Software development, digital transformation, and application performance improvement needs are being driven by a market shift that few enterprise companies can keep peace with. Some of these trends are predictable, if you have deep vertical and domain knowledge, ability to adapt and learn quickly. SharedLabs ESP methodology allows clients to see around the corner, predict the changes needed, and arrive just in time without breaking the budget. If you are behind the curve, need to accelerate your digital transformation, need to build or redesign your software ecosystem Shared Labs is the right choice.
SharedLabs was formed by a team of leaders from the Software and Technology space to create business value through technical excellence and innovative solutions, which empower software companies and large commercial enterprises with improved intelligence, agility, and better overall results. The company creates, supports, and manages software applications, digital footprint, and e-commerce systems which drive today’s digital world.
Head-to-head with: Jason Cory, President, and CEO
Why was the company formed?
Our history is over 17 years long. We’ve been leader of IT Services industry the entire time, and our clients’ success have been the benchmark of our business from the very beginning. Early in our history, we built and delivered innovative software capabilities for many leading technology companies, and many of our projects supported innovations in commercial and government enterprises.
Today we’ve grown to become a respected IT service provider to many of the largest technology companies in the world. The launch this year of the SharedLabs brand was intended to better convey our approach of joint success with our clients.
What is your vision statement?
That is simple! Our vision is to empower our customers, employees, and society with improved intelligence, agility, and better overall results.
How successful have you been in achieving your vision?
Every decision we make in the company is weighed against our vision and mission. Realizing our vision is not an option or even a goal; but a mandate. Every day we get closer and we are committed to being the company that our customers and employees admire because our creed of excellence and values are demonstrated every day.
How did you select the vertical and decide to be a part of the global platform?
The company was formed with a focus on market verticals including banking and financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, energy, transportation & logistics, digital media, and entertainment. We selected these verticals based on growth potential and our deep domain capabilities in these spaces.
Key Success Factors
People: We have over 650 of the “best of the best” team members. They are bright, passionate, motivated and driven to make things happen!
Processes: Our own proprietary methodology and process have created a set of frameworks for us to operate in, which have been creating methods and structured disciplines for our clients which create efficiency, drive excellence, and are rooted in consistency. Each of these is critical to meeting individual and corporate goals as well. We don’t leave things to chance; we organize and develop strategies that are implemented to succeed.
Solutions: Our digital transformation and innovation solutions empower companies to accelerate business growth by reimagining the consumer experience, and creating lasting value while our differentiated solutions in software, data security, mobile, and analytics enable improvement through operating efficiencies and automation. We have a broad and rich set of solutions. Meeting and exceeding our client expectations is what we do, we persevere until the goal is accomplished.
Support: What happens after the sale makes all of the difference. We support our offerings and solutions within a support framework that is second to none. We do not let our clients fail… ever.
How do you bring the best out of an employee, do you give them enough autonomy in work-related decisions?
By providing our employees with the tools and resources to succeed, power to make decisions which impact results, and the necessary training to succeed in their environments. Management at SharedLabs is here, first and foremost, to make our team members successful.
Do you agree with this statement- ‘It is difficult to start a venture’. But far more difficult to maintain it'?
No, I don’t. I think it is hard to launch a successful venture, but when you manage the fundamentals of success, which are well known, it is not as hard to keep it moving. Does that mean the work ever stops, slows, or gets easier… not necessarily, but it isn’t harder to keep it in motion… the laws of physics apply to business too! Certainly, it is easier to keep something in motion than it is to put it into motion.
Our leadership includes several key individuals who have deep entrepreneurial experience and also those who have been an active part of large organizations. This blend and type of leadership promotes the acceleration of success through experience. We’ve all felt the sting of failure at some time but more importantly, we all have learned from mistakes, failures, and success. It’s easier now…we know better what to do and to avoid.
In any company’s success employees play an integral part and they should feel they have opportunities to grow in their careers not only in terms of promotion but professionally too. Does professional development exist in your company?
Absolutely! In fact, it is a hallmark of our success. Every employee is the key to the overall success of the business. We believe that we need to help our teams improve their skills and we invest heavily in this area.
What makes the best company to work for is a culture of listening to what employees want to do, and a commitment to help them do it. Do you agree with this statement?
No. I think that is a nice thing to say, but the reality is I can listen all day and nothing changes but the words…. action is required to drive any result. Certainly, I agree that culture is important to be the best company to work for, but that culture doesn’t come from hearing, and it comes from enacting… or empowering employees to act rather than talk. We believe every person is important in the creation and sustaining of an environment where others want to thrive and participate. A place of mutual respect for each other’s value as a person, his/her contribution to the achievement of goals, working to meet challenges and overcome obstacles as one. That said we are not a paternalistic company… we expect that if someone has an idea to improve, they should act, and management should empower them. I think that is why our team members love it here so much. We let them make a difference, we don’t ask them how we can.
Insight of the genius
Responsible for providing strategic leadership of this fast-growing software and digital services company, Mr. Cory drives the company’s success by working with the Board of Directors, Management, Industry Leaders and analysts to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies, and leads the company in performance against these objectives.
Prior to Shared Labs, Mr. Cory held various senior executive roles, including Senior Vice President of Managed Services for Presidion, President, and CEO of Atherio, President of Rolta, Inc., Senior Vice President of FIS Global Services, and Executive Vice President at CSC. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA.
“We create, support, manage, repair, or improve software, applications, and e-commerce systems, which drive today’s digital world.”