HQ: DURHAM, N.C.
CoreCompete helps enterprises deliver value from big data initiatives. The
firm’s advisory services help customers build the right thing, its delivery
services help build it right and its managed services provide an exceptional
on-going usage experience. CoreCompete brings unparalleled technology expertise through a blend of: open-source (Hadoop, R), enterprise grade
(SAS, Qlik) and cloud (AWS, Azure).
Through a blend of advisory, technology and managed services capabilities, the firm is well positioned to help
customers deliver value from their big
data initiatives, says Managing Partner, Shiva Kommareddi. “Our small,
expert and nimble delivery teams
drive value in a timely and cost-effective manner providing the right ROI
for your organization,” Kommareddi
says. Its 513 percent growth rate over
the last three years was enough to land
the firm at No. 2 this year. Consulting
caught up with Kommareddi to talk
about CoreCompete’s success.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s exceptional
Kommareddi: Most executives are
trying to figure out how to deliver
value from big data in their organization. The technologies are complex
and varied, their applications are not
clear, and talent is not readily available in the organization. We have
been able to help organizations sort
through this maze. We have been able
to grow within our client base due to
our exceptionally skilled and customer focused consultants.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Kommareddi: Our growth has
been accelerating due to a greater interest in the topic of big data
and analytics. The success of existing customers are leading to referrals to other customers and delivering growth. Word of mouth is
establishing us as a great place for
professionals to continue to grow
their skills and apply them. This
has enabled us to grow from 45
people at the end of 2015 to 100-
plus people today.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2017? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Kommareddi: We are very op-
timistic about 2017. We have put
new senior leaders in place for key
functions enabling us to scale our
business development, managed
services, custom application de-
velopment and off-shore delivery
activities. We have increased our
investments in Europe and that
should accelerate our growth. Our
A3 (Cloud Analytics) offerings are
getting a lot of traction.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Kommareddi: As a rapidly growing organization, it is critical that
we pay close attention to the culture and the continued commitment to our values. Ensuring that
we hire the individuals that are
a right long-term fit for us is something that we need to continue to
Consulting: What does
being named one of
Growing Firms mean to your
firm, your employees and
Kommareddi: We are honored to
be recognized by a respected national magazine. This award is a
validation to our clients and employees that we are doing the right
thing and headed in the right direction. Employees can be confident
that they have a bright future with