RESTON, VA, April 26, 2018 – 1Rivet, a northern Virginia consulting firm specializing in strategic consulting, outsourced services and talent acquisition, has been named a Virginia FANTASTIC 50 company by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
1Rivet’s continuous expansion over the past four years led to the award, which recognizes the Commonwealth’s fastest-growing businesses.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award,” said 1Rivet CEO Eric Middleton. “Virginia and Fairfax County have done an outstanding job creating an environment in which companies can grow.”
Middleton also credits the firm’s growing success to its talented staff and the clients that view 1Rivet as a trusted business partner.
“We continue to build our business on accountability,” Middleton concluded. “We’re true collaborators focused on building scalable solutions and leveraging advanced technologies to boost operational performance.”
To be eligible for the Fantastic 50 award,a company must be privately held, headquartered in Virginia, and post revenues between $200,000 and $200 million. Winners are chosen based on sales and revenue growth over the past four years. 1Rivet ranked #30 on the list.
Tech workers in Valsad benefit from 1Rivet’s American-style, team-oriented corporate culture, but retain the essence of the relationship-based Indian work culture, said 1Rivet VP of Offshore Delivery Hari Nair.
“On our team, everyone is encouraged to contribute to the project and grooming new employees for senior roles is a key focus,” Nair said. “If an idea comes from a junior developer, it’s brought to the table and discussed. If it makes sense, it’s adopted.”
1Rivet is the largest tech employer in Valsad and boasts a 97% annual employee retention rate. Its corporate culture, robust internship program and open code events have helped make the company an employer of choice for local IT grads.
“Eighty percent of the Valsad student base migrates to other cities once they graduate. 1Rivet is providing a way for them to pursue their careers and stay close to home,” said Nair.