Local IT company's growing momentum spurs new office move, additional services for clients
Dec 03, 2018
Overland Park, Kan. – A new office, a growing list of service lines, new executive leadership—the momentum at Veracity Consulting hasn’t slowed since being named a Top 10 Small Business earlier this year.
“This has been a crazy – and also exhilarating – year for all of us!” said Angela Hurt, founder and CEO. “Keeping up with the company’s growth has been challenging, but it’s definitely a good problem to have!”
After being selected as a Top 10 Small Business of the Year (and winning the Diverse Small Business of the Year Award) by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Veracity was also honored with the Minority-Owned Business Award from the Kansas Department of Commerce in October.
The awards were indicative of the enormous momentum the company has been experiencing, Hurt said. After a few years in an open collaboration space in the Crossroads, the company’s growth led the once-completely-virtual company to seek out a permanent physical home here in the metro area. Veracity worked with local architect Clockwork to reimagine a two-story office location in downtown Overland Park. The new office, which opened Oct. 25, includes a wide variety of spaces to accommodate any work style—as well as a central place to collaborate for employees.
“As we grew, we found we needed our own dedicated space,” Hurt said. “It was time to look for something that offered the same collaboration feel as our last space but brought some of the traditional office amenities.”
In response to client demand – and to leverage the expertise of the Veracity team – the company has also added new service lines to its offerings, including several emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic processing automation. The company is now a member of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA), and Mike Talbot, Veracity’s Chief Technology Officer, serves as president of the Overland Park, Kan., chapter of GBA.
“We’ve gotten better at listening to not only what our existing clients are asking for but looking ahead to see what's coming,” Hurt said. “Instead of being reactive to our clients, we can help educate and guide them to things that will likely come their way. Blockchain is a great example of us wanting to be disruptive in how we approach solutions, and you can't do that if you don't understand the latest technology trends.”
To support this additional growth, Hurt recently welcomed two new leadership hires to the team:
- Samantha Hammontree, Chief Administrative Officer, who is responsible for managing daily administrative duties
- Bob Morton, Chief Revenue Officer, who oversees sales and delivery
As she approaches the final months of what’s been an extraordinary year, Hurt is already looking ahead to the next.
“What I most love about our industry is change,” she said. “It’s thrilling to evolve and adapt to the technology needs of clients around the country, and I’m confident this year has laid the foundation of an even more successful year in 2019.”
About Veracity Consulting
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Kansas City, Veracity is a tech consulting team of problem-solvers and truth-tellers who deliver customized IT solutions for its customers. The company helps bridge the gap between business and technology while always staying transparent and authentic—simply doing the right thing. Learn more at VeracityIT.com.
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