Based in Seattle, Motiv delivers staffing and managed solutions to
clients in support of the modern workplace. Executed with
Motiv delivers clients velocity,
scale and agility. Realizing a
purpose-driven workforce can
deliver significant competitive
advantages, says CEO David
Graves. Graves sat down with
Consulting to discuss Motiv’s
financial performance and
outlook, as well as the firm’s
forecast for the future.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Graves: We believe people become their greatest selves when
Head, Hands and Heart are connected. We believe in the ability
of people to perform remarkably
when paired with work opportunities that align with four critical
performance dimensions: Purpose,
Persona, Pathway and Proficiency.
With a careful evaluative process,
and on-going guidance, Motiv
is unique in its ability to identify, match and manage knowledge
workers in opportunities that create the highest yield for clients.
Consulting: How is this year shap-
ing up for your firm?
Graves: Every year Motiv has
grown, learned, and evolved, and
2019 will be no different. While
staying true to our core beliefs and
human-centered principles, we are
making great strides in establishing a deep pool of digital talent in
a highly competitive marketplace.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Graves: As digital transformation enables organizations to read
market movements with clarity,
the resulting moments of surge
demand great levels of organizational agility. Our goal is to meet
those moments with the right mix
of digital talent to ensure the best
results. With our focus on Marketing, Experience and Commerce,
we’re seeing a massive expansion
in the need for organizations to unlock their internal agility. Digital
talent is in high demand as companies aim to make more confident
decisions and deliver more personalized experiences.
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Graves: As with any rapidly grow-
ing firm, we are always fighting
for top-tier, purpose-driven digital
talent. We continue to make great
strides in our Talent Acquisition
team’s ability to attract and engage
amazing associates, and as we
grow, every employee also has the
opportunity to pursue roles align-
ing to their own personal strengths
and passions. The Motiv Method
should help us thrive while facing
2020’s challenges by delivering
unparalleled experiences for every
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Graves: Motiv is proud and humbled to be named one of Consulting magazine’s Fastest Growing
Firms—for the second time! Being recognized with this award is a
great honor and true validation for
the way Motiv does business. We
recognize that our growth doesn’t
happen without the trust of our clients and the unbelievable support
delivered by our associates.
41 REVENUE GROWTH: 61% HQ: SEATTLE, WA FASTEST GROWING