Scott Price, the CEO of A-LIGN says: “At A-LIGN, we believe that extraordinary people and innovative
technology can create something incredible. Our partnerships are built on passion, dedication and results.” Price sat
down with Consulting to discuss the firm’s No. 10 ranking.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Price: Last July, A-LIGN climbed a
significant mountain raising a $54.5
million growth equity investment
from FTV Capital. The capital infusion continues to allow us to focus
on the development of our innovative
technology and increase our already
expansive list of industry-leading
service offerings and capabilities,
hire technical experts and expand our
global footprint. With the growing
rate of cyberattacks, an increasing
amount of data and business process
outsourcing, as well as third-party
vendor and risk management—IT audit and risk assessment services is a
rapidly expanding multi-billion market driven by substantial tailwinds.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Price: This year, A-LIGN is experiencing tremendous growth as we
celebrate our 10 years in business.
Our team of 294 professionals serves
more than 2,300 clients across 30
countries and four continents. With a
strong focus on expanding our footprint across the globe to service more
clients, we have opened an office in
Denver’s Silicon Mountain, expanded our headquarters in Tampa and are
opening an office in Bulgaria.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm's outlook for 2020?
Price: 2020 is gearing up to be an
exciting year—with even a greater audience to bolster our ability to
provide businesses of all sizes the
cybersecurity, assurance and compliance solutions they need to run
an efficient operation. With the ability to help our clients by enhancing
service offerings in a holistic fashion with A-SCEND 2.0, our governance, risk management and compliance software will offer clients
a faster, cutting-edge platform and
enhance their user experience while
minimizing interruptions to daily
business operations. We are currently expanding our partnership model
with cybersecurity and privacy firms
to help drive further growth.
Consulting: What are your firm's
biggest challenges in 2020?
Price: As cyber threats continue
to increase, so does the shortage of
qualified cybersecurity profession-
als. With an everchanging and high-
ly sophisticated threat landscape, the
current gap in the cybersecurity talent
pool is one of our industry’s biggest
challenges going into 2020. To ad-
dress the talent shortage, we’re in-
vesting heavily in our employees by
providing them with ongoing leader-
ship and career development courses,
technical training and certification re-
Consulting: What does being named
a Fastest Growing Firm mean to your
firm, employees and clients?
Price: It’s an incredible achievement to be recognized as one of
the fastest-growing firms for the
first time by Consulting Magazine.
A-LIGN is in a highly competitive
and dynamic market and our ability
to improve our service offerings for
our clients as the regulatory environment and threat landscape continues to change gives us the momentum we need to help our clients
grow and scale their own businesses. This milestone is also a visible
recognition for the efforts of our
employees and their commitment to
providing exceptional customer service to our clients by placing their
needs first. This holistic and innovative approach is why we see a 94
percent client satisfaction rating and
a 96 percent client retention rate.
10 REVENUE GROWTH: 308% HQ: TAMPA, FLA FAS TEST GROWING