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Awards and Certifications

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



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


NVTC Tech 100 Honoree

Competing against companies of all sizes, Excella was named a 2019 NVTC Tech 100 Honoree and was recognized as an organization demonstrating innovation and a transformative vision within the region’s technology industry. 2019 had more than 180 nominations from the area’s technology community and honorees were announced at an awards dinner in November.


Moxie Awards Finalist (2019)

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


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.

Best Management Consulting Firms

(Forbes, 2019, 2018)

The annual ranking of Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms surveyed thousands of partners and senior executives to determine the top firms. The 216 firms with the most recommendations have been divided into 16 functional areas, including strategy and digital transformation.


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.



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).

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.


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.