Leawood, Kansas – One local company has swiftly risen to the top of the Silicon Prairie pack by filling a gap in the Kansas City IT market and delivering a competitive edge for local companies.
Founded in 2008, 27Global designs, builds and operates custom software solutions for businesses of all sizes. In the last year alone, the company observed a 60% growth in employee count, a 33% growth in revenue and zero attrition, culminating in the organization’s Best Places to Work win from the Kansas City Business Journal.
27Global Founder & CEO Steve Roatch attributes this growth to a robust culture and a forward-thinking strategy. Four years ago, 27Global increased investment in technology architecture. This has started to pay dividends with the rise of cloud services and cloud native architectures in Kansas City and beyond. A couple years later, the company saw a gap in the market and invested in DevOps and site reliability engineering to provide continuous delivery with high software quality. The company’s leadership anticipated interest but did not realize just how aggressive client demand would become.
“Businesses of all sizes are clamoring for these services—and not just in Silicon Valley. In five to 10 years, nobody is going to own their own data center, which is why cloud services are such an important part of our business,” Roatch said. “We now bake automation and site reliability into every single one of our projects. It’s a true differentiator for us and a key component for winning new deals that speak to our expertise.”
In the last decade, 27Global has outgrown its office, relocating to – and filling – a new office in Leawood, Kansas, opened and tripled the size of its Denver office, and staffed more than 60 employees in Vietnam. Roatch says the industry landscape is “virtually unrecognizable” today, noting how difficult it can be to keep step with changes. He believes 27Global has cemented its place in the market because of its willingness to forecast trends, take risks and hire the right people.
“Everybody feels like it’s a collaborative environment, which is a direct result of our reinforcement of core values at all meetings,” Roatch said. “We live by the abundance mentality, which maintains that there’s enough success to go around. We don’t have situations where employees are reluctant to help one another because we share in the success we achieve together.”
The company already has 127% of 2019’s revenue under contract for 2020, with another 20-40% anticipated in sales revenue growth. As they enter the new year, Roatch expects the team will continue to broaden and deepen their expertise, setting high goals for both personal and professional development:
“We master and implement the latest techniques and technologies,” he said. “We don’t cut corners. We put rigor and engineering method into our approach, and we have high expectations for it.”
Founded in 2008, 27Global designs, builds and operates custom software solutions for businesses of all sizes. The perfect pairing of a local leadership with offshore pricing, 27Global has the business acumen to understand your vision and the expertise to build your software solution. Learn more on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.