Federated IT

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Location: Washington, DC
Founded: 2002
Industry: Technology

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Federated IT

Kyle von Bucholz


The cybersecurity industry is a dynamic one. With constant change on the horizon, it can be tough for companies like Federated IT to respond quickly and appropriately. From customer buying habits and budgets to employee demographics, regulations and competition, the landscape is always evolving. Learning to stay focused and flexible has been Federated IT’s key to success. “A dynamic environment is just the reality of the situation, and if you’re not prepared to play the game under shifting circumstances, then you’re not in the right state of mind to meet the challenge and capture the opportunity,” says CEO Kyle von Bucholz.

Quick Tip: “A great leader needs to have sound character, unshakable integrity, clarity of thought and vision, passion, focus, determination and the ability to inspire.”

One of the most valuable lessons von Bucholz has learned in leading Federated IT is the importance of “trust in your vision and trust in your people,” he says. “As a company grows, the leaders have to be willing to delegate some of their responsibilities to their team, or they will never be able to manage the rapidly expanding workload. Letting go can be difficult, but if you trust that you’ve hired the right people and believe in your vision, it will lead to success.” As Federated IT looks toward the future, von Bucholz says he aims for the company to grow “not just in numbers, but in capability.”