Rich Sawchak has been driving growth in technology companies for over 20 years. Since joining Hypori in October, he’s been working to continue his successful track record with a 2022 plan to grow the company by over 100%.
Upon arrival, Sawchak applied his deep experience in financial leadership and operational excellence to revamp the finance and business operations teams and establish a platform for growth through enhancements in employee engagement and sales operations. Sawchak leads Hypori’s finance, contracts, HR, recruiting, legal and business affairs, where he’s leveraging his success in the public sector to accelerate Hypori’s growth beyond federal into commercial verticals including the defense industrial base.
In his first few months, Sawchak opened two new offices for the company — headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and a technology hub in Austin, Texas. He’s guiding the company’s facility clearance process, which is part of Hypori’s drive to have its recently rebranded product, Hypori Halo, IL5 and FedRAMP High accredited to broaden the support of existing Defense Department and new customers across the government.
Hypori plans to increase its staff by 70% this year, make significant investments in ramping up its customer success process and add over 20 engineers focused on cloud-native product architecture and optimization in a multi-cloud environment.
“Hypori has aggressive goals,” Sawchak said. “I’m making sure we build the right infrastructure and organization to handle exponential growth, and balance customer success and employee satisfaction.”
Sawchak plans to make Hypori an employer of choice. He has already implemented improved benefits and employee equity plans. He’s also been planning an all-employee event since he joined.
“Hypori has a ‘people-first, tech-focused’ culture,” he said. “As a young company that launched and doubled in size during the pandemic, most of our employees have never met their coworkers face to face. Getting everyone together in person is the best way to build camaraderie and unite us as a team.”