Founded in 1995, RedCloud is a
boutique Management Consulting firm based in Bellevue, Wash.,
that empowers businesses to realize their potential and reach peak
performance. RedCloud executes
projects with a complete and unwavering focus on accountability,
dependability and results. In 2016,
RedCloud was named Washington’s top mid-size company to
work for by Seattle Business Magazine and the third-fastest growing company on the Puget Sound
Business Journal’s list of Eastside
Fastest-Growing Private Companies. With a whopping 582 percent
growth rate, RedCloud Consulting
is the No. 1 ranked Fastest Growing Firm. Consulting sat down with
Managing Partner Brett Alston to
discuss the firm’s success.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s exceptional
Alston: With the success we’ve
seen at RedCloud, we don’t feel like
we reinvented the wheel, just went
back to the origins of our industry,
leveraging an integrity-based, transparent approach to consulting where
all stakeholders are fully informed
and working together for success.
Returns on this approach show that
both consultants and clients appreciate the respect, transparency and a
“pay it forward” mentality set down.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Alston: 2016 looks to be our biggest
year to date fueled by a healthy local economy, a set of amazing senior
leaders we’ve brought on board and
new business opportunities around
every corner in new industries.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Alston: Call it chance, luck, or the
result of hard work and foresight, but
being located in the Seattle market provides RedCloud with a massive opportunity for 2017 and beyond. For anyone
who has been in this market recently,
the vibe, buzz and exploding growth
in the technology, wireless, healthcare,
real estate development and other related fields have set the table for RedCloud to continue our company’s rapid
growth, while maintaining a high bar of
service and opening doors of career opportunity for our team. We couldn’t be
more excited about the future.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Alston: As the firm grows quickly,
we are of course in need of more top
quality consultants that meet our high
standards for ethics, client service
and transparency—those founding
principles that make us who we are.
Knowing our people are our prod-
uct and our best assets, as a firm we
must continue to be highly selective
as we grow, which of course presents
a challenge in a competitive market-
place like Seattle. Finding those jew-
els, demonstrating the unique work
environment we’re creating and
bringing them on board will always
be a challenge—but one we value
above everything else, it’s the core of
why we started RedCloud.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Alston: We’ve been in this industry long enough to realize the high
honor and value such an award provides. We don’t take such a recognition lightly, and feel it reinforces our
belief in the transparent and integrity-based approach we’ve created, fueling us to keep applying it to more
clients and more consultants alike.
HQ: BELLEVUE, WASH.