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growth[period] Selected as Lead to Provide Post Acquisition Integration Support for Serco Inc.

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26 April 2021- growth[period] is proud to provide Serco Inc. with merger and integration support activities for its $295M acquisition of Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB).  growth[period] is the lead integration consulting firm working with Serco and WBB to ensure a smooth post-merger integration of the two companies.serco

“growth[period] provided strong support throughout due diligence, and pre-close transition and integration planning.  Due to their success in delivering on their commitments and providing value-add services, Serco is retaining the firm to provide post acquisition integration consulting.  growth[period] has the network, insight, and experience that provides true value through the process and I cannot recommend them enough." - David Dacquino, Chairman and CEO, Serco Inc.

Founded in 1981, WBB delivers program management and consulting services to the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. The firm supports clients with solutions in weapons acquisition support, advanced analytics, mission support, organizational development, and training – with strong capabilities in weapons modernization, machine learning, cybersecurity, wargaming, and simulation.

Serco’s purchase of WBB added nearly 1,000 employees and $230 in annual revenue. As a result of the acquisition, Herndon, VA-based Serco now has 9,000 employees in North America and an annual revenue of $1.7 billion.  Parent company Serco Group plc has $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 50,000 global employees.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Awarded GMU Women in Business Initiative Award

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April 2021-- growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth is honored to be nominated and selected as the George Mason University (GMU) School of Business Women in Business Initiative (WIBI) awardee for WIBI Woman of the Year. WIBI's mission is to recognize and honor women and women owned business that are creating Impact, Innovation and Inspiration for Women in Business. WIBI's goal is to continue to elevate the WIBI Advisory Board and George Mason University School of Business as an influential leader and organization specifically to progress the success, support and accessibility for women in business.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Featured on "CEOs You Should Know"

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October 2020-- growth[period] CEO Courtney B. Spaeth was recently featured on iHeartMedia's CEO's You Should Know series. CEO's You Should Know is a weekly program feature that profiles the businesses that drive the Washington, DC regional economy. CEO's You Should Know will air each Monday in prime morning drive across iHeartMedia's portfolio of five broadcast properties: 97.1 WASH-FM, HOT 99.5, DC101, 98.7 WMZQ, and BIG 100. CEO’s included in these segments will represent small, large, local, and international firms, because all play a part in driving Washington’s business community. You can listen to Courtney's interview here.

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Growth[period] Wins Best Place to Work Award

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April 2020-- growth[period] is proud to announce that we have been selected as a 2020 Best Place to Work in Greater Washington in the small business category by the Washington Business Journal. This is the fifth time that growth[period]  has placed on the Best Places to Work List. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. Rankings of the Best Places to Work honorees will be announced later this year at a special awards event at MGM National Harbor. Honorees will also be featured in the May 8 issue of the Washington Business Journal. Find the complete list of companies here. 

Growth[period] Receives 2020 Best of Vienna Award

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VIENNA February 8, 2020 -- Growth[Period] has been selected for the 2020 Best of Vienna Award in the Business Development Service category by the Vienna Award Program.

Each year, the Vienna Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Vienna area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Vienna Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Vienna Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Awarded the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award

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On October 16, 2109, growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was joined by her family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate her as a recipient of the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award, the Washington DC Wharton Club’s highest honor. Every year the Joseph Wharton Award is awarded to an exemplary individual that has demonstrated a commitment to public and community service, outstanding career achievements, and support of the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and alumni clubs. Since the Wharton Club initiated this tradition, they have honored top officials in business, government, non-profits, academia, and the legal and accounting professionals who have attended Wharton or other schools at UPenn. Courtney was unanimously voted by the Board to receive this award based on her many accomplishments and contributions to the community. In 51 years she is one of only 6 non-Wharton grads at UPenn to receive this honor.

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Courtney Spaeth Featured on Federal Game Changers Podcast

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growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth recently made a guest appearance on the Federal Game Changers Podcast hosted by RSM Federal. Game Changers is a free government podcast designed to help government contractors find and win more contracts. Each Game Changers brings the audience new techniques and strategies from leading national experts with extensive backgrounds in small business and federal acquisition. 

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Courtney Spaeth invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Greater Washington. 

June 5, 2019 — Courtney Spaeth, CEO of growth[period], has been invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington. Courtney was chosen for membership by the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to her experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Courtney is CEO of growth[period], a business development and transaction advisory services firm that helps companies grow in the federal and commercial markets.

“Washington’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Courtney,” said Peter Abrahams, publisher of Washington Business Journal.

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growth[period] Recognized as a Best Place to Work

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growth[period] was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington in 2019 by the Washington Business Journal. This year growth[period] placed 16th out of 32 small businesses. This is the fourth time that growth[period] has placed on the Best Places to Work List. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. We are so honored to receive this recognition.

 

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Courtney Spaeth Featured Speaker on NACD Webinar

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growth[period] CEO, Courtney Spaeth, was one of the featured speakers on a webinar series hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The webinar, which took place on April 25, 2019, was part of a series titled "Boardroom of the Future," and the speakers discussed the board's role in change management of an organization. You can watch and listen to the webinar presentation here. 

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