Monday, September 11, 2006

Democracy Data & Communications LLC plans to hire 10 to 15 people in the next two to three months. B.R. McConnon, chief executive, talked with The Post's Judith Mbuya.

Q What does your company do?

AWe are a database management and communications firm that specializes in political communications and campaigns. We maintain a very large database on behalf of all sorts of organized interests, whether they be corporate, trade associations, interest groups or membership organizations. We run and build Web sites that facilitate communications and raise money for political action committees. It's e-commerce in the political realm. Our core Democracy Direct system includes grass-roots and relationship management, asset tracking and mapping, online advocacy, political action committee compliance and management, and online fundraising.

What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?

We've got a very young, dynamic organization and staff. We're a very busy company. Everybody works hard together but also plays hard together. Everybody gets along very well. Our clients are doing very interesting things. The work that we do for our clients is related to what is in the news. It's interesting from that aspect and the technology we use is all leading edge.

Who owns your company?

The company is owned by me, the chief executive and founder, with about a third of the shares. Investors John Brady and Tom Herrity own 30 percent of the company each, while Jim Gianiny, president, owns 10 percent.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

We've been in business for 10 years. We've grown every year since our inception, and we've been profitable for the last nine years.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide we're 38 percent female and 30 percent minority. On the 15-person senior management team, we're 40 percent female and 30 percent minority.

What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?

Over the next several months we'll be recruiting software developers with degrees in engineering or computer science and professional experience using a range of technologies that include HTML, JavaScript, C#, .NET and ASP.NET; business analysts with experience managing projects, requirement-gathering and client-management skills; data analysts with strong SQL skills; and project coordinators with outstanding management and organizational skills, understanding of various development technologies and experience with MS Project.

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