Katmai Professional Services and Highlight Form Alaskan Native 8a Joint Venture

Katmai Professional Services (Katmai) and Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) are proud to announce the creation of Katmai-Highlight Government Services JV (KHGS). This joint venture partnership directly connects to Katmai and Highlight’s SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé relationship. KHGS combines the strengths of both organizations, including subject matter expertise, customer relationships, core capabilities, and various delivery models to provide optimized, end-to-end digital, professional, and public health services. Together, KHGS has supported the federal government for over twenty years across the defense, national security, international development, and health sectors.

Managed under Katmai Government Services, an Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) holding company, Katmai is a Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Katmai is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ouzinki Native Corporation (ONC), an organization that directly giving back to its Alutiiq Native shareholders. Katmai offers a range of professional support services, including public health services, records management, Information Technology (IT) solutions, recruiting and retention, research and development, network administration, and training and simulation lifecycle support.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Highlight into a formal joint venture, which will ultimately increase the capabilities and support that we can provide to our Government clients and their missions. Together, Katmai and Highlight create a formidable team with the right people, processes, and technologies that will provide high-quality, low-risk solutions to meet the needs of the federal government,” said Jerry Roach, General Manager and Vice President of Katmai Professional Services.  

Highlight is a 100% employee-owned federal contractor that has provided Agile Software Development, Business & Mission Support, and IT Services to over 20 federal government agencies for fifteen years. Highlight brings a mature management structure to support large-scale programs and expand digital services to Katmai’s portfolio of service offerings. 

“Given both companies’ commitment to stakeholder equity and client impact, our strategic partnership with Katmai Professional Services made perfect sense,” said Aarish Gokaldas, CEO of Highlight. “I look forward to bringing our joint capabilities together to serve our current and future government clients.”

Leveraging Katmai-Highlight Government Services will significantly broaden the offerings for both organizations to meet the unique needs of federal government agencies. This partnership enables us to provide tailored solutions and services that drive greater efficiency, effectiveness, and mission impact for agency clients.

About Katmai

Katmai, an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008, AS 9100, and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 certified ANC organization, provides significant breadth and depth in the Federal contracting arena. The Katmai family of small business enterprises has performed over $1B in prime contracts for the Federal Government since 2006, and currently boasts 1,127 mission support employees across 47 locations nationwide.  Katmai is backed by the strength of 11 subsidiaries that are active in the SBA 8(a) program. Katmai profits are distributed back to our shareholder community with emphasis given to educational programs and non-profit organizations that enhance and protect the culture of the Alutiiq people.

About Highlight

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, 100% employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, ISO 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Application Development, Business & Mission Operations, Data and Analytics, Hybrid Cloud and Automation, Cybersecurity, and IT Services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, Army, Air Force, Intel), Health (USAID, NIH, HHS) and Citizen Services (FCC, GSA, SBA). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

Highlight Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification™

Fairfax, VA – Highlight is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the 3rd year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Highlight. This year, 96% of employees said it’s a great place To Work – 39 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.

“Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Highlight stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”

“It is an honor to qualify as a Great Place to Work for a third consecutive year, but I’m prouder of the fact that employee satisfaction is at its highest point to date,” said Highlight CEO Aarish Gokaldas. “As Highlight continues to succeed, we commit to ensuring that all employees benefit from that success via our employee ownership model, strong compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on camaraderie and meritocracy.”

According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.

Highlight’s Great Place to Work Achievements

In 2023, Highlight was recognized as

#35 on 2023 PEOPLE®’s Companies that Care List

#28 on 2023 Best Medium Workplaces List

#15 on Best Workplaces for Technology

#25 in Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2023 (Small And Medium)

In 2022, Highlight was recognized as

#2 in Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#10 in Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#16 in Fortune Best Medium Workplaces™ 2022

#33 in Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

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About Highlight
Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, 100% employee-owned Application Development, Business & Mission Operations, Data and Analytics, Hybrid Cloud and Automation, Cybersecurity, and IT Services to over 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, Army, Air Force), Health (NIH, HHS), and Citizen Services (SBA, USAID, www.highlighttech.com.

About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place To Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.

About Great Place To Work®
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.
Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Highlight Receives Direct-to-Phase II SBIR Grant to support the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX

Fairfax, VA – Highlight announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Direct-to-Phase II contract in the amount of over $1 million dollars focused on developing the pilot program for access to applications and data on mobile devices at the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) level to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded. As of February 10th, Highlight has started its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“We are very excited to continue our work with the US Air Force and our partner Hypori, providing solutions that remove digital obstacles from our warfighters. We look forward to extending the lessons learned from the successful BYOD pilot within the US Army Airmen with easier access to their networks, data, and applications,” said Kevin Long, Vice President of Highlight’s National Security Solutions group.

“The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.”


About Highlight

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, 100% employee-owned Application Development, Business & Mission Operations, Data and Analytics, Hybrid Cloud and Automation, Cybersecurity, and IT Services to over 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, Army, Air Force), Health (NIH, HHS), and Citizen Services (SBA, USAID, www.highlighttech.com.

About AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.

About AFWERX 
As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 370 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 6,028 new contracts worth more than $4 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: www.afwerx.com.  

Highlight Establishes Innovation Lab, EDGEWERX 

Highlight is proud to announce the launch of its new innovation lab – EdgeWerx – dedicated to conducting research and development projects aimed at solving problems and creating groundbreaking solutions. EdgeWerx will focus on empowering warfighters, civil servants, and citizens with an edge to excel in their respective sectors. 
 
“For the past 15 years, Highlight has provided custom technical solutions to our customers,” said Highlight CEO Aarish Gokaldas, “and the establishment of EdgeWerx renews our commitment to not only develop robust solutions for our clients but also extend those solutions to serve the greater Government.” 

The foundation for EdgeWerx draws from Highlight’s expertise in working side-by-side with government stakeholders to inform the best solutions. This tight collaboration has yielded impactful solutions to advance their missions and deliver even more exceptional products and services. 
 

EdgeWerx provides streamlined, cost-effective ways for Highlight to solve complex problems. Our partnerships apply open source, infrastructure as code, artificial general intelligence, and other cutting-edge technologies and techniques to mature ideas into demonstrable software solutions. 

“EdgeWerx fosters an invigorating collaborative climate where our gifted experts can try out their concepts and construct pioneering solutions for our existing and future clients at the edge of innovation. I look forward to helping enable and steer innovation for our clientele and workforce, with the capacity to push the boundaries of innovative and fascinating solutions.” said James ‘Jim’ Eselgroth, Highlight’s Director of Technology and Innovation.  

 
To learn more about EdgeWerx: https://highlighttech.com/edgewerx/  

About Highlight: 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, 100% employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, ISO 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Application Development, Business & Mission Operations, Data and Analytics, Hybrid Cloud and Automation, Cybersecurity, and IT Services.  We support over 20 U.S. federal government customers  customers including National Security (DHS, Army, Air Force), Health ( ACF, NIH, HHS) and Citizen Services (SBA, GSA, USAID). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.  

Fortune Media and Great Place To Work Name Highlight to 2023 Best Workplaces for Women List, Ranking No. 2

Fairfax, VA — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have selected Highlight as one of the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™ List. This is Highlight’s 2nd  time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at No. 2. Earning a spot means that Highlight is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place To Work analyzed the survey responses of over 600,000 women who work for Great Place To Work Certified™ companies that were eligible for the list. To be considered, a company must employ at least 50 women, and have at least 20% of non-executive managers who are women and at least one executive who’s a woman.

“Being included as a Best Place to Work for Women is a testament to Highlight’s efforts at workplace flexibility and inclusion,” said Chairperson and Founder Rebecca Andino. “I am proud of the company that we built, and take pride that putting our people first continues to be a top priority for the new leadership team.”

The Best Workplaces for Women list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, with over 1.3 million survey responses received this year, representing the experiences of more than 7.5 million employees.

Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for women regardless of job role, race, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifier. Great Place To Work analyzed the gender balance of each workplace compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics industry data. Companies are also assessed on how representation changes as women rise from front-line positions to the board of directors.

“In a challenging market, companies can’t afford to leave workers on the sidelines,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work. “When women feel empowered to be full participants in the workplace, productivity and profit grows, insulating the organization from external pressure. We celebrate these companies who are committed to closing the gender gap, developing the next generation of women leaders to solve the complex problems we all face.”

“Fortune congratulates the companies that made the cut for the Best Workplaces for Women,” says Fortune Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. “Based on survey responses of so many women nationwide, these companies clearly demonstrate they have created workplaces where women are consistently valued, supported, and encouraged to do their best work.”


Highlight’s Previous Great Place to Work Achievements

In 2023, Highlight was recognized as

#35 on 2023 PEOPLE®’s Companies that Care List

#28 on 2023 Best Medium Workplaces List

#15 on Best Workplaces for Technology

#25 in Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2023 (Small And Medium)

In 2022, Highlight was recognized as

#2 in Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#10 in Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#16 in Fortune Best Medium Workplaces™ 2022

#33 in Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

About Highlight: 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Women
Great Place To Work selected the 2023 Best Workplaces for Women List by analyzing the survey responses of over 600,000 employees who work for Great Place To Work Certified companies that also meet the criteria for this list. To be eligible, a company must employ at least 50 women, have least 20% of non-executive managers who are women, and have at least one executive who’s a woman. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place To Work
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Its proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

Follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram or visit greatplacetowork.com and sign up for the newsletter to learn more.

About Fortune
The Fortune mission is to change the world by making business better. We achieve that by providing trusted information, telling great stories, and building world-class communities. We measure performance by rigorous benchmarks. And we hold companies accountable. Our goal is to make Fortune a force for good through its second century and beyond. For more information, visit www.fortune.com.

Highlight Named 2023 CARE Award Winner by Northern Virginia Family Service

Companies As Responsive Employers (CARE) Awards Honor 20+ DC, Maryland, and Virginia Businesses With Outstanding Community Impact, Family-Friendly Policies, and Employee Engagement

Fairfax, VA– Highlight today announced that it is the recipient of a 2023 CARE Award from Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). Since 1992, NVFS has recognized exceptional companies proactively making the Washington, D.C. region a better place to work, live, and play through the CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Awards. Each of the 22 organizations honored this year has an outstanding culture and employee engagement strategies that create one of the best places to work in the D.C. area.

“For more than 30 years, the CARE Awards have honored the companies making a meaningful impact on our community and our region stronger through their supportive, inclusive, and fulfilling atmospheres,” Stephanie Berkowitz, President and CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service. “On behalf of Northern Virginia Family Service, I extend heartfelt congratulations to Highlight and thank you for your commitment to adapting to a new world of working through your outstanding employee culture, emphasis on employee wellbeing, deep community engagement practices, flexible work environment, and diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts.”

“Receiving this award reaffirms that Highlight’s people-first approach is not just a strategy – it’s a fundamental part of who we are. This only empowers our team to continually innovate and create an even better workplace for our employee-owners. I’m looking forward to many more years of making a positive impact at Highlight and in our community!” said Highlight Director of People and Culture Fiona Sityar.

CARE Awards will be formally presented at a special reception at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner/Innovation Gallery. For more details about the CARE Awards, including how to sponsor or attend the awards reception, visit https://www.nvfs.org/events/care-awards/

About Highlight 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com

Highlight, Teamed with Patriot, Awarded SBA IT Service Center 2.0 Contract

Fairfax, VA – Highlight, alongside our partner Patriot LLC (Patriot), has been awarded the IT Service Center (ITSC) 2.0 consolidation contract to support the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The contract consists of a 12-month base period with four (4) option years, resulting in an estimated contract value of $49 million.

The SBA OCIO is responsible for delivering IT services and managing the day-to-day IT service desk operations, including the agency’s enterprise IT general support system and data centers, consisting of ≥10,000 end users, six (6) major operating centers and 70 regional offices throughout the United States territories, one major call center, and multiple cloud-based services environments. The consolidation creates an integrated help desk and NOC function to streamline the management of SBA’s critical infrastructure and support services while improving delivery to the end users. The increase in the number of end users within the agency requires support from an experienced managed services provider with expertise in implementing customer experience (CX) improvements while understanding the overarching mission of SBA to “help Americans start, grow, and build resilient businesses.”

In collaboration with our prime partner, Patriot, Highlight is committed to delivering round-the-clock Network Infrastructure Monitoring, Incident Management, and comprehensive Service Desk operations support. We take immense pride in our ongoing dedication to SBA’s crucial mission.

For over 5 years, Highlight was pivotal in supporting SBA’s operations under a BPA offering mission-critical administrative, legal, financial, risk management, technical, and program management support. Our unwavering commitment was especially evident during the critical COVID-19 surge response, where Highlight provided essential assistance. Our contributions were consistently recognized with multiple CPARS, consistently earning ‘exceptional’ ratings for both Quality and Management in all our CARES Act support endeavors.”

“Highlight is proud to support Patriot in providing critical information technology services to the SBA OCIO. We look forward to working alongside the Patriot team in ensuring the SBA and its users receive exceptional support,” said Lia Melakou, Vice President of Mission Solutions.

“Patriot is excited to be able to support the SBA in fulfilling its important mission. We look forward to working with our partner, Highlight Technologies, to exceed the SBA’s expectations in providing support to their users and environments.”, said Anthony Russo, CEO of Patriot.

About Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 to support small business owners and entrepreneurs. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small businesses. It provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

About Highlight

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com

About Patriot

Patriot LLC is a “verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Minority/Disadvantaged Business Entity (MBE/DBE), established in 2005 and headquartered in Columbia, MD. Patriot is a privately held government and commercial services contractor carrying a Top Secret (TS) facility clearance and currently supports federal customers in the Civilian and DOD agencies in (13) thirteen states. Patriot is a CMMI-level company and ISO 9001- Quality Management Systems, ISO/ICE 27001- Information Security Management Systems, and ISO/ICE 27017- Cloud Computing Security. For more information, visit www.patriotllc.net.

Fortune Media and Great Place To Work Name Highlight to 2023 Best Workplaces in Technology List, Ranking No 15

Fairfax, VA — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have selected Highlight for the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ List. This is Highlight’s 2nd time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at 15th place. Earning a spot means that Highlight is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Best Workplaces in Technology award is based on analysis of survey responses over 162,000 current employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies in the tech industry.

“Highlight is focused on ensuring technology delivers meaningful impact to our clients, a core tenet of our Hi-Way methodology. This recognition is a testament to Highlight’s developers, engineers, data scientists, and subject matter experts who build, deploy, and maintain government-focused technical solutions every day.” said Highlight CEO Aarish Gokaldas.

The Best Workplaces in Technology list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1.3 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 7.5 million employees this year alone.

Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for employees regardless of job role, race, gender, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifier.

“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Technology,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work.“These companies know that it isn’t the industry — but the company — that determines the employee experience. By putting people first, they are reaping the rewards: higher levels of performance, innovation, and customer experience.”

Fortune congratulates the Best Workplaces in Technology,” says Fortune Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. “Creating a vibrant workplace culture that draws the best talent in technology is vital for the success of the leaders in this highly competitive industry. It is also what’s needed to ignite innovation and deliver best-in-class performance.”


Highlight’s Previous Great Place to Work Achievements

In 2023, Highlight was recognized as

#35 on 2023 PEOPLE®’s Companies that Care List

#28 on 2023 Best Medium Workplaces List

In 2022, Highlight was recognized as

#2 in Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#10 in Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

#16 in Fortune Best Medium Workplaces™ 2022

#33 in Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2022 (Small And Medium)

About Highlight 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com

About the Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology List

Great Place To Work selected the Best Workplaces in Technology by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than over 162,000 employees from Great Place To Work Certified companies in the technology industry. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Great Place To Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. In the last year, 1.3 million survey responses were received, representing the work experiences of 7.5 million employees. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place To Work
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Its proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

Follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram or visit greatplacetowork.com and sign up for the newsletter to learn more.

About Fortune
The Fortune mission is to change the world by making business better. We achieve that by providing trusted information, telling great stories, and building world-class communities. We measure performance by rigorous benchmarks. And we hold companies accountable. Our goal is to make Fortune a force for good through its second century and beyond. For more information, visit www.fortune.com.

Highlight Named a 2024 Elev8 GovCon Honoree

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has just been recognized as being among OrangeSlices’ 2024 Elev8 GovCon honorees.

The Federal GovCon sector continues to be one of the most complex and competitive marketplaces in the world, and the consistent and long-term winners of today and tomorrow are those companies that understand they must not only bring to the table efficient and effective solutions, but also a corporate culture that demonstrates their own excellence, making them a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients.

The list represents a select list of federal government contractors who have been identified as #DoingItTheRightWay based on outstanding results in several key areas:

Good Partner – in ways that go above and beyond to provide support, mentorship, engagement, to collaborate, and that bridge the divide, building one successful team to deliver for their client.

Growing Your Talent – with a focus is on what is best for the individual.

Philanthropy – that is driven by its team, by its focus, and by what is happening the world and communities it works in.

Exemplify Innovation – and are guided by principles that understand the status quo is not enough and they must demonstrate they are doing more and doing better.

Industry Engagement – that includes multiple aspects including mentorship, giving of time or services, sharing of intel, and will involve people from across the company and be driven by a desire to give back.

Inclusive and Diverse – finding ways to have those voices heard, for combining those personalities on shared efforts for the betterment of all involved.

Sustainability Practices – demonstrating that everyone must do their part and they have identified and defined ways they can #dobetter for themselves and their government clients.

Investment for the Sake of Betterment – putting money behind their commitment to improving the work environment and experience for both internal teams and as it relates to customer delivery.

These characteristics were defined as being drivers to Elev8 GovCon and provide a major competitive edge, to include in higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty which translate into higher growth and profits. The companies recognized above, and the leaders guiding these teams forward, understand what it takes and are models of #doingittherightway.

“We are proud to be recognized as a 2024 Elev8 honoree, especially because it is based on inputs from our employees and partners. As an employee-owned company, our culture and role as a good corporate citizen motivates our employee-owners to continuously create value for our customers, and Elev8 really captures and honors that ethos,” said Highlight Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Development Ashley Nichols.

The official announcement is available here.

About Highlight: 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com.

About OrangeSlices AI

OrangeSlices AI. Playful Name. Serious about Democratizing Data and Disrupting the GovCon Competitive Intelligence Market. The core mission for OS AI is to identify, share and create timely, actionable and responsible information and data products, tools and resources that 1) are accessible to all organizations and their teams, small to large; 2) will assist Federal government and Industry IT and consulting leaders to more effectively identify and engage with each other; and 3) shine a spotlight on those leaders and companies that are #doingitright.

Highlight Names Director of Technology and Innovation, James “Jim” Eselgroth

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has hired James “Jim” Eselgroth as its new Director of Technology and Innovation.  Mr. Eselgoth is an accomplished technology and innovation leader with over 28 years of experience driving digital transformation and organizational change. In his new role, he will focus on implementing emerging technologies and innovation initiatives that drive business value.

Mr. Eselgoth joins Highlight from RIVA Solutions as VP of Data & Analytics and Chief Data Officer, where he led the corporate data and analytics vision. At RIVA, he also led the Innovation Solutions Center, where he led innovative solution development for internal and external stakeholders. Prior, he served as Deputy CTO at Definitive Logic. Mr. Eselgroth is a US Air Force veteran where he served for twenty-three years.

“Being a part of the Highlight team enables me to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I am honored at the chance to help improve the experiences of our employees, clients, and the missions we support,” said James “Jim” Eselgroth, Highlight Director of Technology and Innovation.  

Mr. Eselgoth was selected for his passion for leveraging technology to help organizations improve their mission and business outcomes and his proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, executing mission objectives, and exceeding customer expectations.

“Jim brings a notable history of standing up successful innovation labs,” said Aarish Gokaldas, Highlight Chief Executive Officer. “I could not be more excited to have him in front of ours, as well as leading the charge to mature our HI-WAY delivery methodology, Mission at Scale framework, and Software Factory offering.”

The addition of the Director of Technology and Innovation position is the latest example of Highlight’s commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations, ensuring compliance in the ever-changing federal technology landscape, and implementing impactful innovative solutions.

About Highlight: 

Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com.