Impact Makers is a management and
IT consulting firm that is redefining
business. Impact Makers contributes
100 percent of net profits to charities
over the life of the company. The
company provides services in Management and IT Consulting, Program
and Project Management, Digital Services, Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Healthcare Solutions.
Consulting caught up with Michael
Pirron, CEO and Founder of Impact
Makers to discuss the firm’s unique
model and extraordinary growth.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Pirron: Impact Makers has experienced significant growth for more
than five years, largely due to our
ability to attract and retain consultants who share our vision that
business can benefit the community.
Impact Makers contributes all profits over the life of the company, and
considerable pro bono services, to
charitable partners in the communities in which we work. We attract
mission-driven consultants because
we are mission-driven.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Pirron: Impact Makers is approaching
consulting differently—both in terms
of how we serve our clients and our
underlying business model. Our team
is constantly balancing the exponen-
tial growth with our mission to create
meaningful change for our clients,
community partners and ourselves. On
the surface, our current service portfo-
lio is not dissimilar to many other con-
sulting firms. However, it is the power
of our ‘Why+How+What’ that consis-
tently delivers a differentiated experi-
ence for our clients. This year we have
done more pro-bono work than ever
before. To date, we’ve had $1.6 million
in cumulative community impact in
terms of both direct financial contribu-
tions and pro bono services combined.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Pirron: Impact Makers began in 2006
as an effort to create a different model
for consulting. Ten years later, we’re
focused on maximizing our impact by
growing aggressively, but purposefully.
Our plan for 2017 is aligned to a broader five-year roadmap that is crafted to
deliver maximum impact to the communities where we work and, therefore,
deliver on our mission. We’re excited
about 2017 as we anticipate continued
growth resulting in additional community impact, success for our clients and
opportunities for our employees.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Pirron: Our biggest challenge is man-
aging growth to maximize our impact
without compromising our purpose
and culture. For Impact Makers, it’s
not just about hitting numbers—any-
one can do that. It’s about hitting our
numbers and not losing sight of our
mission and shared values or compro-
mising the strong culture we’ve built.
At the end of the day, we want our
employees, clients and community
partners to still recognize the under-
lying culture that has gotten us here.
That’s important to us because it is
what makes Impact Makers a different
consulting experience all together.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Pirron: Being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms is
an acknowledgment of Impact Makers’ success and growth in our own
industry and among companies that
share our motivation to deliver better
business and technology solutions.
HQ: RICHMOND, VA.