New Video Series: SVG Perspectives

We do things a little differently here at SVG.

This new video series highlights our leadership’s unique perspectives and how they shape our approach to core business concepts. Our ability to diverge from the status quo has rewarded us with tremendous growth. We're proud to present our first SVG Perspectives video with CMO, Alex Allen. In this pilot episode, he discusses how we view and use marketing automation technologies.

SVG Supports "Growing Futures" This Holiday Season

As Spring Venture Group grows, so do our philanthropic efforts. Growing Futures Early Education Center is an organization SVG regularly supports – particularly through their “Holiday Adoption Program”. This year, we’re setting the bar higher for our involvement with this incredible program: collect 30 baskets. The holidays are right around the corner, so start this season off right and get involved with your team and donate to Growing Futures’ Holiday Adoption Program!

Q&A with Executive Director, Terrie Travis:

- What is the purpose of the Holiday Basket Drive? 

The purpose of the drive is to help low-income families celebrate the holidays, support their efforts towards self-sufficiency, and support kindergarten readiness for their child.

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- What items need to be included in each basket? 

  • SVG provides a laundry basket for each team
  • Preschool/kindergarten age books
  • Preschool age-appropriate games (non-battery operated)
  • Building blocks or stacking toys
  • Drawing tablet and crayons or washable markers
  • Hat and mitten sets
  • Mid-size ball
  • Multi-pack of toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent (dye/perfume free)
  • $25 gift card (Walmart, grocery store, QuikTrip)
  • Wrapping paper, scissors, and tape

(The suggested total value for each basket is $150.)

- How many organizations were involved last year and what do you anticipate this year? 

Last year we had over 30 companies (and many individuals) support the Holiday Basket Drive. Because of that, all 247 children received a basket! Each year, our goal is for every enrolled Growing Futures child/family to receive a basket.

- Can you shed some light on the real-life impact the Holiday Adoption Program has on the Growing Futures community?

Growing Futures is located in affluent Johnson County, Kansas and yet the reality is that over 32,000 people are living at 100% of poverty earning no more than $20,420 a year. A livable wage for one adult and two children is a little over $56,000 a year.

While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for many it is a time of great financial challenge and anxiety. Parents struggle with what to tell their children if they can’t afford any holiday gifts. The Holiday Adoption Program is an opportunity to support local, low-income families in having a pressure-free holiday so that their hard-earned dollars can go towards food, shelter, and heat. Every child – no matter the family income – would like a special gift to open during the holidays. The Growing Futures Holiday Basket Program provides gifts to parents that they can wrap and give to their children. Thank you for your support!

If you want to get involved and donate to this wonderful cause, find out more information online at http://www.growingfutureseec.org/

SVG IT Department in Midst of Hiring Sprint

Throughout 2017, the IT Department at Spring Venture Group has mirrored the growth of the rest of the organization by adding a wide variety of new employees to their ranks. Driving this growth is an increased level of technical need throughout the company as well as a push for innovation.

Spring Venture Group COO, Jeffery Anderson, said, “Finding the right people for technical positions can be difficult. Our recruiting team does a great job of identifying people who not only have the hard skills to succeed here but who can also mesh with our forward-thinking IT leadership."

As of writing, there are seven openings with the SVG IT team at our Kansas City, MO headquarters. Check out a few of the jobs below and head to our careers page for the full listings.
 

DevOps Engineer

  • Maintain and constantly improve Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline to allow development teams to automatically deploy solutions into test and production environments.
  • Manage environmental configuration for each environment to provide separation of concerns while allowing development teams to execute deployments.

SEE THE FULL DESCRIPTION

 

Solution Architect

  • Work with the Principal Architect and business stakeholders to gain understanding of organization strategy key to developing responsive, resilient, and innovative architectures
  • Work with DevOps engineers to aid transition of solutions into operational environments
  • Execute code reviews and work with development team and Director of Software Development to ensure that Software Development Lifecycle(SDLC) and architecture principles are adhered to in delivered solutions

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SVG Among KCBJ's Best Places To Work 2017

Spring Venture Group (SVG) is proud to announce being named one of ten large companies (250+ employees) to receive Kansas City Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work award. Best Places To Work measures several categories of excellence via a set of employee surveys. This makes it a wonderful insight into how a company is performing in areas such as team dynamics, leadership, and communication.

This award comes on the heels of SVG being named to KCBJ’s Fast 50 and Corporate Report 100 lists for the fastest-growing companies in Kansas City. CEO, Chris Giuliani, says, “This award once again demonstrates the pride our team takes in making SVG a wonderful place to work. I am grateful to work with such an amazing group of people at SVG every day. Like each award we've been fortunate enough to win in the past, this motivates us to continue making SVG a better place to work.” We want to congratulate all the other amazing companies on this list. We look forward to many years of success alongside each of you!

SVG Is Named #3 Fastest-Growing Company in KC

We are proud to announce being named #3 on Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Report 100. This annual report recognizes Kansas City’s fastest-growing companies by revenue, with the top ten being featured in Ingram’s Magazine.

This accomplishment adds to an already impressive year for our company. In 2017, SVG’s awards include Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For and Kansas City Business Journal’s Fast 50 and Top 150 Private Companies. CMO Alex Allen says this particular award is indicative of even more future success for SVG. He says, “Watching SVG grow has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I'm more impressed, however, with how gracefully our organization has expanded. Every member of our team has worked tirelessly to help make this process exciting, fulfilling, and fun. It is that dedication that leaves no doubt in my mind that the future is bright for us.

VP, Human Resources, Leslie Shea, attributes our rapid growth to the people of SVG. She says, “Our growth is a direct result of the engagement and efforts of our people. We are always looking towards the future. We keep our eyes on how we can continue creating a great company and a culture that enables success. Our team here is amazing, and their commitment to our company and values is reflected in our growth - we are very proud of this recognition!”

We’d like to thank Ingram’s and congratulate all the other great companies on this list. We are proud to be in Kansas City!

Learn more about Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Report.