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 1,000 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

Curtis Hite the Ceo for Improving
Curtis Hite
Read Curtis' Full Bio
Ric DeAnda the Chief Acquisition Officer for Improving
Ric DeAnda
Chief Acquisition Officer
Read Ric's Full Bio
Chris Spurgat the Chief Information Officer for Improving
Chris Spurgat
Chief Information Officer
Read Chris' Full Bio
Susan Fojtasek the Senior Vice President of Operations for Improving
Susan Fojtasek
Sr. VP Operations
Read Susan's Full Bio
Kristin Johnson the VP of Marketing for Improving
Kristin Johnson
VP of Marketing
Read Kristin's Full Bio
Jorge Pliego the Chief Financial Officer for Improving
Jorge Pliego
Chief Financial Officer
Read Jorge's Full Bio
Devlin Liles the Chief Consulting Officer for Improving
Devlin Liles
Chief Consulting Officer
Read Devlin's Full Bio
Amber Robinson the Corporate Counsel for Improving
Amber Robinson
Corporate Counsel
Read Amber's Full Bio
Mark Kovacevich the USA North Region Managing Director for Improving
Mark Kovacevich
EVP of Integrations
Read Mark's Full Bio
Scott McMichael the Managing Director of the South US Region for Improving
Scott McMichael
Managing Director of North America
Read Scott's Full Bio
Anurag Kumar the Managing Director and President of the Improving Nearshore offices
Anurag Kumar
Managing Director, Nearshore Region
Read Anurag's Full Bio

President Leadership

Jay Bailey for President of Atlanta
Jay Bailey
Anurag Kumar for President of Austin
Anurag Kumar
Scott McMichael for President of Atlanta
Ralph Keipert
Josh Harrison for President of Cleveland and Columbus
Josh Harrison
David O'Hara for President of Dallas
David O'Hara
Devlin Liles for President of Houston
Devlin Liles
Chris Spurgat for President of Minneapolis/Omaha
Chris Spurgat
Michael McCullough for President of Calgary
Michael McCullough
Michael McCullough for President of Calgary
Jack Gulas
Guillermo Ortega for President of Aguascalientes/Guadalajara
Guillermo Ortega

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.

Conscious Capitalism Logo | Improving

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 Acquisition

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

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

Alphaware Acquisition

Acquired 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

Quadrus Acquisition

Acquired Quadrus Development, Inc., which became Improving – Calgary. The acquisition 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

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

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
Trinity Hunt Partners Logo

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

Acquired iTexico

Improving acquires Austin-based iTexico, our ninth enterprise location. iTexico's business offerings include multiple Nearshore Innovation Centers that provide a wide range of services including Design, Product Engineering, QA, Mobile, Cloud, and AI that are a great alternative to outsourcing.

Jun 2020

Object Partners Acquisition

Improving acquires Minneapolis-based Object Partners. OPI joins forces with Improving - Twin Cities to bring a wealth of software development expertise and technology service capabilities to better serve the Midwest region.

Aug 2020

Tahoe Partners Acquisition

Improving acquires Chicago – based Tahoe Partners, our eleventh enterprise location. Tahoe Partners is a long standing Microsoft Gold Partner and brings a great amount of experience around digital transformation and deep cloud technology expertise.

Jul 2021

YoppWorks Acquisition

Acquired Ottawa-based YoppWorks, whose expertise lies in digital transformation and is a strong Google Cloud Partner.

Feb 2022

Bit Quill Acquisition

Improving acquires Bit Quill, out of Vancouver, Canada, bringing expertise in data and cloud software services.

Oct 2022


Improving celebrates our company culture and delivery excellence which has landed us on Best Places to Work and company growth award lists in each of the office locations in which we operate.

Inc. 5000 Americas Fastest-Growing Private Companies
2019 Inc. Best Workplaces
Best Companies to Work for in Texas
The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work
2020 Best Employers in Ohio
Columbus Business First 2020 Best Places to Work
Dallas Business Journal 2018 Best Places to Work
Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work
Houston Chronicle: Top Work Places 2020
The Plain Dealer: Top Work Places 2020
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Top Work Places 2020
StarTribune: Top Work Places 2020

Our culture sets us apart. See why we’re a best place to work.

Discover Our Culture

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact Kristin Johnson, VP of Marketing,

View Media Kit