2019 Top 10 Small and Emerging CEOs to Watch

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Gautam Ijoor, President, Alpha Omega Integrations, LLC

Gautam Ijoor, Alpha Omega Integrations

Gautam Ijoor, Alpha Omega Integrations

Alpha Omega Integrations saw a number of key milestone moments in 2019. The firm made it onto the Inc 5000 for the second year in a row, landing at #143 this year, up from #355 in 2018. The company took #11 on the Washington Technology Fast 50, and it earned the #4 spot on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 as the IT Top Services company.

The firm has simultaneously been building capacity.

“We hired several executives who will ensure Alpha Omega has the structure it needs to grow,” Gautam Ijoor said. “Our new staff hires will help our team meet the goal of scaling up operations to handle future growth, a workforce increase of over 33%.”

In 2019, the firm also won its first tech challenge procurement at Department of Homeland Security, in the area of Integration Testing and DevOps Services.

“This contract has increased the size of our company by 20% [and]it also brings new opportunities for future higher-end digital services contracts and important corporate recognition,” Ijoor said.

He credits Alpha Omega’s success to a culture of excellence.

“We are high-energy, passionate and innovative in everything that we do. You can feel this as you walk through our offices,” he said. “Our environment is one where employees come to build their careers and our executives all have mentor relationships with their direct reports.”

On a technical level, Alpha Omega builds high-quality, secure IT applications and infrastructure solutions for its clients. It is one of just a handful of US 8(a) small businesses successfully appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development Maturity Level 5, the highest rating from the  CMMI  Institute.

“Alpha Omega leverages the visual configuration available within low-code platforms as an alternative to programming,” Ijoor said. “We seek avenues to significantly reduce development costs and increase speed of delivery for our customers.”

The firm’s expertise spans across front-end user interface, database applications, microservices and process flows. It is leveraging innovations such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain, all increasingly accessible through low-code platforms.

Why Watch

As Ijoor looks to 2020, he is considering the lessons of 2019 and adjusting his strategy based on both the wins and the setbacks.

“We lost one of our recompetes in 2019, but we gathered ourselves and protested the decision,” he said. “This loss has helped me reflect and refocus on customer  intimacy.  We will keep this question in mind: How can we truly provide value to our customers by leveraging our customer intimacy?”

To that end, he will be taking a fresh look at areas such as client services, sales and recruiting.

“Our mission is one of providing customers with reliable services at a competitive price and delivering an exceptional, total solution based on customer needs,” Ijoor said. “The Alpha Omega team will keep our eyes on the market, evaluate and test trends while we push our own innovative processes in search of delivering unique customer solutions.”

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