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M2 Strategy Wins Inc 2018 Best Workplaces Award

M2 Strategy is excited to announce that it has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine “Best Workplace”. This award is uniquely designed to recognize successful small- and mid-sized businesses that value company culture, offer standout perks and benefits, and prioritize employee well-being. Unlike other workplace awards, the Inc. winners are chosen entirely on feedback shared over the past year by those who know the company best – the employees. Best Workplace winners foster an environment where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for their organization, and intend to stay at their companies long-term. The competition was fierce, and out of thousands of applicants Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.

“Our employees are essential to our clients’ continued success, and we take great pride in cultivating an environment and culture employees love coming to work for,” Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy says, “We do more than just say employees are the heart of our organization – we truly believe this and make sure our actions align. We have built an employee-first culture where people know they are valued, heard, and inspired.”

The recognition by Inc. follows other honors M2 Strategy has received as a top workplace including being named:

  • 2018 Best Place to Work by Washington Business Journal
  • 2018 Forbes Small Giants Finalist
  • 2018 CEOReport Star Workplace

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M2 Strategy is a 2018 Forbes Small Giants Finalist

M2 is proud to announce that it is a finalist for Forbes Small Giants 2018, which recognizes America’s Best Small Companies that are setting new standards for business excellence through being focused on employees, culture and growing with purpose. The evaluation criteria included: having leaders that are committed to building a great business, rather than a “big” business; being the best, or one of the best, in its industry, and offering unmatched customer service; having a culture that is specifically designed to bring out the best in its people; and having a proven and lasting relationship with its community.

“There is purpose behind everything we do, say, and believe,” said Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy, “We have put significant emphasis on growing strategically and living by our values. We put our employees’ success first which results in our clients receiving stellar consulting services. Our culture promotes respect, innovation, collaboration and challenging our employees to be the best they can be. Everyone at M2 Strategy is connected by a common bond of service to our clients, community, and each other.”

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M2 Strategy Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”

M2 Strategy is deeply honored to be named one of Washington Business Journal’s Best Place to Work in 2018. The Washington Business Journal recognizes companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. But, most importantly, this award recognizes the quality of the people who work for M2 Strategy and the inclusive and motivating culture we have built. The Best Places to Work results are quantitative, based on survey responses from employees themselves, rather than a panel of outside judges. The recognition from our employees as an innovative and welcoming workplace is a huge honor, and we truly believe that our talented employees are the driving force behind our success.

At M2 Strategy we believe in providing our clients with industry-leading technical and management expertise that makes sense to improve and reach their missions while providing the best workplace that encourages and rewards all employees’ growth and innovation. We are committed to keeping our promise of creating solutions to our clients’ most pressing challenges that transform organizations and inspire people. To deliver on this promise, we have created an inviting company culture built on innovation, inspiration, collaboration and quality. Clients trust us with their people, missions, and future; we are continually inspired by this privilege to be given the opportunity to shape organizations and their workforces and are dedicated to remaining a trusted advisor and partner to our clients.

For that reason, we purposefully seek and bring together the most talented, passionate and innovative individuals who can make a difference for our clients. Great work and impactful solutions are made by teams that trust one another, are motivated, and are dedicated – which is why we are dedicated to making a culture that allows our employees to do the best work of their lives.

M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr, receives Enterprising Woman of the Year Award

M2 Strategy is proud to announce that our President, Willow Marr, has been recognized as a winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. The recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world.

“We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 16th annual awards event in March,” Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women said.

M2 Strategy Featured on Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms for the 2nd Year in a Row

M2 Strategy has been recognized by Consulting Magazine for the 2nd year in a row as one of the Fastest Growing Consulting Firms in North America. The Fastest Growing Firms winners were announced on November 3, and the list ranks consulting firms of all sizes and sectors by their revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. M2 Strategy grew an impressive 113%, over the past three years, and is set to surpass goals for 2018 as well. This award complements our recognition as an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company for the third year in a row.
“This recognition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality partnerships to our clients, and the dedication and hard work of our employees,” M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr said. “We truly succeed when we see our clients grow and improve, and we look forward to continuing to provide transformative solutions in the future.”

M2 awarded a 5-year BPA contract with NOAA NMFS

M2 Strategy, Inc. is excited to announce that we have been awarded a 5-year contract with NOAA to provide Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Line Office. Support on this effort includes Project Management, Strategic Planning, Communications, Education and Training, Legislative, Data Management, and Information Technology services.

“The NMFS provides vital services to our nation, and the resilience and health of our nation’s marine ecosystems and coastal communities is dependent upon their stewardship,” M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr, said, “M2 Strategy’s professionals are ready and eager to help the NMFS successfully transform its business processes. Our 12 years of experience at NOAA have given us a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges of NOAA and its line offices, and our strategic and technical professionals have a long-standing history of providing roadmaps for organizations that spur innovation, ingenuity, and overall mission success.”

This contract award signifies M2 Strategy’s growing partnership with NOAA. M2 Strategy has delivered management and technical consulting services under contracts with other line offices to include the National Weather Service (NWS), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), the Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO), and the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).

M2 Strategy partnered with a highly-qualified team of companies to support the NMFS organization with its mission including iBSS, which has supported the NMFS for over 17 years and specializes in professional and technical services, cybersecurity, IT, and Engineering and The Baldwin Group, Inc., a partner to NOS and NMFS, who provides in-depth education, data management, and communication services.

Contact: Alaina Groat

M2 Strategy on Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies THREE Years in a Row

M2 Strategy is honored to have won a coveted spot on Inc. 5000’s list for Fastest Growing Companies for THREE years in a row. Every year Inc. recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America, and M2 Strategy has been consistently demonstrating progressive growth since 2003. Out of the nearly seven million private companies, only a tiny fraction have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth.

The fastest-growing private firms in America are creators. They create companies, they create value, and they create jobs–619,631 of them over the last three years. Being featured for a 3rd time on the Inc. 5000 list is truly an extraordinary accomplishment, as only a fraction of the tens of thousands of companies that have apply make it on the list more than once. M2 Strategy has focused on growing intelligently, always keeping the focus on ensuring our clients and our employees are progressing as well.

“M2 Strategy is honored to be a recipient of the Inc. 5000 award this year, and this being our 3rd year on the list tells a story of great leadership and innovative thinking. The rate at which M2 Strategy has consistently been able to grow emphasizes not only our ability to provide impactful solutions to our clients, but our deep commitment to seeing our clients truly succeed and grow with us. The success of our clients is our success,” said M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr.

M2 Strategy Awarded a 3-year Contract with NESDIS

M2 Strategy, Inc. is honored to be awarded a three-year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Human Capital and Program/Portfolio Management consulting services to the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).
Support includes developing and enhancing capabilities to provide technical and professional support services for the NESDIS Senior Leadership Team in the following areas:
• Program/Project Management and System Concept Planning,
• Independent review of enterprise architecture and organizational systems design,
• Human capital planning and team executive development, and
• Strategic planning for, and performance assessments of, highly complex technical programs.
“M2 Strategy remains fully committed to helping NESDIS deliver on its mission to provide secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation’s security, environment, economy, and quality of life,” said Willow Marr, M2 Strategy’s president. “Our team of experts has worked alongside NOAA for the past 12 years to strengthen strategic functions that directly improve mission
readiness and effectiveness. M2 Strategy strives to provide tangible results to NOAA, and we are deeply honored to have been selected to work as a partner with NESDIS.”
M2 Strategy is known for its ability to provide the most innovative solutions that do more than just get the job done, which means clients consistently return to the company to solve their next business challenge. Our team’s ability to achieve this high level of client satisfaction is the single most important factor in explaining why we are growing at such a rapid pace.
M2 Strategy’s expertise was complemented by an outstanding team of satellite experts including Innovim, Bryce Space and Technology, and Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc.

Contact: Alaina Groat

Member of Winning Team for NOAA’S Protech-Satellite Domain

M2 Strategy is proud to be a part of a team selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a ProTech-Satellite Domain small business contract award. M2 Strategy has teamed with INNOVIM, a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), as a sub-contractor under this contract award. The mission and objectives of the NOAA PROTECH Satellite Domain are related to satellite and observation activities and the collection, preservation, and dissemination of this information. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nation’s economy, security, environment, and quality of life. NOAA’s environmental satellite data is essential for forecasting weather, analyzing environmental and climate phenomena, and monitoring hazards worldwide.

M2 Strategy, an exemplary architect of complex organizational design, strategic planning, and tactical project management, has over six years of experience providing functional and technical support to NESDIS’ GOES-R program and User Readiness. A proud NOAA partner for the past 14 years, M2 Strategy supports both NESDIS and the National Weather Service (NWS) through multiple contracts. M2 Strategy is excited for this opportunity to allow us the ability to continue expanding the breadth and depth of our existing support to NOAA under this new contract vehicle.

M2 Strategy is part of a superbly qualified team INNOVIM assembled which collectively provides unparalleled expertise to support NOAA’s satellite enterprise goals:

Orbital ATK is a premier provider of space-related engineering services to government agencies and laboratories. A leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds, delivers, and services low-Earth and geosynchronous space systems to customers around the world, including the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), in partnership with NOAA, proposes, tests, and evaluates instruments and sensors onboard each generation of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites, including JPSS and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R). SSEC is a leader in developing the algorithms and designing the ground and archive systems necessary to process data from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms.

a.i. solutions has over 20 years’ experience supporting the design, development, and operation of more than 200 space missions. They are the creators and developers of FreeFlyer®, the widely used commercial spacecraft flight dynamics, analysis, and operations software. a.i. solutions supports NOAA’s mission via orbit design, mission analysis, orbit determination, pre- and post-launch support, and attitude determination for NOAA-N, -N’, GOES-N through -R, Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP), JPSS, and the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).

Jeffries Technologies Solutions, Inc. (JeTSI) is a woman-owned small business that has delivered decades of experience on JPSS, GOES-R, and other US Government and international satellite ground systems. JeTSI provides comprehensive analysis in support of critical decisions in architecture, systems design, concept of operations, cost analysis and planning, and implementation.

DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB) is a mature, highly qualified minority-owned small business with CMMI ® Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2015 credentials. DB offers IT expertise to NOAA and NASA in the areas of system and software development, IT security, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, program management, software and applications development.

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M2 Strategy Wins GovStar Star Workplace for the 2nd Year in a Row

M2 Strategy is honored to have been recognized for a second year in a row by CEOreport as a GovStar Star Workplace. M2 Strategy was recognized as a top government contractor that has created a dynamic, inspiring, and engaging work environment for its employees.

The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support and contributions to the industry and the marketplace. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects 45 finalists, from which 15 winners are chosen based on the quality of nominations submitted. It is a rare honor to be recognized two years in a row, and M2 Strategy is greatly appreciative of the recognition as one of the best workplaces in the DC Metro area.

“The culture and benefits we have created for our employees is one of the top reasons we’ve been recognized time and again as a leader in our field,” M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr says, “We’re humbled by this prestigious recognition and remain dedicated to continuously improve our offerings and environment so that our employees remain happy, healthy, and excited when they come to work.”