HQ: KIRKLAND, WASH.
Verity, founded in 2008, is an innovative consulting company focused on
generating tangible and sustainable value offering a combination of commitment and capability that enables it to
successfully drive strategic programs.
“Our teams specialize in helping clients
translate their strategies into operational capabilities,” says Andrew Cukurs,
CEO of the firm. The firm’s services
include Strategy & Value, Process
Improvement, Program Management,
Change Leadership, Product Innovation, and Technology Implementation.
Consulting caught up with Cukurs to
discuss Verity’s No. 9 ranking this year.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Cukurs: We attribute our remarkable
growth over the past several years to
both our people and our clients. Innovative technology clients have partnered with us and placed their trust
in us to deliver on some of their most
important initiatives. We’ve continued
our growth by focusing on hiring exceptional people and working with clients who are leaders in their industry.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Cukurs: 2016 is shaping up as a year
of solid progress for Verity Consult-
ing. We are investing in new areas
and doubling down on some of our
core strengths. Our team thrives in
helping clients with challenging situ-
ations, and achieving their bold aspi-
rations. Disruption is beginning to hit
the consulting industry, and we feel
we’re ready for the changes that will
sweep across the competitive land-
scape. We have assembled a great
team and are looking forward to what
the future may hold for Verity, and
the consulting industry as a whole.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Cukurs: Verity Consulting has a positive outlook for 2017. Mobile technology and cloud computing, combined
with the broader shift to the digital
enterprise, will continue to accelerate
our growth. We see consistent client interest in our areas of strength
in process & operations excellence,
program management and technology implementation. Several solution
areas are all growing at double digit
rates, including software licensing and
entitlement, sales operations & channel management, and accelerated implementations of cloud ERP. Broadly
speaking, more than ever, clients,
especially rapidly growing ones, are
seeking expertise in end-to-end business transformation. We’re well positioned to meet that demand.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2017?
Cukurs: We need to continue in-
vesting and pushing ourselves to
lead innovation in the consulting
industry. The markets we serve are
changing quickly, and the demand
for new solutions continues to rise.
We will need to continue to scale our
business operations, while attracting
top talent and maintaining our cul-
ture and high standards.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Cukurs: Being named a Fastest
Growing Firm is a tremendous honor, and a reflection of how a new
model in consulting is driving success. This award helps us get the
message out that clients see us as
the consulting firm of the future.
Our clients trust us to do great work,
and they see this award as validation of the trust they’ve placed in
us. For our employees, it’s a testament to the power of working
together to achieve our goals.