ThunderCat Technology

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Location: Reston, VA
Founded: 2008
Industry: Technology

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ThunderCat Technology

Thomas Deierlein


ThunderCat Technology delivers technology services and solutions to the federal government. According to CEO Thomas Deierlein, ThunderCat’s growth is all about its people. He often describes the company’s business model as “all-stars only,” underscoring its dedication to recruiting and retaining the industry’s best talent. When Deierlein talks about ThunderCat’s people, he isn’t just referring to employees. The company’s strategic partners have been major players in its success. “We are fortunate to have relationships with the best-in-class technology providers that help our clients with their most difficult problems, from storage to networking to cyber and cloud,” says Deierlein.

Quick Tip: “Don’t be afraid to step on the brakes a little or hit the pause button. Many times companies break at scale, or start to become something they don’t want to become, … so it can be healthy to use some time to step back.”

As part of ThunderCat’s dedication to its people, the company strives to maintain a family-like culture. This has proven to be a difficult challenge in a fast-growing environment. In response, ThunderCat has relied on having defined processes and systems in place, but as it does so, it strives to retain the advantages of a small business. “We want to maintain our quick, nimble flexibility … but be able to deliver world-class, quality products and services,” says Deierlein.