For the 7th year in a row, OGSystems has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. To celebrate this achievement, we highlighted 7 employees who have been with OGSystems for 7 years.
Garrett is the co-founder and CEO of OGSystems (OGS), a firm that prides itself on its entrepreneurial culture that emphasizes risk taking and idea engineering. OGSystems is a geospatial and security solutions company and exists to improve national security through innovation. We Own the Outcome by taking personal responsibility for little improvements and big innovations.
Describe your path to OGS. What led you and Omar to found the company?
My first job was as an Air Force officer, and you get a strong sense of mission and urgency there. My first job out of the Air Force was as a contractor, and the software development timelines were slllooowwww, and opportunities to lead were 10 or 15 years in the making at the large companies. We started OGS to increase solution velocity and to provide a ground floor for innovative personalities.
What has been the most exciting thing you’ve seen in OGSystems’ evolution as a company?
Going from doing things myself to bringing on some real pros as our HR team has been the best thing! There have been hundreds of little milestones along the way like this, but recently to be trusted by our primary customer for 80% of the task orders awarded on a massive full and open geospatial and security solutions contract has been huge validation of our culture, people, and our Immersive Engineering methodology.
What hasn’t changed about OGS in the last 7 years?
The formula has always ever been about the best idea from any altitude in the organization – get great people, make sure they are heard, and provide a system and a culture for pursuing excellence. Being a destination firm for talented people that want to make an impact keeps things fresh because you have a lot of support and the positive peer pressure that comes from pushing other A players to up their game.
Each individual plays an important role in OGSystems continued growth. What to join our team of defense innovators? Click below to read all 7 features and tell us a little about yourself.