HQ: BELLEVUE, WASH.
Prime 8 Consulting is a Seattle based,
strategic technology and management consulting firm, working collaboratively to develop innovative
business and technology solutions for
a diverse set of industries. Founded
in 2006, Prime 8 Consulting quickly became highly regarded for its
Strategy and Program Management
expertise. As the firm has grown, it
has added the talent and expertise
to round out what it calls its “Great
8″ services. “These service lines, the
depth of experience of our consultants and the fact that we truly enjoy
what we do, are the foundation for
the ongoing success of our company
and our client partnerships. Growth
for growth’s sake is not what we’re
interested in as a company. Growth
is a natural outcome if we simply focus on the overall experience of customers and employees,” says Drew
Sharp, Founder and CEO of Prime
8 Consulting. Prime 8 Consulting is
best known for its Strategy and Pro-
gram Management expertise. “As we
have grown, we have added the talent
and expertise to round out our ‘Great
8’ services. These services lines are
the foundation of our success and
have resulted in substantial benefits
to our clients,” sharp says. “We have
developed solutions to assist Fortune
500 companies in Europe, Africa and
Australia as well as the Pacific North-
west, where we are located.” Sharp
sat down with Consulting to discuss
the firm’s 91 percent growth rate and
No. 40 ranking on this year’s Fastest
Growing Firms list.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Sharp: The Main factors contributing to our exceptional growth
are: Customer-first in everything
we do. If the client succeeds, we
succeed! Ensuring we hire the
best quality talent. As soon as you
compromise, then down goes your
quality and brand; diversification
of client base while simultaneously
growing within our existing client
base; Introduction of new business
models and revenue streams; and,
having a clear and aspirational vision that everyone can rally around
and understand how they contribute to that vision.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Sharp: This year is shaping up to be
even more exciting than last year with
potential for even greater growth.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2017? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Sharp: The outlook for 2017 is
promising. We are excited to grow
in areas that are new to us and that
is the biggest opportunity—trying
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Sharp: Because talent is the lifeblood of any consulting company,
sourcing the best of the best is a
constant challenge. It’s something
you can never compromise on.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Sharp: We are incredibly proud
of this amazing achievement, particularly because we’ve grown our
footprint by staying true to what
we do best: employing super smart,
happy people who want to share in
our clients’ experience and success.
We have an awesome team and look
forward to this continued growth
trajectory. It will be fun to watch
and be part of this space.