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DC-Area Company Ranked Amount 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses

Falls Church, VA – 2 November 2023. Sierra7 has been named to the annual Vet100 list —a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing Veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. Business Media and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Sierra7 ranked 459 on the 2023 Inc. 5000 annual list. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.

Originally established as the Vet50 list, the list was expanded in 2020 to include 100 Veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgment of the growing culture and success of Veteran entrepreneurs.

“We are honored to receive this award for the 2nd year in a row. It is a true testament to our team’s dedication, service excellence, and commitment to our mission of serving those who serve,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer Rafael Fagundo.

Formed in 2009, Sierra7 specializes in management consulting and information technology services to VA and other federal agencies. Sierra7 is a prime contractor on the $22B T4NG IDIQ, $70M Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Health Information Management (HIM) Coding BPA, $65M VA Telecare Companion IDIQ, and $1B VA IHT IDIQ, with 70 VA task orders executed in the last four years. The company is also a prime contractor on NASA SEWP V Group C, HHS CIO-SP3 SB and SDVOSB, and VA’s VETS2 GWACs. Sierra7 is CMMI-SVC Level 3-appraised and ISO 9001-2015, ISO/IEC 2000-1:2018, and ISO/IEC 270001:2013 certified.

“Economic prosperity is so important to many aspects of American life, from home and main street to even our standing in the world,” said Scott Omelianuk, Inc. Business Media’s Editor in Chief. “Given that prosperity is driven by small business, and given, we now know, the impact Veteran founders have on that small business, we can only continue to recognize them and say, again, thank you for your service.”

“In almost every industry, we see Veteran-owned businesses excelling by applying leadership and management skills they learned from their military service and having a tremendous impact in their communities,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the IVMF. “Veteran entrepreneurs are a critical component of the small business landscape, and we’re excited to see some of our program graduates recognized by Inc., particularly those who are enjoying recurring placement on the Vet100 list. We appreciate Inc.’s commitment to highlighting these success stories. One specific area we’re proud to see growth in this year is the number of those businesses whose Veteran business owners are women. All of us here at the IVMF take pride in moments like these, and we’re grateful for the continued partnership with Inc.”

Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Dinner and Awards Ceremony at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference in Dallas, TX.

About Sierra7

Sierra7, Inc. is a leading solutions provider in technology, citizen engagement, products and solutions, and consulting and analytics. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and CMMI-SVC Level 3-appraised member of the government technology and services industry, Sierra7 holds critical federal government prime contracts, including T4NG, VHA-IHT, GSA VETS 2, NIH CIO-SP3, NASA SEWP V, VA TeleCare Companion, and several GSA schedules. In 2023, Sierra7 ranked No. 459 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2023, Sierra7 was recognized as a Vet100 honoree and a 2022 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Midsize Patriot Employer of the Year.

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