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Concurrency, Inc. recognized as #7 among midsized businesses in Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2019 “Best Places to Work”

Author by Kim Claditis

Second straight year honored by Chicago top-tech-talent employees

BROOKFIELD, WI (April 16, 2019) — Concurrency, Inc., a Microsoft Partner of the Year-winning professional services firm, has been named #7 among midsized Chicago businesses by Crain’s Chicago Business. This week the magazine published the winners in its 2019 Best Places to Work awards edition, commending recipients for “overwhelmingly positive reviews from their employees.”

“We take great pride in our employees and the value they bring to our company, and we are proud to be recognized for a work environment that supports professional growth, innovation and collaboration,” said Kate Weiland, Chief People Officer at Concurrency.concurrency-crains-2019.png

Crain’s Chicago Business convened an awards luncheon last Thursday at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Attendees from Concurrency included Kate Weiland, Chief People Officer, Paul Brunner, Chicago Regional Sales Manager, and eight additional Concurrency associates.

Weiland said, “While benefits and perks are important, the foundation for why Concurrency is a great place to work lies in our culture of excellence and knowledge sharing. All too often in the information technology industry, career progress is limited because people get siloed working on aging technologies. In our culture, everyone stays at the cutting edge.” 

As Chief People Officer, Weiland follows an “all about the people” philosophy. She said, “That’s what drives Concurrency’s success—both through recruiting hard-to-find top talent and through nurturing employees so they continue to grow and stay with our firm.”

Specific programs supporting Concurrency’s culture include the award-winning Concurrency University—a multi-pronged, integrated effort that reaches students in high school and college and help them launch their professional services careers. Others include our extensive new-employee onboarding program; various training and development programs; a wellness program; and community outreach.

“Since 2008, Crain's has highlighted the local companies rated highest by their employees,” wrote Crain’s staff in announcing the top 100. “In a wide-ranging questionnaire, we ask about everything from workplace comforts to benefits and culture. 


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About Concurrency, Inc.

Concurrency helps clients find better ways to leverage technology to fulfill their strategies and improve their businesses. Founded in 1989, we are a Business and Technology professional services firm driving technology innovation and organizational change management. Concurrency helps companies digitally transform business operations by leveraging Data & AI, Cloud Datacenter and DevOps, Modern Apps, and Workplace Productivity.

Concurrency is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin with additional offices in Chicago and Minneapolis. We are a multiple-time Microsoft Partner of the Year winner and a Microsoft National Solution Provider. We regularly rank among the top technology service providers nationwide on industry lists such as Redmond Channel Partner’s Microsoft’s Top 200 U.S. Partners and CRN’s Solution Provider 500 and Tech Elite 250. Learn more about Concurrency at


Kim Claditis

Marketing Manager