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Fast Enterprises Surpasses 500 Employees, Announces Two Associate Partner Promotions
|By Business Wire
|May 8, 2014 06:30 AM EDT
Government software and consulting services provider Fast Enterprises,
LLC (FAST) recently announced the hiring of its 500th
employee, as well as associate partner promotions for two veteran
employees—Dan DeKeyrel, the company’s chief financial officer, and
Maggie Gleason, a senior FAST project manager.
“We’ve seen incredible growth since the first implementation of our
GenTax® software for the provincial government of British
Columbia in 1999,” said Martin Rankin, FAST’s managing partner. “As our
workforce, product portfolio, and client list continue to expand, we
realize the importance of recognizing the talents and contributions of
employees like Maggie and Dan.”
Denver-based FAST provides commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software
solutions for agencies that manage a variety of government programs,
such as tax and revenue, driver licensing, vehicle registration, and
unemployment insurance. The company, started as a small partnership in
1997, now employs hundreds of consultants, software developers, and
other professionals who provide software and services to governments
“Hitting the 500th employee mark is a significant achievement
for FAST,” said Jennifer Tuvell, a FAST partner. “Maggie’s and Dan’s
hard work and dedication were contributing factors to helping us reach
DeKeyrel and Gleason have over 25 years of combined experience with
FAST. DeKeyrel, a certified public accountant, was hired by FAST in 2000
and began working as an accountant at the company’s second project site
in Boise, Idaho. Gleason joined FAST after graduating from college and
has served in multiple project management and support roles during her
nearly 12 years with the company.
“Right out of college, FAST provided me with a challenging and exciting
career,” said Gleason. “The culture of professional support and growth
is fantastic, and I’ve had the opportunity to play a meaningful role in
the successful implementation of our software for governments around the
world,” she said. “I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
DeKeyrel shares Gleason’s enthusiasm for FAST and for the opportunities
the company provides to its employees.
“You’d be hard pressed to find a company that has higher ethical
standards or does more for its employees,” said DeKeyrel. “Our goal is
always to deliver successful software and services to our government
clients, and employees who work hard to achieve this goal are recognized
and rewarded,” he said. “I’m proud to be part of such a great
About Fast Enterprises
FAST works with government agencies to implement its commercial
off-the-shelf software solutions, which are based on a core system
architecture that can be configured to provide agencies with the
options, settings, and functions necessary for effective and efficient
administration of their programs.
FAST’s software helps agencies reduce costs, enhance services, improve
the efficiency of internal operations, and maximize return on
investment. The company’s software solutions are browser-based,
platform-independent, service-oriented-architecture-compliant, and
scalable applications that run on industry standard hardware, operating
systems, and relational database management systems.
Government employees use FAST’s software as the primary system for the
management and administration of millions of customer accounts. Every
FAST implementation project has been completed on time and on budget.
FAST’s headquarters and development center are located in Denver,
Colorado. Product implementation and administrative staff are located
For additional information or to schedule an interview with a Fast
Enterprises partner or company representative, contact Beth Schattin by
phone at (877) 275-3278 or by e-mail at [email protected].
For information on careers with FAST, visit FAST’s Web site at www.FastEnterprises.com
or e-mail [email protected].
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