Recognizing Passion and Perseverance

The secret to our success is to find the right people, with the right skills for the right position.  That’s why our partners experience a 92% employee retention rate on average.  From the start, our employees become a part of our “one team” philosophy to create an environment where individuals not only feel valued but confident in the opportunity to step up to lead, grow and contribute to the overall success of the team.

SMC Squared Co-Founder and CEO, Patricia Connolly developed the Grit Award after being inspired by the book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” by Angela Duckworth.  Since the inception of the Grit Award, SMC Squared has been recognizing individuals who continuously go above and beyond with that special blend of passion and persistence.  The award, which is widely embraced by SMC Squared employees, was most recently expanded to honor exemplary individuals who thrived particularly despite the challenges they faced in 2020.

“The winners of this quarter’s awards were handpicked based on the individual’s contributions during a period of time that was all but ordinary.  We wanted to recognize candidates who had shown the courage and resilience to achieve their commitments during challenging times,” said Director of Human Resources Supriya Ambuga.

“While we did consider the outcome of their actions, we heavily considered associates who have demonstrated overall attitude, will, and the coordination to lead their team during complex situations. “

The quarterly awards recognize the top-performing individuals who have the right skill set with the ideal mindset to match.  Individuals who are committed to their own success and the success of the companies they work with; whose meaningful intentions and perseverance contribute to the long-term success of their companies. 

Please join us in congratulating the Q4 2020 Grit Award nominees:

Shankar C “Shankar is an inspiration for other team members when it comes to clarification.  He is always learning new concepts and techniques in the data science area.”

Ramya M “Ramya has exhibited great team leader capabilities by bringing the team together and instilling confidence in their skill sets.”

Nitesh M – “Nitesh has been instrumental in maturing API & Integration capabilities within the company.”

Jayanta S – “Jayanta has excellent technical skills and has worked to lead our mobile development team.”

Raveendra T –  “In his role as Senior finance executive, Raveendra consistently demonstrates exemplary service while maintaining a positive attitude, even when the request is challenging.”

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For more information contact:
Trent Michaels
Director, Business Development
+1.612.240.8988 |

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