Celerity Richmond Celebrates Five Years
RICHMOND, VA – After entering the Richmond market in 2007, Celerity recently celebrated its fifth year in business.
Celerity started with just eight employees and one local client and today the privately-owned firm is 100 employees strong and growing. The company credits its success in the Richmond market to its trusted client partnerships, high-caliber consulting teams and talented local leadership.
Todd Florence, Vice President of Central Virginia, is the driving force behind that leadership. “Opening a new office is always a risk, especially considering the state of the economy at the time,” said Florence. “But it was a risk the business was willing to take given our track record of successfully delivering for our Richmond clients.”
Despite the high risk, Florence was confident and determined to make it work. So determined that he relocated his family, including two young children, from Northern Virginia to Glen Allen in 2008 and opened the new Celerity office.
“The move to Richmond has been great for our family. We have more time with our daughters and the community has been very welcoming,” said Florence.
Four years later, Florence can look back and realize that the risk was worth the reward. Celerity’s Richmond operations have grown to $13 million in a short period of time. Its recent growth spurt is due to its expanding client base, its services first focus and its flexible approach.
“We can engage and support our clients in a number of ways – from providing individual talent, projects or fully outsourced consulting solutions. It all depends on what our clients need and what will work best in their environment,” said Florence. “We understand that each client and engagement is unique, so we put our client’s business needs at the forefront. Instead of approaching our clients with a cookie-cutter solution in mind, we tailor a solution that will help resolve their core business issues,” Florence added.
This model has resulted in a company that’s very easy to work with. Many of Celerity’s 106 consultants work onsite at various local client offices, providing a range of solutions including web design, development and implementation; business process management; business and operational analysis; and project & portfolio management.
The pace is not slowing at Celerity, which is fitting for a company defined by “swiftness in action.” The company is looking to add more consultants to its Richmond team, from e-commerce specialists and web developers to business process engineers, project managers and operations analysts.
“I’ve worked at Celerity for 8 years and in consulting and IT for more than 16 years, and have seen a lot of growth and success, but what’s going on right now at our Richmond location is really exciting. We just need to find the right talent to support our clients and our continued growth,” said Florence.
Celerity is a business acceleration consultancy devoted to helping companies break through key stuck points and solve critical problems. We deliver proven solutions in four main areas: technology adoption and integration,business process efficiency, strategy and alignment and talent. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Celerity operates nine regional offices with more than 600 employees and $96 million in revenue.
VP of Marketing, Celerity