rvatech/ Members Light Up the 2021 Inc. 5000


Written by rvatech/CEO – Nick Serfass


Inc. magazine recently announced their annual Inc. 5000, a nationwide list of companies demonstrating explosive revenue growth over the last three years. Seven of those companies are rvatech/ members and we couldn’t be prouder. In case you’re wondering who they are and what they do, we have the answers!



Terazo (#579)


Terazo is a software and platform development firm that empowers clients to run more efficiently and unlock new business value through integration and automation. The folks at Terazo build and support mission-critical applications, online services, and platforms that enable innovation for customers across a wide spectrum of industries including healthcare, insurance, logistics, finance, and retail. They provide strategic consulting, software engineering, data engineering, and reliability engineering for clients large and small. They specialize in helping clients plan for growth, integrate and automate manual processes, develop and deploy in the cloud, wrangle data, and manage critical resources. Terazo is led by CEO Mark Wensell, CDO Chris Busse, and CFO George Boatright.



Paymerang (#2373)


Paymerang provides an electronic payment solution that streamlines and simplifies the payment of suppliers. Unlike some other payment solutions, Paymerang does all the work for you, from enrolling vendors to processing payments to reconciliation and follow-up. Simply upload your existing check file and fund your payments. They also protect your payments—securely enrolling suppliers online, encrypting their account information, storing it on your behalf and requiring secondary authentication for administrators using the website. Paymerang even has a rewards program to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Paymerang is led by CEO Nasser Chanda, CFO John Heyel, and CTO Andy Savage.



Hilb Group (#2721)


The Hilb Group works to be the perfect blend of big and small in the insurance brokerage business. They offer a wide swath of products at almost any risk profile coupled with personal service provided by local broker partners. The Hilb Group has over 30 industry specialties distributed over four categories: specialty programs, employee benefits, commercial lines, and personal insurance products. The Hilb Group is led by CEO Richard Spiro, COO Jason Angus, CFO Robert Blanton, and CIO Bert Hardy.



Simple Thread (#2825)


Simple Thread is dedicated to one thing, building amazing digital products. They are obsessed with understanding users, designing software that meets their needs, and then delivering systems that are built to last. The Simple Thread team specializes in product strategy, user research, user experience design, visual design and creative, software design, software engineering, data engineering, DevOps and cloud, and product and project management. They’ll be the first to tell you that what sets them apart is that they are a team of artists, bakers, axe-throwers, amateur etymologists, and dungeon masters, but what brings them all together is that they care deeply about their partners. Simple Thread is led by partners Justin Etheridge and Al Tenhundfeld.



Infinitive (#3,400)


Infinitive is a client-focused transformation and technology consultancy driven to help companies envision, build, and optimize innovative cloud strategies and solutions. They are self-proclaimed techies, data geeks, process gurus, project delivery experts, and industry SMEs. Infinitive specializes in working with complex infrastructures in high security and compliance environments for financial services, telecommunications, media, nonprofit, and higher education. Infinitive is led by Founder and CEO Denis McFarland and President and COO Phil Kyle.



AIS Network (#3877)


AIS Network specializes in cloud enablement, information security and risk management, application development, and managed services. AIS Network works to operationalize IT strategy, solving complex IT challenges and managing digital risk in an unpredictable world. As the trusted and reliable partner of Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations, government agencies, the Commonwealth of Virginia and other large enterprises, they drive exceptional value through a deep knowledge of data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls. Their unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with clients to deliver these solutions in addition to multi-cloud managed services for the world’s leading platforms, data visualization and analytics, high security hosting and consultative reviews. AIS Network is led by Chairman and CSO Kurt Baumann, CEO Jay Atkinson, COO Eddie McAndrew, and VP of Marketing and Communications Laurie Head.



Vaco (#4460)


Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies across the country and around the world, in all kinds of different industries. The folks at Vaco place qualified candidates in hard-to-fill positions and solve tough problems for businesses. They specialize in several sectors including technology, accounting and finance, healthcare IT solutions,  financial services, supply chain and retail planning, and HR, administration, and operations. Vaco is led by co-founders President Jay Hollomon and CEO Brian Waller, as well as locally in Richmond by Managing Partner Amy Miller and Managing Director Mary Lynne Staib.



CapTech Consulting (#4766)


CapTech Consulting focuses on serving clients in four categories: management, technology, data and analytics, and customer experience. Their management team specializes in agile transformation, change management, Salesforce, or Workday. The technology team can help with devops or architecture modernization. The CapTech data and analytics team can advance machine learning projects or assist with data privacy efforts. And the customer experience team can help a client develop an experience strategy, improve their digital accessibility, enhance their conversational tech, or even boost their brand identity. CapTech’s Richmond location is led by Chairman and Co-founder Sandy Williamson, Co-founder and Board Member Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, CFO Heather Long, CTO Vinnie Schoenfelder, President and Principal Joanna Bergeron, President and Principal Drew Tester, Principal Brian Bischoff, and Principal Dennis Browne.


Solvaria (#4957)


Solvaria provides enterprise class database services so that clients can give their databases the attention they deserve. They specialize in tackling database performance issues, initiating and executing data projects, providing 24×7 database support, and helping to map out a client’s overall technology strategy when necessary. With an unmatched level of expertise, the Solvaria team has provided custom data solutions through a flexible service delivery model to companies in nearly every industry. Chances are, if you’re having a data-related issue, they’ve handled it before. Solvaria is led by CEO Greg Samuels, VP of Client Service Delivery Pamela Craven, VP of Client Engagement Angel Smith, and VP of Marketing Jenn Frayser.