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Favor TechConsulting celebrates move to larger headquarters in Fairfax County

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Management and IT services consulting firm Favor TechConsulting (FTC) celebrated its move Tuesday to a 25,000 square-foot headquarters in Fairfax County.

“I feel like we’re just getting started,” FTC founder and CEO Vaseal Montgomery said before cutting a ribbon to christen the new offices. Montgomery served 30 years in the U.S. Army before retiring as a colonel and starting her company in 2007.

FTC is a minority- and service-disabled, veteran-owned government contractor that employs nearly 400, about 100 of whom are based out of the company’s Tysons Corner office. Last year, the company committed to a five-year, $1.6 million expansion plan that includes hiring up to 1,200 new employees.

FTC moved into its new office in late December, leasing space in the Fairfax Square complex through 2025.

“This is what Virginia is all about – these success stories,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. Northam was among a group of elected officials who attended the celebration.

Esther Lee, Virginia secretary of commerce and trade; Jaime Areizaga-Soto, Virginia deputy secretary of veterans and defense affairs, and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va were among the other dignitaries attending the ribbon-cutting. 

Sharon Bulova, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, assured Montgomery that she was in the right place to grow. “Health technology is one of the sectors we’re committed to seeing grow,” Bulova said in a statement.

Gerald Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, noted that Fairfax County is home to 48,000 minority-owned businesses, 42,000 woman-owned businesses and 12,000 veteran-owned businesses.

Although it serves a variety of government clients, Favor TechConsulting’s primary mission reflects Montgomery’s Army and health-care information experience. She served as chief information officer and director of information management for the Army Surgeon General.

“Our job was – and is – supporting the seamless exchange of healthcare data (for) veterans as they transition out of the military and into the VA healthcare system,” Montgomery said in a statement.. "It's mperative that our veterans – some who’ve been deployed two, three, four, some as many as seven times and suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), brain trauma or other injuries – have a medical record that remembers them, not records that they have to remember to carry,” Montgomery said.

FTC’s growth is reflected by the numerous contracts it has won since the the start of 2018. They include contracts from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs to provide identity and access-management services, the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency to support the Automated Commercial Environment Business Office, a task order to support the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration in updating its electronic policy and requirements handbook, and a spot on a Federal Aviation Administration team supporting computer and information service development as well as documentation and training.

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