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Client Testimonials and Company Awards

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have honored HigherEchelon as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™.

The award is highly competitive — HigherEchelon is one of only 100 companies to make the list, joining well-known digital leaders such as Monday.com, Calendly, Nerdwallet, Sprout Social, Gitlab, Asana, & Braze.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million current employees. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

HigherEchelon ranked nationally as the #13 Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services for small and medium businesses, according to Great Place to Work®, who placed the company based upon validated employee feedback gathered with rigorous, data-driven methodology. HigherEchelon was one of only three Huntsville companies to make the list.

HigherEchelon is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A+ rating.

HigherEchelon, Inc., Business Consultant, Huntsville, AL

HigherEchelon, Inc. is officially a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization based upon validated employee feedback gathered with rigorous, data-driven methodology. HigherEchelon’s results significantly surpassed the typical company’s results, according to Great Place to Work™, with 97-percent of HigherEchelon employees saying it is a great place to work compared to 59-percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. HigherEchelon employees were asked to indicate agreement or disagreement in Likert-score anonymous survey responses across a variety of statements. HigherEchelon’s outstanding results included the following highlights: – 99% say “People avoid politicking and backstabbing as ways to get things done.” – 99% say “Our customers would rate the service we deliver as ‘excellent.’” – 99% say “People care about each other here.” – 99% say “You can count on people to cooperate.” – 98% say “Management makes its expectations clear.”

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded HigherEchelon the 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award, which is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining Veterans, as well as ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. HigherEchelon is one of only 216 organizations nationwide to be a repeat winner. Read more about why HigherEchelon received the distinction in this article.

HigherEchelon received the 2020 Distinguished Service Award for a Veteran-owned, established business. The distinction is awarded by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in recognition of outstanding community stewardship, business leadership, and service to Veterans. Read more about why HigherEchelon received the award in this article by InsideNOVA.com and in this website post.

HigherEchelon was named 2019’s Government Contractor – Professional Services Business of the year at the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Awards.

HigherEchelon won Program of the Year for its work on the VA Women’s Health Program at the 2019 Greater Washington  GovCon Awards.

HigherEchelon was awarded with the 2019 US Department of Labor HIREVEts Gold Medallion.  The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

The HigherEchelon Resilient and Adaptable Leader course was a transformative experience that brought new tools and perspective to our global organization. It is rare to find experiences that are this impactful. This program is relevant to any leader and any industry contributor. It is an essential ingredient to exceeding in any company and any industry. I highly recommend it.”

Director, PayPal Corporate Treasury

HigherEchelon was selected by the Northern Virginia Camber of Commerce as a Finalist for the Distinguished Service Awards, Veteran Owned Business Of the Year – Maturing Business Category. The Distinguished Service Awards honors individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business region. Recognizing those who have made meaningful contributions to help veterans succeed.

“The HigherEchelon training was one of the best, most useful, and eye-opening experiences. The workshop was the best use of time and money spent by eBay during my tenure.

Executive, eBay Treasury Department

“We brought HigherEchelon onboard to help us thoughtfully and quickly implement new capabilities across our Salesforce instance. Their expertise, especially in the private equity space, was extremely valuable as we desired to utilize as many best practices and previous lessons learned in our implementation. Additionally, they were extremely responsive to our needs and requests, including being onsite to help troubleshoot development or our production roll out to the business. HigherEchelon consistently worked to our schedule and scope, and delivered a product on time and within budget.

Brian Cohn, Chief Information Officer, Federal Capital Partners

HigherEchelon was named a finalist for Contractor of the Year at the 2019 Greater Washington GovCon Awards.

The team at HigherEchelon excels at delivering high quality, high- impact programs that push managers to transcend technical competence and become great leaders. Participants in the Resilient and Adaptable Leader program should expect to acquire a new way of thinking about leadership in organizations and a new set of skills to enable high performance in mission-critical and dynamic environments. Technical expertise won’t sustain your organization, but resiliency and adaptability surely can.”

Director, Wharton Graduate Leadership Program, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

Leadership, especially resilient leadership, can and will make or break organizations undergoing challenges like Merck…Finally, training on emotional intelligence.”

Director, Merck Global Procurement

HigherEchelon’s ability to see the big picture of our leadership program and connect the concepts into a flexible development structure provided the catalyst necessary to DRIVE our program to the next level. Well done.”

Assistant Athletic Director for Leadership, Dartmouth University

This was the best workshop, or class, that I attended at Johnson. I highly recommend it, and I think it should be required for all Johnson students. The systemic concepts and examples on the team dynamic and creating our own leader’s personal strength plans provided great introspective challenges and open-minded approaches to leadership. The RAL program is excellent and compliments the theory we learn in the classroom with real-world application.”

MBA student, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

“We hired HigherEchelon to complete a [Salesforce] project that was started by another provider whom we fired for their inability to finalize the project and satisfy the requirements. HigherEchelon did an excellent job!”

Stephan Wall, Partner, August Spark