IntelliDyne's growth fuels multiple executive moves

IntelliDyne has been making news all year with a slew of upper management promotions, in particular the elevation of Tony Crescenzo from chief operating officer to CEO.

Even in a people business such as government contracting, the activity is noteworthy. So, what's behind all these personnel moves?

Part of the answer to that question is how quickly the company has been growing. “We don’t want growth to outpace our ability to deliver, which is why you see some of the extra management being identified,” said Crescenzo, who was named CEO in June after two years as COO.

The company's growth has led the company to appoint several new executives, including a slew of vice presidents and senior vice presidents and a new chief financial officer.

The company shows no signs of slowing down, either; just last week, the company tapped a new vice president of technology.

With the exception of one person, all of these new positions have been filled internal promotions, Crescenzo said. And that's because of the company's culture.

“It’s less a reward than something you earn. We are at our core a meritocracy. We’re not the most hierarchical organization that you’ll run into in government contracting, in fact, we’re very flat, but our growth has necessitated more robust management,” Crescenzo said.

IntelliDyne entered the government contracting market at its inception in 1999, when it was founded by current president and chairman, Robert Grey. Back then, the company only had a handful of employees; now, the company has grown to around 300 employees.

The company focuses on strategy through implementation in the enterprise infrastructure market, and is currently pushing the infrastructure out into mobile, Crescenzo said.

IntelliDyne has some good projects under its belt, too; for example, the company runs the entire infrastructure for the Military Health System, including Tricare,, and others.

“That entire ecosystem, the entire veterans population is serviced by us,” Crescenzo said.

All together, the company serves just shy of 20 agencies, including FEMA, for whom the company is currently undertaking a project kickstarted by Superstorm Sandy.

“It’s a business intelligence analysis of the data at FEMA to determine the most efficient way to stage, deliver and manage logistics in the context of an emergency,” Crescenzo said.

Because of projects like these, the company has been steadily growing since day one, and at IntelliDyne, growth and people are directly related. “Growth has created the opportunity for people to move up, but the people have created the growth,” Crescenzo said.

The culture at the company is one that favors collaboration, even more so than you’d normally find a government contractor, Crescenzo said. The company has a saying that “everyone has a voice, and every voice counts.”

Crescenzo joked that the folks at IntelliDyne call themselves the “un-contractors,” saying that they strike themselves as being more similar to a Silicon Valley startup than a D.C.-area government contractor.

But the company certainly is cementing itself as the latter, and has high hopes for the future. “Our focus is really on bulletproofing the enterprise, and then pushing out those value-added services, mobile, cyber, the cloud where it’s appropriate, but all in the context of enterprise infrastructure management,” Crescenzo said.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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