Our people are our most important asset

We invest in people and help them reach their full potential

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 500 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.

Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.

Corporate Leadership

Ric DeAnda the SVP of Operations for Improving
Ric DeAnda
SVP Operations
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Mark Kovacevich the President of North America for Improving
Mark Kovacevich
President of North America
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Kristing Johnson the VP of Marketing for Improving
Kristin Johnson
VP of Marketing
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Our Philosophy is based on Conscious Capitalism

As long time proponents and supporters of the Conscious Capitalism movement, we’ve rooted the foundation of Improving in a deep commitment to establishing trust with all of our stakeholders. In fact, we believe our first responsibility each day is to build trust with and for our clients, partners, communities, and others.

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This has resulted in numerous independent recognitions for:

  • Customer Satisfaction (Service Awards)
  • Employee Engagement (Best Places to Work)
  • Community Support (Corporate Caring Awards)

Our History


Blue Ocean Group

Blue Ocean Group, Inc. was established as a high-end technology services firm with a focus on consulting and project outsourcing.


First Merger

Improving Enterprises LLC and Blue Ocean Group, Inc. merged to become Improving Enterprises, Inc. combining the established training, consulting, and project management capabilities of each to maximize the benefits of their existing clients and future clients.

Jan 2007
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Inc. 500

First time Improving ranked on the Inc.500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list, placing #120 (Ranking years 2009-2016).

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Aggie 100 list

Placed on the Aggie 100 list of fastest growing Aggie-owned, Aggie-led businesses in the world, ranking #5 (Ranking years 2010-2013).


The Sophic Group Acquisition

Acquired Columbus-based The Sophic Group, Inc., which became Improving – Columbus, and expanded the company’s reach into the Midwest United States. The companies’ service offerings were very closely aligned, with a focus on Agile, Microsoft (.Net), and Java application development services.

Dec 2010
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Best Employee Referral Program

Won “Best Employee Referral Program” at the ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards in San Diego, CA.


Alphaware Merger

Merged with Alphaware Training Center of Houston. In addition to expanding the company’s national presence in the Southwest United States, Improving – Houston has capitalized on established professional relationships and maximized existing sales and marketing, resulting in an increase in overall revenues.

Sept 2012
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Best Place to Work in Dallas

Ranked #1 Best Place to Work in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal (Ranking years 2009-2016).


Quadrus Merger

Acquired Quadrus Development, Inc., which became Improving – Calgary. The merger significantly strengthened the breadth and depth of technical consulting services, business intelligence and data services, and training offerings that are now being leveraged across local and international markets.

Dec 2013
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Best Place to work in Texas

Ranked #2 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly (Ranking years 2011-2017).

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Best Employers in Ohio

Best Employers in Ohio ranked Improving at #1 for the state of Ohio (Ranking years 2013-2017).


Acquired The Willow Group

Acquired The Willow Group, Inc. becoming Improving – Twin Cities. The Willow Group’s service offerings focus on delivering critical information systems and business process improvements in two major vertical markets – financial services and healthcare.

Aug 2014
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Improving Named to Inc500/5000 List for 7th Consecutive Year

Improving Enterprises has once again been ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. Only 147 companies have been given this honor of placing seven years in a row. Improving earned a place on the Inc. 500 in 2009, ranking #120, in 2010, ranking #210, in 2011, ranking #666, in 2012, ranking #1472, in 2013, ranking #2409, in 2014, ranking #3092 and in 2015, ranking #2495.

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Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work

Ranked #21 in the small business category as one of the best places to work in Houston.


Acquired ProSource Solutions

Acquired ProSource Solutions becoming Improving – Cleveland, our sixth enterprise location. ProSource Solutions’ service offerings focus on Microsoft technologies and cloud computing.

Aug 2017
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Trinity Hunt Gains Majority Interest

Improving partners with Dallas-based private equity firm, Trinity Hunt Partners, to accelerate the company’s growth through both organic and strategic methods.

Jul 2018

Innovative Architects Acquisition

Improving acquires Georgia-based Innovative Architects, making it our seventh enterprise location. Innovative Architects brings extensive expertise in cloud computing and Microsoft business solutions to the Improving name.

Jan 2019

Acquired Code Authority

Acquired Dallas-based Code Authority, specializing in custom software development. Code Authority has successfully started and grown a unique program called CodeLaunch which pairs early stage startups with venture capitalists, service sponsors and software development team to accelerate their path to success.

Oct 2019

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