At a Glance
"Exciting career opportunities."
"Interesting clients and work. Great people."
"Opportunity to launch and grow an office."
"Back-office tools to support growth."
"Lack of national presence."
"Salary could be more competitive."
"Unclear career advancement."
"High quality IT firm."
"Heard it was a good place to work."
Richmond, VA-based CapTech was founded in 1997 by two colleagues at Accenture—Sandy Williamson and Slaughter Fitz-Hugh—with a focus building corporate internet applications and data warehouse solutions. Today, the firm is an award-winning a national IT management consulting firm that bridges the gap between business and technology. CapTech is partnering with some of the world's most successful companies to design, develop, and manage technical and digital solutions that delight customers, drive insights, and meet strategic objectives.. According to the firm, its "collaborative approach helps organizations grow their business, engage with customers and turn data into powerful insights."
"Others talk, we listen."
The firm's tagline is "Others Talk, We Listen"—although the firm maintains that the ethos goes far beyond a tagline, and serves as the foundation for all client engagement. At the start of every project, CapTech aims to develop a deep understanding of the goals and assets unique to the client. According to the firm, this leads to teams intrinsically blending with client organizations to build success together. The approach is built on collaborative partnerships in order to help clients succeed on their terms.
Formal methodologies have changed since the firm's beginning, but its founders always believed that the best business systems are built when business and technology experts collaborate in agile teams. According to the firm, its nimble culture is key in making projects successful.
CapTech also has a formalized commitment to its employees around work-life balance. The firm operates a "work where you live" policy, which aims to reduce travel for employees to client sites, and it also sets billable hours targets at 40 hours per week for consultants—considerably fewer than at many other comparable firms in the industry. In 2017, CapTech shifted to a culture of coaching, providing clarity around career paths and goal alignment to the company strategy.
In the News
CapTech’s Chairman to be Inducted into the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame in 2019
Novermber 2018 – Charles A. “Sandy” Williamson, CapTech’s co-founder and chairman, will be inducted into the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame in May of next year along with local leaders, W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. and Eugene P. Trani.
For the past 30 years, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia has sponsored the annual Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame. To be considered, nominees must demonstrate business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and community mindedness. In addition, nominees must serve as role models for those who follow. Read more.
Ben Harden to Guest on Data Gurus Podcast October 30th
On October 30th, CapTech Data Architect and Principal, Ben Harden will be appearing as a featured guest on the Data Gurus podcast. Harden leads the Data & Analytics practice for CapTech Consulting and has spent his career helping clients turn their data into business insight. Hosted by Sima Vasa, the Data Gurus Podcast’s mission is “to bring you a real-life perspective on what’s happening in the industry and how successful companies and individuals in this niche navigate through the sea of change.”
On the podcast, Ben will discuss how CapTech’s clients use modern data to provide a better customer experience, and also comment on topics like machine learning, IoT and, robotic process automation.
You can listen to the data gurus podcast here.
Consulting Magazine's 2018 "Best Firms to Work For" List Ranks CapTech #6 for 3rd Consecutive Year
Consulting Magazine has released their 2018 Best Firms to Work For rankings, placing CapTech at #6 for the third consecutive year. CapTech was recognized as the #2 Consulting Firm to Work For in the Information Technology field. The firm received high scores in meeting career development, culture, meeting client needs, and work/life balance. This marks the seventh year the publication has recognized CapTech in the top 10 as a tier one employer for creative and technical consulting talent.
This year Consulting surveyed more than 300 firms and more than 10,000 consultants. The annual survey evaluates participating companies on six employment satisfaction metrics including client engagement, career development, and culture. Thirty firms were recognized in this year’s rankings. Read more.
CapTech Sustains Growth by Keeping Clients Competitive
From Virginia Business:
Richmond-based CapTech, an IT management consulting firm, strives to provide clients with new technological tools that help them stay competitive.
“All of our services revolve around our clients competing for customers,” says company CEO Kevin McQueen. “It’s now all about the customer experience in the digital space.”
Using new technologies, he says, clients can build brand affinity and customer engagement. These digital tools involve concepts such as blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and natural language processing (NLP), the technology used in virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa.
Companies come to CapTech for help in providing “a frictionless customer experience,” McQueen says.
Those clients include some of America’s largest companies and government agencies. On the list are 12 Fortune 50 corporations, three of the world’s top five hotel chains, three of the five biggest U.S. banks and 12 state governments. “We predominately work with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies,” McQueen says. Read more.
CapTech Announces Partnership with Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech Business Analytics Center
CapTech, an IT management consulting company, is pleased to announce its partnership with Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech Business Analytics Center. As a result of its partnership, CapTech is joining other local companies as Executive Council members, in supporting programs that benefit students, industry, and the analytics community.
"The Business Analytics Center serves as a platform for business analytics efforts, bringing together organizations, thought leaders, talented students, and world-class interdisciplinary faculty at Georgia Tech to educate and exchange best practices for applying analytics to solve business problems," said Ramon Matos, a senior manager in CapTech's Atlanta Office. "We are very excited to join this innovative network, as well as meet and engage with the student talent." Read more.
Why Work Here
Life at CapTech
Who you work with can matter as much as the work you do. The typical cutthroat, ego-driven vibe you often find in consulting doesn’t live here. Instead, five core values — from servant leadership to flexibility — guide the culture at CapTech. Your colleagues will be smart, passionate, driven individuals who energize every endeavor — and care about doing what’s right.
7100 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 1 (844) 373-4025
Employer Type: Private
Founding Principal, Chair: Sandy Williamson
Founding Principal: Slaughter Fitz-Hugh
CEO: Kevin McQueen
2017 Employees (All Locations): 800
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