BayFirst Solutions named “Fastest Growing Company” by Washington Business Journal

Nov 10, 2016 by bfsadmin Category: Awards, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – BayFirst Solutions LLC was named one of 2016’s “fastest growing companies” by the Washington Business Journal, joining the exclusive ranks of only twelve of other companies to earn the distinction two years in a row. With more than 187 percent annual revenue growth and more than 100 full-time employees added since 2013, BayFirst was recognized as the 28th fastest growing company in the DC region.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the region’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row,” BayFirst CEO Kevin Gooch said of the award. “The record growth we have experienced is evidence of the hard work our entire team has done in the past several years. We are on track to keep growing, and we are constantly looking for new opportunities to bring our real-world expertise and progressive solutions to serve our clients across the homeland and national security sectors.”

Gooch was joined by BayFirst President Robert Rice, Senior Vice Presidents Tommey Meyers and Jim Fagan, and other senior company leaders for the award ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Ritz Carlton in McLean, VA. Jointly receiving the award on behalf of the entire BayFirst team, Gooch and Rice highlighted the company’s commitment to diversity and strategic team building during the award ceremony:

“Everyone in this room has a disability of some sort, or rather, a weakness. At BayFirst, we’re acutely aware of our individual, human weaknesses and do all we can to surround ourselves with capable colleagues with different strengths. It makes us the formidable dream team we are,” Gooch spoke while Rice signed, a tribute to the company’s early start providing sign language interpreting services to the federal government, prior to focusing on management consulting and homeland security.

BayFirst President Robert Rice signs the company’s appreciation for being named one of the D.C. area’s fastest growing companies.

Total revenues for BayFirst Solutions jumped from $14.9 million in 2013 to more than $42.7 million in 2015. Total headcount more than doubled from 74 full-time employees to 188 on average for the same time period.

“It’s uplifting to see the pride and excitement that our employees express in being a part of BayFirst’s growth. It is really energizing everyone at every level of our company, and we are constantly looking for new talent to join our dynamic team,” Gooch noted.

This Washington Business Journal award comes on the heels of another national recognition in recent days. Late last month, BayFirst was also named among the nations’ fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine, achieving the rank of #18 for the DC area and #1589 nationwide for 2016.


Founded in 2002, BayFirst Solutions LLC is a strategic management and technology consulting firm that helps government agencies plan, manage and execute programs that enhance public safety and homeland security.

In addition to corporate offices in the District of Columbia, BayFirst teams presently operate across the nation, partnering with public sector clients to deliver impactful results in the areas of security risk management, network engineering and cybersecurity, aviation and marine engineering, integrated logistics modernization, strategic planning and acquisitions.

To learn more about BayFirst Solutions, visit


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