HQ: ST.LOUIS, MO.
Since 1985, Daugherty Business
Solutions has specialized in helping
companies think bigger and expect
more, all while delivering results
with a real-world approach. With
expertise in the areas of enterprise
planning, digital engagement, agile
transformation, technology optimization, Io T and Mobile Applications,
Information Management and more,
Daugherty consultants are solving
mission-critical projects for some of
the most well-known companies in
the world, says Ron Daugherty, CEO
of Daugherty Business Solutions.
Daugherty sat down with
Consulting to discuss the firm’s 59 percent
growth rate and No. 51 ranking.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Daugherty: One primary factor
that contributed to our growth is our
culture of delivery excellence and
the superior people we have on our
team. We’re continuing to invest in
thought leadership, hiring only the
best of the best in key areas such as
analytics and agile transformation.
We are trusted advisors to some of
the most successful businesses in the
world, and much of our success is
due to repeat and referral business.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Daugherty: 2016 is shaping up
quite nicely for us. We’re continu-
ing to improve our leadership band-
width, promoting from within, and
investing heavily in key areas of
thought leadership. This is espe-
cially true of our capabilities in Big
Data and PMO as well as our Enter-
prise Information Management and
Agile Centers of Excellence. This
has really paid off, and we are do-
ing innovative work for our clients
in many different industries like
CPG, retail, healthcare and finan-
cial services to name a few.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Daugherty: 2017 could be our biggest year ever. We’re continuing to
increase our leadership bandwidth,
our sales organization is ramping up,
and we’ve added even more to our
ability to bring thought leadership to
our clients. We’ve been excelling at
this for the past 30 years, and we’re
looking forward to increasing our
stride to leverage new technology
and innovation to drive even more
business value in the coming year.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Daugherty: Greatest challenges
and greatest opportunities are one
and the same. Our goal is to grow
to a billion dollars in annual reve-
nue over the next 9 years, which we
are currently on track to achieve.
2017 will be a turning point for us
to use the necessary processes and
systems we’ve built to really drive
forward in pursuit of this goal. Hit-
ting our goals will occur when we
are able to really institutionalize
our tribal knowledge.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Daugherty: While we aren’t in this
business for the awards, it’s nice to
have the terrific work of our people
be recognized and a great way to
measure our progress in a quantifiable manner. So, thank you to all
my Daugherty teammates. Our hard
work is making a positive impact on
our clients, our employees, and our
communities. I’m so proud of all of
them and what we’ve built together.