National Delivery Network
Our integrated National organization went through some great growth and alignment over the course of 2013 that truly speaks to our rallying cry of One Team. The biggest move was the integration of the Slalom Delivery Network, our national technology practices, and the digital product development team from Chicago under a single organization.
Made up of nearly 250 Slalom employees, the National Delivery Network (NDN) is leveraged by every local market and supports clients outside of our markets. In 2013, we experienced another year of significant growth, expansion, and integration with all our markets, led by Mike Cowden, Ian Cook, and Stephen Roger. We continued to build depth and breadth of capability and technology expertise as well as deal pursuit and delivery leadership. NDN will continue to build scale and expertise and will expand to support our new markets.
This model has proven to be a big differentiator for us in the market. Our clients view the local model with regional scale as a strategic component of their vendor strategy. The backlog of demand from the business coupled with the rapid pace of technological change demands a delivery model that is nimble, responsive, available, and cost-effective. We are seeing demand continue to grow as companies invest in strategic initiatives and top-line growth. Our investment in National and the National Delivery Network has uniquely positioned us to partner with our clients and meet that demand.