The company was originally started in 1981 by Henry Garland as a company that developed software for the IBM AS/400 mainframe. As the PC came along and Henry looked for ways to continue to support the AS/400, the company evolved to providing information security consulting services and did that through the early 2000s.
In 2003, Brad Garland came aboard with Henry after graduating from University of North Texas. Henry and Brad Garland refocused the company on the financial institution market. Starting with just five clients we expanded to over 100 clients in other industries.
In 2007, Brad Garland took on the role of CEO and began expanding into other states as well as creating other services offerings including software, compliance, and information cybersecurity service offerings.
In 2012, Brad created a new company Virtual Compliance to focus on supporting the compliance and security governance roles with an increase in focus on our consulting offerings. These companies expanded our reach to serve a need in the market for regulatory compliance assistance, expanded vendor management, and contract negotiations. All the companies missions are the same – to impact people’s lives.
We place our company at the intersection of creating a high-performance profitable company while also having a larger purpose for why we work. The HEART initiatives are the areas of purpose we want to lean into whether by promoting these values with our staff, bringing awareness to the other businesses around us to our way of thinking or by donating our people’s money or time to causes we believe in. This is the kind of company we want to be.
Our culture is something we take great pride in. We are looking for passionate people that have a point of view but that understand that there is a fine line between confident and cocky. We learned a lot about the wrong way to work after working corporate jobs (bleh) so we want to have a place we want to come to each and every day.
Our people consist of singers, counselors, park rangers, DJs, referees, and scuba pro’s. We’ll let you guess which one is which on Our Team page. In short, we come from all around but all have one primary goal: Delighting the customer.
A humble attitude, no matter how much expertise we hold, is required to continually put others before our making the complicated seem easy.
Performing at our highest level of efficiency so we can meet our company & client goals.
To educate rather than just speaking ‘results’ to someone, you have to carry a sense of humility and flexibility to adapt to anyone’s learning style.
We want to energize both ourselves and our clients with our vision, goals, and thought leadership. To do this we need to be adaptable, open, and willing to adjust to the ever changing market.
If you focus on delighting the customers it has to be an experience that is above and beyond the norm.