Milam believes that Dynamis’ growth is primarily due to its people. “We believe that our people are our greatest asset, not a cost of doing business. As such, we hire skilled individuals not only for a particular contract, but with an eye toward their long-term growth and development,” he says. Dynamis seeks to develop each employee through mentoring sessions and an internal training program called The School of Athens. As a result, Milam says, the company boasts an “impressive employee retention rate.”