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Credence Independent Management Advisors

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Benefits
Credence takes great efforts to ensure that our compensation plan is clearly better than the industry average in the areas that we support. We perform market salary surveys to ensure that we stay competitive, not only in our salary compensation plans, but also in our total compensation and comprehensive benefits that we provide to our employees.

Credence offers a total compensation program that includes a comprehensive benefits package with:

·        Competitive Salaries;
·        Company Paid Healthcare and Disability Insurance Coverage;
·        Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays;
·        Flexible Spending Account (FSA);
·        401(K) Retirement Plan;
·        Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
·        Professional Training and Development;
·        Employee Recognition, Incentive, and Bonus Programs;
·        Team Building Events and Employee Parties.

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Culture
Credence Culture

Credence has a corporate culture that is focused on employee empowerment, recognition, reward, and retention.

Credence was started with the vision of creating an organization that would attract the best talent in the industry and treat each team member as a partner in the organization. This is achieved through our culture of excellence and trust that encourages each team member to innovate and take their own initiative.

The Credence corporate culture promotes collaboration and partnership, facilitates successful outcomes by investing in resources and education, and finally, shares the results of our success with every team member.

Our objective of maintaining a high-quality workforce is reflected in our corporate culture that focuses career on three core values: Trust, Partnership, and Success. As an everyday reminder, these core values also constitute part of the Credence logo.

One of the primary benefits of the Credence corporate culture is its positive influence in our efforts to identify, hire, develop, and retain staff with the experience, skills, and qualifications required to perform the highest quality work for our customers.inde

We believe in Level 5 leadership (Jim Collins, Good to Great, 2001), and encourage our people to become Level 5 leaders - leaders who are humble, have the fierce will to succeed, channel their ego needs away from themselves into the larger goal of building a great company, and set up their subordinates for even greater success.

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Careers
At Credence, we firmly believe that the quality of our service to our customers is directly dependent on our ability to attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We are proud of the top-notch people we attract. Moreover, we also understand that when we treat our employees fairly and with respect, they do the same with our end-customers.

Finding and retaining the best employees is critical to our success and to the success of our customers. We also consider employee retention to be critical, as team members are vital to the success of the customers’ business missions, and we take deliberate steps to maintain a stellar record of employee retention.

Credence Independent Management Advisors Awards
As a result of Credence’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer service, the company is the recipient of multiple, successive awards. Credence’s noteworthy awards include:

·        2013 GovCon Awards, Small Business Contractor of the Year

·        Washington Technology Fast 50, two consecutive listings in 2014 and 2013 (ranked #21 amongst all companies in the Federal market in 2013)

·        Inc. 500 │ 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies, three consecutive listings in 2014, 2013, and 2012 (ranked #58 among government services firms in 2013)

·        Fast 50 Asian American Businesses, four consecutive listings in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011

"The credit for our success goes to our people, and these awards are acknowledgement of their commitment to our clients”
- Prashant Gaur, President of Credence.

The annual Washington Technology Fast 50 rankings commemorate a celebration of achievements from some of the most successful small businesses in the market. Credence has been listed in the rankings for the last two consecutive years, substantiating an ability to adapt and change with the Federal and commercial markets. The annual rankings are based on five years of revenue to calculate a compounded annual growth rate.

Inc. 500 | 5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Credence’s inclusion in this nation-wide list for the past three years illustrates the company’s extraordinarily consistent growth. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500 | 5000. "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. More information can be found at: inc.com

Annual “Fast 50 Asian American Business” Award puts the spotlight on the outstanding achievements of Asian American-owned businesses. In 2014 and the three previous years, Credence was named one of the fastest growing 50 companies in the nation through this esteemed award. To qualify for the ranking, companies must be owned by one or more Asian Americans (at least 51% ownership) and have at least $1 million in the immediate past three fiscal years of operation, among other eligibility criteria.. More information can be found at: Fast 50 Asian American Businesses

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Certifications
Capability Model Maturity Integration (CMMI) Level 3

Credence has been appraised by Teradata Corporation at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 for Credence means that the standards, process descriptions, and procedures for a particular project can be tailored from Credence’s set of standard processes and therefore are more consistent by the tailoring guidelines. At Maturity Level 3, processes are managed more proactively using an understanding of the inter-relationships of the process activities and detailed measures of the process, its work products, and its services.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008

Credence Management Solutions has been assessed and approved by QAS International to the management systems, standards and guideline ISO 9001:2008. With the permitted exclusion of clause 7.3 Design and Development and 7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment. The approved administration systems apply to the provision of program management and consulting services to government clients.

Industry Best Practices and Standards
·        Credence utilizes the following industry best-practices, processes, and standards in our customer engagements.
·        Project Management Institute (PMI)
·        Earned Value Management (EVM)
·        Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Credence Small Business Certifications

·        Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(A) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
o   Program Participation Period: August 19, 2009 through August 18, 2018
·        Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) certified Small Business Reserve (SBR)
·        Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
·        Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Solutions
Credence provides innovative management and technology solutions, strategy, business transformation, advisory and implementation services to government agencies. We serve as trusted advisors to our government customers and ensure success by aligning our goals with the goals of the government decision-makers.

Our Principals have been executives in large firms, in government, and in leadership positions with government industry associations. They are industry-recognized technology and business leaders who have joined Credence with the mission of creating an exceptional consulting firm that is focused on supporting Public Sector Business Transformation or Information Technology Modernization initiatives.

Our employees, on average, have over 15 years of experience and possess a combination of both functional and technical skills, along with the ability to think in an independent and objective capacity. We operate with minimum overhead and our model allows us to deliver results with smaller teams and competitive costs.

Credence Independent Management Advisors: Community Service
Credence executives actively serves in leadership positions with several non-profit and industry associations.

Pan IIT Alumni Association

PanIIT is an umbrella organization representing an alumni network of the most recognizable symbol of India's intellectual excellence, achievement and leadership: the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) system. IIT Alumni, around the world, have created sustained value for organizations and communities with their thought leadership, business acumen, and sense of social responsibility, all of which are the tenets of the IIT brand of education.

IIT alumni achievements and contributions include:

·        Created about 20 million jobs, created $500 billion of economic value, and control annual budgets of $1 trillion worldwide

·        Pioneering such technologies as cellular communications and HDTV
·        Founder or CxOs of 60% of Silicon Valley startups
·        Leading executive at firms such as Citicorp, Hartford Financial, Harman International, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and Rohm & Haas

·        Dean at leading universities such as Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and Director of the National Science Foundation

·        Honored by the US House of Representatives (HR 227) for the economic innovation attributable to graduates of the IIT.

Sid Chowdhary current serves as the President of Pan IIT USA, and serves as an Officer and Board Member since 2009.

American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

ACT-IAC is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry exchange information and collaborate on technology issues in the public sector. Prashant Gaur is a Past President of ACT (2009-2011).

Fairfax County Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee (ITPAC)

The ITPAC is committed to providing the Fairfax County government with the resources it requires to keep pace with emerging trends in IT; to providing citizens, the business community, and employees with timely and convenient access to information and services through the use of technology; and to using new technologies to create new business processes and improve government efficiency. Sid Chowdhary has been appointed as the Dranesville District Representative and serves on the ITPAC since 2010.

Non Profit Charitable Organizations

dc gala Credence is proud to support various nonprofit charitable organizations in the U.S. and overseas. We support efforts to improve children’s literacy, which is one of the most critical issues of our time. In order for future generations to succeed, children must have access to the most basic building blocks for learning – and literacy is the basis for all educational endeavors.

Credence supports a number of nonprofit organizations focused on literacy, including Everybody Wins! DC and Pratham USA.

Everybody Wins! DC is the largest children’s literacy and mentoring organization in the Washington, DC-metro area. Credence participates as a sponsor of the EW!DC Annual Gala and the EW!DC Scramble Golf Tournament.

Credence also sponsors Pratham, which provides pre-school reading intervention to more than 34 million children in India.

Credence Independent Management Advisors
We Are The Innovation Company

Credence provides innovative management and technology solutions, strategy, business transformation, advisory and implementation services to government agencies. We serve our government customers in an independent and objective capacity, combining our agency-specific knowledge with functional, technical, and acquisition capabilities to support the mission and goals of government programs that are undertaking Business Transformation and Information Technology Modernization initiatives.

The Credence management team has extensive experience in working with all levels of government and in serving in senior executive positions within Government Agencies, Private Companies, and Professional/Non-Profit Associations.  They each have managed profitable IT services businesses in emerging and mature markets and have a proven record of growing government contracting companies.  They are business technologist and practitioners who have achieved industry recognition in their areas of expertise, focused on delivering solutions aligned to mission needs quickly and cost effectively.  We are a small company with the experience, skills and relationships of a big one.