Xgility adds employees as its revenue soars

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Kurt Greening says it will add 15 employees to its
current staff of 32 this year. Photo courtesy Xgility

The IT services firm Xgility has been growing at blazing speed since CEO Chris Hornbecker founded it in 2011.

By 2014, its annual revenue totaled $3.9 million. Last year, that number had risen to $5 million.

Inc. magazine ranked the company No. 144 last year on its annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, with a three-year growth rate of 2,709 percent.

Because of its rapid development, the company recently moved its offices to Ashburn after outgrowing its former space in Dulles.

Kurt Greening, Xgility’s director of business productivity, says it will add 15 employees to its current staff of 32 this year. The company hopes to reach 100 employees by 2018.

One of Xgility’s primary services is helping customers use collaboration platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint effectively.

“SharePoint is typically the glue that glues workflow together,” Greening says. “We make people love SharePoint instead of just forcing them to use it.”

The company works with clients in moving their business applications to cloud platforms such as Microsoft Office 365 and using SharePoint to streamline business processes.

“Anything a business does takes people and processes,” Greening says. “We help folks automate that and become more productive.”

More and more businesses, he notes, are moving to cloud technology but struggle to keep up with all new features. “That’s how we help.”
Xgility’s customers include professional-service firms, nonprofits and government agencies.

Greening credits the company’s rapid growth to its culture. Its 11-point list of core values include: “Build for long-term success;” “Be an expert, not a know-it-all;” “Have fun and check your ego at the door;” and “Do what’s right.”

“We talk about those core values every week,” Greening says.

Every employee in the company is empowered to innovate and “to explore new solutions and even better ways to serve clients,” Greening says.

“An entrepreneurial spirit is embedded in our culture,” he adds. “If an employee has to make a decision and can’t talk with someone in management, he or she can refer to our core values and make a decision based on them. Our list of core values is the compass that guides our company.”

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