SiloSmashers plans to hire about 30 people in the next four months. Charles Mudd, partner and chief operating officer, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
your company do?
AOur company is focused on management consulting and technology consulting. We're focused on going into organizations in the public and private sectors and looking at performance and how companies can improve efficiency and profitability. We do a lot of transformation of the business: rethinking, reprioritizing and restrategizing so they can be successful. We are also focused on delivering major programs. We're doing a lot of the e-government initiatives, like e-travel systems. There are many travel systems in the government, and none of them talk to each other. We're replacing that with one system, which improves the government's ability to negotiate with airlines to get better deals for their employees.
What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?
We are involved in world-class projects like the e-government initiatives, which attract the best and the brightest in the industry. We also have a good, positive culture at this organization. We strive to develop a culture that is respectful of the employees. Talented people are able to bubble up and grow based on their own potential rather than some hierarchy. And we have a lot of collaboration. Our employees are learning all the time. They're collaborating with people who have different skills sets and who complement what they do.
Who owns your company?
Angela Drummond, founding partner and chief executive, and myself are the owners. We own all the stock in the company. We're privately held. We have a profit-sharing program.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
That's been a big difference between ourselves and many of our competitors. When we hire an employee, we value that person's contribution to the company very much. We look at our employees as a long-term commitment. That's different from our competitors where everything is based on whether you're billable or not.
What are the demographics of your company?
Companywide, we are 15 percent minority and 50 percent female. Within the five-person executive management team, there are two women and three men. Both women are minorities.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
We're looking for project managers, analysts, consultants, requirements managers, security professionals and enterprise architects. Our staff tends to be highly experienced although we're also looking for entry-level folks. We're putting together teams that work with different projects, and many of our people work in both the public and private sectors, so we really like people who are multi-skilled and experienced in a variety of areas. A security clearance is not a prerequisite, but it is desirable as we do require them for certain projects. We're also hiring in the areas of program and requirements management, business process evaluation, culture and communications, organizational change, economic and finance analysis, information security, technology studies and strategic and action planning.