Avalon Consulting, LLC Announces Record Annual Results

33% revenue growth, addition of 19 new enterprise clients and delivery on over 40 Big Data projects among 2014 highlights

Plano, Texas – May 5, 2015 – Avalon Consulting, LLC today announced record annual results for 2014.    Avalon is capitalizing on disciplined investments in emerging technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop to establish itself as the industry leader for Big Data services.  Combined with the company’s existing core competencies in Digital Asset Management, Web Presence, and Enterprise Search, the Big Data practice enables Avalon to expertly guide clients to successful outcomes.  Entering its 13th year of operation, Avalon has become firmly established as a “go to” partner for CIOs and CDOs seeking to maximize data investments through advanced technology.

Geographically, Avalon expanded its presence with the opening of an office in Boulder, CO to complement existing offices in Plano, TX (HQ), Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC.

2014 Growth Occurred Across All Functional Practice Lines

Big Data Services

Avalon’s Hadoop Center of Expertise has enabled clients to benefit from an expert team that stays at the forefront of the rapidly evolving Hadoop ecosystem. Avalon’s leadership in the Enterprise NoSQL space was recognized in achieving the  MarkLogic Partner Excellence Award.

Web Presence & Content Publishing Solutions

Avalon enters its 13th year of implementing large scale web content management systems; the company continues to be a leader in OpenText Web Experience Manager services.  Avalon’s Digital Asset Management practice was solidified in 2014 with the promotion of Demian Hess to Director of Digital Asset Management and Publishing Systems.  DAM solutions leveraging semantics and metadata were implemented for multiple clients and Hess was featured both as a speaker at industry events and as an author in leading trade publications.

Enterprise Search

In its 10th year, Avalon’s search practice expanded to offer services on the full Elastic stack – Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Multiple clients benefited from the Search Workshop which delivers a roadmap aligning search features to business objectives.

Applied Innovation Team.

Thought leadership is necessary in transforming data investments into business results. Avalon’s Applied Innovation Team represents the company’s commitment to continuously researching the most advanced methods and technologies for delivering breakthrough solutions. The Analytics FrameworkTM is one example of such innovation.

Community Commitment

Avalon maintained its commitment to “serving the community” throughout the year. Multiple initiatives were headlined by the company’s sponsorship of an event at the St. Jude Target House of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® and participation in the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. TM that resulted in a $16,000 donation to St. Jude in support of cancer research.

“2014 was a milestone year for our company,” said Tom Reidy, Avalon Consulting, LLC Founder and CEO. “We delivered excellence on behalf of our clients and our stakeholders. We grew revenues by 33% and successfully increased our employee base by over 25% while maintaining our rigorous hiring standards.  Additionally, we rolled out an employee equity program that will further motivate our high caliber staff and reward them for their contributions to our continued success. Being able to achieve these results while also being able to make a difference in our communities is simply that much more gratifying.”

About Avalon Consulting, LLC

Avalon Consulting, LLC transforms data investments into actionable business results through the visioning and implementation of Big Data, Web Presence, Content Publishing, and Enterprise Search solutions. We are the trusted partner to over one hundred clients, primarily Global 2000 companies, public agencies, and institutions of higher learning. Avalon is known for providing clients a superior engagement experience through a combination of business acumen, intellectual curiosity, collaborative work style, and strong partnerships with award-winning vendors. Avalon’s deep technical expertise mitigates project risk and reduces total cost of ownership for our clients. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Avalon also maintains offices in Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit Avalon’s website or follow Avalon on LinkedIn.

About Casey Green

Casey Green is EVP of Business Development and an Owner of Avalon Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of software industry experience and is responsible for overall management of Avalon's partner selection and relationships, marketing, sales and business development.
Find his full profile here: http://www.avalonconsult.com/our-leaders#casey-green

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