Culture isn't just a catchphrase for Incite Informatics. It's something worth hiring people for.
The Farmington-based company, formerly Performant Systems Group, has all the requisites for a new tech firm, like an office full of smart young people working in comfortable jobs and periodically playing ping pong to boost productivity. It even hired a culture curator to help sharpen the company’s culture.
"Culture has always been important to us," says Matt Griffin, president & CEO of Incite Informatics
. "We have always hired young people. People who have different expectations about what the workplace looks like and acts like."
Griffin and Craig Jackson launched the company four years ago, specializing in business analysis, analytics tools, data management and data visualization. They rebranded it earlier this month to better reflect the company's ability to organize, visualize, and mobilize their clients' data, giving them better visibility into operations so they can make better decisions.
"We grew up building solutions for large companies like KFC and Ingersoll-Rand," Griffin says. "But we're also working with a number of small companies."
Incite Informatics opened a new office in Seattle earlier this year. It has hired five people over the last year and is looking to bring on another three. It currently has a staff 21 employees and two interns. Its revenue spiked over the last year, going from $1.8 million to $4.8 million.
"It's a healthy jump," Griffin says. "I don't know how sustainable it is year to year but we're definitely in growth mode."
Source: Matt Griffin, president & CEO of Incite Informatics
Writer: Jon Zemke
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