ConceptSolutions is proud to announce its membership in the Salesforce Partner program. As a Salesforce Partner, ConceptSolutions takes its place among an elite group of Salesforce experts in cloud technologies.

Through this relationship, ConceptSolutions is well-positioned to offer support services on Salesforce’s upcoming government cloud environment, expected to arrive Fall 2012. The strategic goal for ConceptSolutions is to deliver projects within the government cloud, leveraging the expertise of our own Salesforce certified consultants.

By partnering with Salesforce, ConceptSolutions obtains access to Salesforce training materials as well as insight from personnel who are implementing the government cloud. With the training, employees are eligible to obtain Salesforce cloud certifications, including Salesforce Administrator, Developer, Implementation Expert, and Architect.

To further promote the partnership throughout the company and to effectively leverage the Salesforce training materials, ConceptSolutions has formed an internal Salesforce Working Group headed by Randolf Klatt. Through this working group, ConceptSolutions experts will provide mentorship for those employees seeking certification. The working group charter includes promoting training and discussion of Salesforce technologies to further expand our strengths as a cloud solutions provider.

Concept Solutions LLC, an information management and Enterprise Web 2.0 technology consulting company serving government, military and commercial organizations has been named to the Fantastic 50 from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce with a ranking of 37. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Fantastic 50 is a list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the state.

The 2012 ranking is the third consecutive ranking on the Fantastic 50 for ConceptSolutions, which moved up 12 spots from 47 in 2011.

“We are very proud to have once again earned this ranking,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions President and CEO. “This recognition reflects the continued dedication from all of our staff, and we are excited to carry this success into our future.”

The Fantastic 50 award program recognizes leading businesses in the Commonwealth. In order to be eligible a company must be privately held with a headquarters in Virginia, hold sales from $200,000 to $100 million, and demonstrate positive revenue growth and network income in its most recent fiscal year.

Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), a Small Business technology and management consulting company serving government organizations, announced today it has earned a spot in Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 program. Deloitte’s Fast 500 is an annual listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage revenue growth over the past five years.

Since its founding in 1999, ConceptSolutions has prospered with steady growth, landing on the FAST 500 list each of the past five years. For revenue growth between 2006 and 2010, ConceptSolutions ranks 322 nationally on the 2011 FAST 500 and ranks 20 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with a five-year revenue growth of 262%.

“ConceptSolutions is honored to be recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Through our continued commitment to provide the best services for our customers, ConceptSolutions has continued to journey forward to achieve consistent growth and success,” said Phong Mai, President and CEO of ConceptSolutions. “We are proud to receive recognition on the prestigious list for each of the past five years.”

About Deloitte’s FAST 500
The Technology Fast 500 ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2011 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2006 to 2010.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Technology Fast 500 award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About ConceptSolutions
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ConceptSolutions is an information management and technology consulting company, providing strategic, technical, and problem solving expertise to the FAA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government organizations. ConceptSolutions is a leading enterprise Web 2.0 implementer with a track record of making organizations measurably more productive, efficient, and innovative. ConceptSolutions maintains federal contract vehicles and partner alliances, including GSA Schedule 70, STARS II, and MOBIS; FAA eFAST; Seaport-e; Oracle Partner Network; TURBO Enterprise Partner Program; and the Microsoft Partner Program. For more information, please visit www.concept-solutions.com.

ConceptSolutions was awarded the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II (STARS II) vehicle. This vehicle is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government.

STARS II is a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) vehicle with a five-year base and one five-year option. For more information, please visit our GSA STARS II page.

ConceptSolutions is actively seeking qualified professionals with NAS experience to fill current and emerging future openings at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. We invite all interested candidates to attend our open house, which will be held on July 13, 2011 at the Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Airport (1818 South Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73108). The open house will feature three different sessions throughout the day to accommodate busy schedules as follows:

  • Session 1: 7 AM – 9 AM
  • Session 2: 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Session 3: 4 PM – 7 PM

For more information, please view our Open House Flyer. For a full list of skills we are seeking, please visit our Current Openings page.

On March 17, 2011, ConceptSolutions celebrates its 12th anniversary. Founded in 1999 with two partners and two commercial contracts before adding a third partner months later, ConceptSolutions provided business intelligence solutions to the telecommunications industry, finding data patterns in large volumes of data pertaining to customer install/disconnects and revenue. Shortly after 9/11, ConceptSolutions began its transition into the government sector, applying its sophisticated data analysis techniques to manage Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airspace awareness and security, again finding data patterns in large volumes of data, but now searching for risks to the US Airspace. Today, ConceptSolutions holds a number of different contracts within the FAA and has branched out, serving other government organizations including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD). ConceptSolutions now consists of nearly 200 employees, is 100% government-focused, and is continually growing, finishing 2010 with $25M in revenue.

Reston, Virginia — July 15, 2010 — Fueled by the contract award of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NAIMES II program and upcoming opportunities with the FAA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ConceptSolutions is expanding current office space. The expansion includes incorporating more offices at the corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia, which will occur in two phases. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2010, with the second phase scheduled for November 2010.

To better serve federal clients located within the District of Columbia, ConceptSolutions is also opening an office location in downtown Washington, D.C. This expansion is scheduled to officially open on December 1, 2010.

Washington, D.C. Office
700 6th Street, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20001

Reston, Virginia —January 11, 2010—ConceptSolutions, (www.Concept-Solutions.com), an information management and enterprise Web 2.0 technology consulting company serving government, military, and commercial organizations, announced today the appointment of Mike Gottlieb as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Gottlieb joins ConceptSolutions from Orbis, Inc., a Charleston-based federal contractor, where he also served as chief financial officer. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in government contract accounting. In his role as CFO for ConceptSolutions, Mr. Gottlieb will take over accounting, human resources, recruiting, and contracts responsibilities and will report directly to John Krahulec, ConceptSolutions’ Chief Operating Officer.

As part of our forward-looking corporate strategies, ConceptSolutions is expanding its operational capabilities. Mike brings with him a wealth of experience from mid-size federal contracting companies that will support and enhance our company’s continued growth,” says Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions, Chief Executive Officer.

During his career, Mr. Gottlieb has held several executive level roles, including over ten years at Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (UNITECH). As chief financial officer for UNITECH, he successfully managed UNITECH’s revenue growth from $5 million to $80 million.

Bringing someone on board with the right amount of financial expertise and government contracting experience is crucial to ConceptSolutions continued success,” says John Krahulec. “Mike’s proven track-record of successfully growing small companies will help further our role as a federal contracting leader and position us for future growth.

CONCEPTSOLUTIONS EARNS ISO QUALITY CERTIFICATION

RESTON, VA – August 27, 2009 – ConceptSolutions, an information management and technology consulting company serving government, military and commercial organizations, today announced it has earned an ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its Airspace Scheduling and Management (ASM) project for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Quality Management System award is applicable to design, development, testing, deployment and user support for FAA’s ASM program.

“The ISO certification is a significant milestone in ConceptSolutions’ on-going pursuit of high quality and customer satisfaction through continual process improvement,” said Zanna Hurst, Director of Quality, ConceptSolutions. Hurst led ConceptSolutions’ internal ISO audit efforts for the ASM project and will work to implement ISO quality management principles with a number of other ConceptSolutions projects this fall.

Formerly known as FAA’s MILOPS (Military Operations System), the ASM program provides a real-time information management gateway that offers invaluable online airspace information to a variety of government, military and civilian agencies, including general and commercial aviation. The ConceptSolutions project underwent an ISO certification audit in July.

Firm Donates to Eight Charities

Reston, VA – December 8, 2008 – ConceptSolutions (www.Concept-Solutions.com), an information management and technology consulting company serving government, military and commercial organizations, announced today that it continues its tradition of year-round, charitable giving by supporting a diverse group of family- and child-focused nonprofits in 2008, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Maison Chance, Segs4Vets, Children’s Charities Foundation (in conjunction with the BB&T Charity Gala), NTAF Spinal Fund, United Black Writers Association (UBWA), Great Meadow Foundation’s International Gold Cup, and the local Adopt-A-Family holiday program (Fairfax County, VA).

The company’s charitable giving activities reflect the values of the company’s founders, who firmly believe in working throughout the year with and supporting organizations that improve the lives of others. With so many worthy causes and active charitable organizations, each year, ConceptSolutions’ founders choose organizations closely related to their personal interests for donation.

“Giving back to organizations that make a positive, quality-of-life impact is one of ConceptSolutions’ guiding principles,” said Phong Mai, president and CEO, ConceptSolutions. “Our participation in special programs, like Adopt-A-Family, UBWA and the Children’s Charities Foundation, allows ConceptSolutions and our employees to make an immediate difference right here in our local community.”

JDRF

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of Type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke and amputation.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants and fellowships in 22 countries. For more information about Type 1 diabetes and research efforts for the cure, please visit www.jdrf.org.

Maison Chance USA

Maison Chance USA (www.maison-chance.us) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a second chance in life to the heartbreakingly disadvantaged children and disabled people of Vietnam. The concept of Maison Chance USA was inspired by Maison Chance, a charity organization founded in Vietnam in 1996 by Tim Aline Rebeaud, a Swiss philanthropist. Its primary mission is to raise funds to support various program activities in Vietnam. The organization’s goal is to provide underprivileged people the necessary tools and support for a successful re-start in life and reintegration into society, including providing: shelter and medical care for those who need it most, basic education and vocational training adapted to the physical ability of the beneficiary, as well as employment and suitable living conditions to disabled persons. The work of the Maison Chance USA is carried out exclusively by unpaid volunteers. By maintaining a volunteer-only staff, nearly 100 percent of funds raised go directly to supporthe program activities in Vietnam.

Segs4Vets and DRAFT

Jerry Kerr, Leonard Timm, and Fred Laplan founded Disability Rights Advocates For Technology (DRAFT) in 2004. DRAFT is a nonprofit, public charity that advocates for more widespread adoption of universal design, and promotes increased access to assistive technology devices. In 2005, DRAFT started the Segs4Vets program. The program awards Segway Personal Transporters to members of the United States Military who have sustained injuries while serving our nation in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and whose injuries have resulted in permanent disability and difficulty walking.

DRAFT has established training and assessment programs at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; and Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California. These programs help assess and train potential candidates for the Segs4Vets program, which has awarded 81 Segways to injured veterans since its inception. Members of the program hope to secure the funding to award about 250 Personal Transporters during 2008. For more information, please visit www.segs4vets.com.

Children’s Charities Foundation

Founded in 1994 by a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, The Children’s Charities Foundation has distributed nearly $7 million to charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These funds are critical for to maintaining and supporting public and private programs and services for local disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth. The Children’s Charities Foundation, which raises most of its funds from an annual basketball tournament, featuring college and university teams, and from a gala dinner, will fund non-profit organizations that support disadvantaged and at-risk children by strengthening their health and welfare, supporting strong and cohesive families, and assisting educational and recreational programs. The Children’s Charities Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization chartered and headquartered in the District of Columbia.

NTAF

National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF) has been a trusted resource in the transplant community for more 25 years. NTAF has helped families raise more than $57 million for critical but uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation and catastrophic injury. NTAF helps patients and their families organize, launch and sustain grassroots fundraising campaigns, providing fiscal accountability for the funds raised and weekly disbursements for life-saving and life-sustaining medical care. NTAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

United Black Writers Association

The UBWA’s mission is to encourage people of all ethnicities to nurture their literary talent. They promote writing and literacy for all through workshops and educational forums, including the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2008 program “Transportation Star Search.” ConceptSolutions’ donation specifically helped provide buses for children from Watkins Elementary School, in Washington, DC, to attend this year’s National Transportation Week event, and ensure that children from underprivileged areas had a chance to improve and highlight their writing skills through their participation. For the event, students were challenged to write lyrics to illustrate their understanding of the theme “One Nation on the Move.”

Great Meadow Foundation

Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont countryside, Great Meadow is a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course operated under stewardship of the Great Meadow Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use.

Adopt-A-Family (Fairfax County, VA)

Each fall, as the holiday season approaches, underserved families in Fairfax County are in need of assistance. These families earn salaries far below the amount that offers them the luxury of providing gifts to family members for special holidays. The Adopt-A-Family program is integrated with Our Daily Bread (ODB), a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low-income residents in Fairfax County, Virginia. ODB helps provide these families with clothing, toys, gifts and many of the necessities of life that most of us take for granted. Sponsors, who include employees of area businesses and County agencies, members of civic organizations and faith communities, and private citizens are provided information on family members’ needs and wishes. Sponsors can either purchase and wrap gifts themselves or donate monetary contributions for purchase of gifts. To learn more about Adopt-A-Family, please visit www.our-daily-bread.org.