HQ: STERLING, VA.
T. WHITE PARKER
T. White Parker is an action-focused,
strategy and management consulting
firm that specializes in helping organizations do business better. The
firm’s service areas include: Strategy,
Technology, Operations, Financial,
and Human Capital. The firms’ client
focus areas include: Public Sector,
Transportation, Aerospace, Health,
Telecommunications, and Consumer
Business. Tanaia Parker, President and
CEO, sat down with Consulting to discuss the firm’s outstanding growth.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Parker: T. White Parker is grateful to have earned a strong base of
returning and referring customers.
A large percentage of our portfolio is directly attributable to client
referrals and follow-on engagements. We are very selective in the
engagements we take on to ensure
we are always able deliver the degree of technical depth and high
quality that our clients have grown
to expect from T. White Parker. Our
unwavering commitment to exceptional quality and customer service
has humbly earned us a reputation
of being “high value and low risk”.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Parker: 2016 is a year of transition
for T. White Parker but it continues
to be another great year for us. We
graduated from the Small Business
Administration’s program and are
well-positioned for continuous suc-
cess. Statistically, many firms expe-
rience a major decline during this
transition period; however, we are
fortunate that we are continuing to
experience steady growth while di-
versifying into other markets.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Parker: Our outlook for 2017 continues to be very positive with the
plan to roll-out new solutions, venture into new markets, and to double
the growth of the firm.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Parker: The main challenge we face
involves maintaining T. White Park-
er’s unified culture as we grow and
our staff becomes more decentralized.
This relates to ensuring that commu-
nications continue to be disseminated
in a timely manner, staff are gathered
for both work and non-work related
events in order to preserve camarade-
rie, and ensuring that our family-ori-
ented environment and core values
(i.e., integrity; superior quality; learn,
grow, share; awesome to work with;
ultimate professionalism, etc.) contin-
ue to propagate and thrive. In addition,
to maintaining our core values, we
ensure that everyone—from our ex-
ecutives to every employee—is held
accountable and lives-and-breathes
these values through leading by exam-
ple and we look for these specific qual-
ities in potential employees through a
thorough recruiting process.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Parker: We at T. White Parker are
honored for this recognition, as it
is a manifestation of all our hard
work. Our employees are proud
to be associated with a firm that is
seen as a ‘mover and shaker’ in the
consulting space. Our clients have
come to expect the best experience
when working with T. White Parker and this award further solidifies
that they are partnering with a recognized player in the industry.