The 2015 Best Small Firms to Work For: Vynamic


12. Vynamic

Headquarters: Philadelphia
Billable Consultants: 72
Client Industries Served: Healthcare
Consulting Service Lines: Operations Management

Perennial powerhouse Vynamic is back again as one of the Best Small Firms to Work For in 2015. Dan Calista, Founder and CEO of Vynamic, says the firm is “honored” to be recognized by Consulting magazineas one of the Best Small Firm to Work For, for the fifth consecutive year.

“Being among the list of the Best Small Firms is both validating and motivating—we embrace feedback from our team and our clients to consistently evolve and enhance

its consulting model,” he says. “Our company purpose—we believe there is a better way—is core to how we operate day-to-day.”

Consistent recognition as a Best Small Firm to Work For serves as confirmation that our pursuit of a “better way” is working,’ he says. “Powered by a healthy culture, Vynamic continually creates better ways to work together, to collaborate with clients, and to deliver industry-leading work as healthcare industry management consultants,” he says. I truly believe the Vynamic success is a result of a dedicated focus on living our values. These values empower our team to be in control of where they work and what they do and they support decision making at both strategic and tactical levels.”

The “V” in Vynamic stands for Values, he says. By cultivating a values-based culture, Vynamic maintains very high levels of engagement, happiness and fun, Calista says.

Calista says being one of the Best Small Firms to Work For strikes at the essence of being Vynamic. It starts with hiring talent aligned with common values and committed to a healthy culture, he says.

As far as survey results, Vynamic excelled in the areas of Career Development and Work/Life Balance.

Vynamic, Calista says, “grows for our people, not at the expense of our people. To grow for our people, decisions need to be evaluated based on asking what is best for the team,” he says. “Career Development and Work/Life Balance are fundamental topics for people, especially management consulting, and it is core to Vynamic.”

As far as the future, Calista says Vynamic’s top priority is to continue to grow in its live & work local model in both Boston and Philadelphia by hiring top consulting talent and continuing to partner with leading healthcare industry clients. After many years of focusing on Philadelphia, this year the firm announced it’s expanding to Boston and is actively hiring there. He says the motto for geographic expansion is “Shared Values. Local Vibe.”

Vynamic’s consulting work is influencing and shaping some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. “To be a part of such meaningful initiatives with a team and culture that are thriving is incredibly exciting,” Calista says.

“Demand for our consulting services continues to grow and the market trends indicate an exciting year ahead in healthcare.”

Q&A: What’s unique about your firm?

Dan Calista, Founder and CEO of Vynamic, says: “There are three primary areas that set Vynamic apart. First, we are all healthcare, all the time—Vynamic is the largest management consulting firm in Philadelphia focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Second, we believe the right experience is everything—we hire talented management consultants with the right mix of EQ and IQ to ensure that the work we do is focused on making our clients successful. Finally, we are powered by a healthy culture—we empower our team members to live healthy, lead with integrity, continually learn, constantly grow and thrive in a fun and vibrant environment.”

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