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We believe in the power of technology, and we cultivate highly engaged teams of technologists to help our clients make real progress. Our expert technologists and company culture have won awards by industry-recognized organizations. We know that a career in technology is more than a job, so we invest in exceptional careers that allow our people to think big, grow in their field, and make an impact for their clients. We’re honored to receive recognition through the awards we’ve won for the work we do and the culture we create.


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2021 Industry Innovator Award

Washington Technology’s Industry Innovator Award program recognizes government projects that highlight innovative uses of technology. Excella was selected as a winner of the 2021 Industry Innovator Award for building out HHS OIG’s Grants Analytics Portal.

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Google Developers Expert (GDE)

Doguhan Uluca, Fellow

The Google Developers Experts (GDE) program is a global network of highly experienced technology experts, influencers, and thought leaders who actively support developers, companies, and tech communities by speaking at events and publishing content. These professionals actively contribute to and support the developer and startup ecosystems around the world, helping them build and launch highly innovative apps. Nearly 800 Experts represent 18+ Google technologies around the world!

Doguhan Uluca is a published author and a GDE in two areas, Web Technologies and Angular. In order to become a GDE, Doguhan demonstrated his expertise through speaking, creating content, contributing to open-source code, and mentoring others in the community. Being a GDE helps Doguhan advise Excella’s partners in short and long-term decision-making due to his extensive insider knowledge into the development of new tools and technology. To see more information about Doguhan’s publications, talks, and websites, you can head to his Github.

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40 under 40

(Leadership Center for Excellence, 2019)

The Leadership Center for Excellence is a regional non-profit that brings leadership research and training to participants at all career levels to help people change themselves, the community and the world.  The 40 Under 40 is an annual event that recognizes emerging leaders who demonstrate personal and/or professional impact through leadership in the Northern Virginia region.

  • Mahreen Rashid: Senior Vice President, People Services
  • Amanda Makulec: Managing Consultant, Data Visualization Lead
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Moxie Awards Finalist (2019 & 2021)

The Moxie Award program recognizes demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of the growth strategy of organizations in the DC metro community.

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Inc. 5000

The Inc. 5000 list honors the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders. We are honored to have made the list on six occasions which only 3% of businesses have accomplished.

Excella Named a 2020 NVTC Tech 100 Honoree

2020 NVTC Tech 100 Honoree

(NVTC Tech, 2020, 2019)

Competing against companies of all sizes, Excella was named a 2020 NVTC Tech 100 Honoree and was recognized as “…one of the region’s top technology companies that demonstrates dedication, vision and innovation” by Jennifer Taylor, NVTC president and CEO.

2020 saw nearly 200 nominations from the area’s technology community.

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Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Awards

The Engaged Performance Award recognizes organizations that have built superior levels of engagement and enablement, as measured through their recent surveys with Korn Ferry. Participants are measured on two key statements:

  • Engagement: I feel proud to work for the company.
    I would recommend the company as a good place to work.
  • Enablement: My job makes good use of my skills and abilities.
    Conditions in my job allow me to be about as productive as I can be.
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Best Management Consulting Firms

(Forbes, 2020, 2019, 2018)

The annual ranking of Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms surveyed thousands of partners and senior executives to determine the top firms. Excella has been named as one of the 222 firms with the most recommendations for the past three years. The top firms have been divided into 16 functional areas, including strategy and digital transformation.

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USCIS Director’s Pioneer Award

(myUSCIS, 2018)

Excella worked alongside USCIS, NTIS, the DOC, the USDS, 18F, and others to design and deploy myUSCIS, an innovative web application that changed the way people accessed immigration services. The myUSCIS team was honored with The Director’s Pioneer Award which recognizes and honors teams that exemplify ingenuity and innovation while reinventing the way that USCIS delivers services.

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FedHealthIT Innovation Award

(HHS OIG, 2020)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) was selected as a 2020 Innovation Award Winner by FedHealth IT for delivering multiple mission-critical initiatives including the HHS OIG Platform Modernization, Software Modernization, and the Grants Analytics Portal (GAP). Excella is honored to have worked alongside the HHS Office of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and others to modernize, transform, and develop this innovative platform that brings modern data solutions to support grants oversight for the entire Agency.

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Igniting Innovation Award

(ACT-IAC 2016, 2017)

Igniting Innovation is the premier annual awards event to showcase innovations to improve services for citizens and government operations at the federal, state, and local level, and industry. This event is intended to recognize the best-of-the-best, solve important problems, and showcase those ideas and successes.

  • Excella, along with DHS and USCIS, won the 2016 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Award for the USCIS myUSCIS Program beating 40 top finalists to claim the prestigious award.
  • Excella, along with DHS, USCIS and NTIS won the 2017 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Award for the USCIS Verification Program beating 30 top finalists (narrowed down from 110 submissions).
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Vault Consulting 50

(Vault, 2018)

We were named to the Vault Consulting 50  in 2018.  More than 9,000 survey responses from 60 North American firms ranked key influencing factors such as compensation, culture, promotions, work/life balance, and hours in the office (we were recognized in those last two areas too)!


Vault Best Consulting Firm for Work/Life Balance and Hours in Office

(Vault, 2018)

Vault Best Consulting Firm for Work/Life Balance (Vault, 2018) Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firm across a variety of factors that affect their daily working lives. Included in the rankings for hours in office and work/life balance, these results help to build a picture of Excella’s consultants and the benefits with which they are able to enjoy a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

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Washington Post Top Workplaces

(Washington Post, 2017)

The Washington Post Top Workplaces recognizes the region’s top places to work based solely on surveys completed by employees. We are proud to have made this list four times.