Veracity Consulting, Inc. a Woman-owned, Native American company was named as one of the honorees of the 2015 Influential Women of Kansas City Business by KC Magazine. This award is given to those women who inspire others, create opportunities for their organizations, give back to their communities and mentor others.
Veracity provides information technology consulting services. Founded in 2006, Veracity Consulting is the result of a key observation from CEO and founder, Angela Hurt.
“Companies were finding technology increasingly difficult to manage and overly complicated for businesses,” said Ms. Hurt. “Technology was changing how we worked together, interact with people, with businesses, and how we live. Businesses wanted help.”
This gap led Angela to create the vision of the “Veracity” experience and Veracity Consulting, Inc. was born. Veracity Consulting, Inc.’s mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses.
Veracity provides end-to-end solutions, from strategic planning and architecture strategy, to configuration, development, integration, and deployment of strategic solutions, to associated business processes. For each business, Veracity creates a plan for success by demonstrating how their services will increase business agility, improve efficiency, reduce or avoid cost, and increase resource utilization.
Veracity is certified in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) business development program. The 8(a) program is a business development program that provides management and technical assistance to participating firms as well as access to government contracting opportunities. Veracity has received three federal contracts under this program.
“8a makes it easier for Federal Agencies to purchase our products or services,” stated Ms. Hurt. “Veracity became more attractive for teaming, joint ventures or mentor/protégé relationships. Having exclusive access to sole source/non-competitive and competitive set-aside federal contracts has played a big role in the growth of our company. Of course none of this would be possible without the support of the Kansas City SBA office. They do a great job of showcasing our achievements and help market our capabilities to contracting officer in the agencies we target for business.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Hurt has fostered relationships with people in the community. Giving back to Kansas City is important to Ms. Hurt. She donates at least 10 percent of the company’s profits to community charities and foundations and allows employees to take paid time off to volunteer.
“I encourage employees to contribute to philanthropic activities and interests,” stated Ms. Hurt. “That allows our team to remember that we are all part of a greater good and larger community.”
Ms. Hurt serves as a board member for the Women’s Employment Network and is the board co-chair for American Indian Enterprise Business Council. She is also an active member of Central Exchange.
Ms. Hurt has also been nominated for Ingram’s Magazine’s ‘Forty Under Forty’ award. This award recognizes the achievements and promise of the area’s young executives, professionals and community leaders.