Building a Company That Lasts
Pyramid Systems celebrates 25 years of culture, service, and employee opportunity. We invite you to scroll through the experience below and learn about the enduring vision that has shaped our unique culture, community, and legacy.
The Pyramid story begins in Taiwan with Sherry and Jeff Hwang. Jeff graduates from top business degree and Sherry with bachelor’s degree in International Business – but both encounter no prospects. The two yearn for a chance at achieving The American Dream with opportunity and rumors of streets paved with gold.
Swim Lessons in Georgia
Opportunities for American immigrants are possible, but the road to achievement is daunting with intense language and cultural obstacles prevalent. Georgia State’s Information Technology and Information Systems master’s program. Meeting through a mutual friend, Sherry teaches Jeff swim lessons and the two begin to date. They marry and move to Washington, DC.
Big Visions for Brighter Future
Jeff and Sherry encounter cultural friction and work environments that weren’t employee centric. The couple envision a professional community filled with ambitious leaders like themselves and decide to make it a reality on their own despite huge risk. Pyramid Systems is born, with a mission of investing in such strong internal camaraderie that it flows into customer success.
A Revolutionary Client-Mission
From entering as COBOL programmer to implementing IT projects at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Sherry hits a glass ceiling after 12 years at ATS. Sherry is reprimanded for over-servicing client and looks for an environment and trajectory where clients and employees can collaborate on projects without limitations. Sherry joins Jeff at Pyramid Systems as a majority owner.
First office opens in Crystal City, VA in 2000, but by 2002 Pyramid outgrows space and moves to Lee Highway, VA. By 2005, Pyramid wins Fast 50, with a promising path ahead including IRS as a client, ISO and CMMI certifications, and Sherry as Tzu Chi Foundation Commissioner.
100 Servant-Leaders Strong
Pyramid celebrates a victory lap with a team of 100 employees right after they are awarded Small Business of the Year Award at USDA FNS – WIC . Jeff is named Smart CEO and graduates as SBA 8a Graduate of the Year in 2009. Sherry serves on Capital Area Red Cross Board.
Pyramid wins a $72M USCIS O&M/DME Biometrics Contract and welcomes new clients like FDIC, ICE, and FEMA over the next few years. Pyramid Systems cultivates a philosophy of exceeding expectations. Jeff and Sherry establish STEM scholarship at Georgia State.
The Innovation Engine Is Turbocharged
Pyramid takes its innovation to the next level by launching Pyramid Labs (an R&D program) to help clients quickly pilot forward-leaning solutions. Our innovative culture pays off, and Pyramid is named Top 8 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Finalist. DHS honors Pyramid with a Small Business Achievement Award for our pioneering solutions that solve complex problems and our excellent customer service.
A Monument in the Cloud
After 25 years of perseverance, Pyramid Systems continues to empower forward-thinking digital leaders, both customer and colleague, while delivering to federal agencies best-in-class technology solutions and superior customer service. Building a future of expectations requires remembering a past of tenacity and passion it takes to get there.
See Our Company Culture In Action
Pyramid’s culture is what powers our client and employee innovation. Explore this cornerstone of our success and discover how it makes our solutions that last.