Tribal Tech, LLC, founder Victoria Vasques, a member of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, built a thriving government contracting business that serves her fellow American Indians.
Vasques founded Tribal Tech in 2000, after she concluded her senior-level position within the Bush Administration. She scored her first government contract was with the Administration for Native Americans, and today the business is growing in leaps and bounds.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based business reported revenues of $8.7 million in 2015 with a 488 percent growth rate, according to Inc.
So it should come as no surprise that Tribal Tech is wracking up the awards. Most recently, Tribal Tech was named among the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies List by the Women Presidents’ Organization, a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies, and American Express. And the Virginia Chamber of Commerce included it on its Fantastic 50 List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies.
Entry into the Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc.’s exclusive club is limited to companies that are privately held, women-owned/led and generate at least $500,000 in annual revenue. This year, the 10th annual list, marks the second-time Tribal Tech appears on this prestigious list, which includes companies that generate a combined $7.2 billion in revenues and collectively employed 46,000 in 2016.
As for The Fantastic 50 — Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies, companies must be privately held and headquartered in Virginia, and to show revenue between $200,000 and $200 million, as well as demonstrate positive revenue growth and positive net income in its most recent fiscal year over the previous year. Companies are judged on four-year revenue history.
“I am truly honored that these highly regarded organizations have recognized the hard work of our staff. I want to offer a sincere thank you to the Tribal Tech staff and to the clients we are proud to serve,” Vasques, president and CEO, said in a statement.
Over the past couple of years, Ms. Vasques and Tribal Tech have received several awards; most notable are being awarded the Small Business Administration’s Person of the Year in the Northern Virginia Region and being honored three years in a row on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list.
Tribal Tech provides training and technical assistance, grants administration and IT services to tribes, federal agencies, and private businesses. Its vertical markets include health care, education, energy, and transportation.