True to our culture of entrepreneurialism, innovation and investment are two words that define our efforts over the last year and will continue into 2016. For the eighth consecutive year, Markon achieved significant growth and profitability. We are at a pivotal moment in our maturity that commands new ideas, more effective processes, and an investment in our future in order to continue growing and outperforming our peers.
In 2015, we signed a ten-year lease expanding our office space and invested in new accounting and human resources software. We realigned our markets to gain efficiencies by focusing on Portfolios—Defense, Civilian, Intelligence, and Commercial—and asked four of our best leaders to take charge of these Portfolios. We are proud to report that we continued our track record of a 100% success rate for contract recompetes. The latest example and largest win we have had was the DIA’s Technical Services contract. It required a team effort with over 20 employees involved in helping us win.
We have continued to invest in and improve several internal programs that are crucial to our strategy and culture. They include Markon University, markonFIT, ideas@markonsolutions, the Lunch and Learn series, and the third year of the Leadership Development Program, which helps to train the next generation of leaders.
It’s an exciting time for Markon. Our success to-date puts us in an advantageous place to take new risks and engage in new ventures in 2016. Thank you for all that you do for Markon, your community, and our clients.
Matthew J. Dean, President/CEO