Location: Chantilly, VA
Industry: Technology, professional services
A STRONG FOUNDATION
NeevSys Inc. provides system design, development and integration services aimed at reducing the cost of operations, increasing customer satisfaction and improving workforce productivity. “Neev” translates to “a strong foundation” in Sanskrit. Since its inception, the company’s growth has been fueled by a reputation for competitive price, mature methodologies, good past performance, and strong relationships with business partners and vendors, says CEO Shainan Patel.
Quick Tip: “Both the business and its employees reflect the qualities of the leader, so if the leader is honest and ethical, the team generally follows suit.”
One major challenge for NeevSys has been attracting talent to a small business that lacks the name recognition of firms like Deloitte and Accenture. “To overcome this challenge, we increased compensation and offered excellent benefits and bonus packages,” says Patel. It has also at times been difficult to ensure both back-office and front-office operations were able to keep up as NeevSys grew from one person to more than 30 employees in two years. To address this, the company decided to outsource back-office operations to India. “We also asked our accounting firm to handle our payroll, bookkeeping and accounting services so our HR can concentrate on marketing efforts,” says Patel. In the next year, NeevSys plans to get its 8(a) certification and take on more IDIQ vehicles.