As the president and one of the founders of nParallel, I’m thrilled that our company was named a Best Place to Work by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal! This award is something we take unprecedented gratitude in because we know this is a testament to our employees and culture.

It’s true. Our people are gold. Our company consists of a rare collection of individuals who actually look forward to seeing each other every morning. Our company culture is that of chili fests and charity events; we’re each other’s professional weekend movers and the ongoing verbal banter of each other’s horrible bowling scores. We are friends.

In May of 2018, we celebrated our 15-year company anniversary with an all-employee retreat in Northern Minnesota. This getaway allowed us to have a memorable time away as an organization to celebrate who we are, as a collaborative, collective team – all 40 of us plus our employee’s partners.

Our team hires extremely well. nParallel employees are the best-of industry pros. We’ve learned that hiring is more than just hiring for a skill you’re looking for, but it’s equally important to hire an individual who carries the DNA we’re looking for: one of loyalty, integrity, and professionalism. Our employees are the people who truly invest in our clients. We hire those that love the work they do, do it with excellence, and invest throughout the office and into our clients. These people are an assembly of unique minds, a gathering of refined skills, a crew of willing backs, and a family of talented professionals lifting as one for our clients, and each other.

Lastly, our company is committed to a culture of giving and supporting. As an extension of nParallel, in 2017 we launched a program called Exhibiting Good, a company initiative to corporately give back to the community. The kick off to this program provided each team member with nParallel dollars to give to the nonprofit of their choice. Earlier this spring, we mailed cookies to our partners across the nation as an unexpected “thank you.” And we are committed as a team to continue to Exhibit Good in the community in an authentic way.

nParallel has become what we hoped it would. It is because of our people and their commitment to our culture and values that we have the honor to be named one of Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work! Thank you to our employees for making this honor possible and thank you to our clients for believing in us and supporting us over the past 15 years.