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Photography by Matt Hamilton / InfoSystems staff members, front row from left, Theresa Bailey, Danika Veldkamp; middle row from left, Whitney Coffelt, Theresa Johnson; back row from left, Aaron Swann, Tyson Thornton and Robert Goodwin.

* Year established: 1994

* Employees: 50, across the Southeast

* Milestones: From 2004 to 2007, CRN magazine consistently ranked InfoSystems among its Fastest Growing Tech Companies. From 2009 to 2013, InfoSystems expanded from its Chattanooga base to Knoxville, Nashville and surrounding states. In 2016, CRN ranked InfoSystems among its Solution Provider 500 List for Business Technology. IBM named the company a Platinum Business Partner in 2017, and the InfoSystems sales team won IBM's Ales Excellence Award in 2018. In 2019, Scott Davis succeeded Clay Hales as CEO and the company launched a cybersecurity practice. CRN honored InfoSystems again in 2020, including the company in its Tech Elite 250.

* Why this is a Best Place to work: For more than 25 years, InfoSystems has provided reliable IT solutions for both SMB and enterprise organizations. Headquartered in Chattanooga, the company specializes in traditional infrastructure, IT optimization and cybersecurity services, as well as next-gen solutions such as hybrid cloud and automation.

Since our founding more than a quarter-century ago, the leadership team at InfoSystems has made company culture a daily priority. We wouldn't have lasted this long, or be as successful as we are today, without an engaged workforce that feels valued and sees their individual contributions as integral components of our thriving business.

At InfoSystems, the emphasis we place on our collective team begins by focusing on each individual employee. We've found that when each person is supported and affirmed, they deliver their best results. This is achieved through regular reviews and informal check-ins with every employee, and this bottom-up approach to cultivating culture is championed by management at all levels.

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Photography by Matt Hamilton / Alex Crabtree and Carlos Guzman work together at InfoSystems in March.

We encourage our team members to use their time and unique experiences at InfoSystems to propel their careers. Employees are supported in achieving certifications that add lifetime value to their personal résumés, we shine a spotlight on their expertise through InfoSystems blogs and thought leadership opportunities, and we champion their efforts in winning individual, as well as collaborative, awards.

* Quotable, from Chair/CEO Clay Hales: "Our deep-set philosophy, our mantra, is that it's about a deep commitment to the employees. If you really take care of your people, invest in them, you won't have to worry about your customers getting taken care of – it'll happen organically. Everyone here has everyone's back."

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Photography by Matt Hamilton / From left, Keith Hales, Clay Hales and Scott Davis at InfoSystems.

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