It’s indeed a time to be thankful within the team at defi SOLUTIONS.
The company shared that it recently collected another industry honor, being awarded a spot on the 2017 Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work. This is the first time defi SOLUTIONS has participated in the annual contest in which employees nominate their companies as a “best of the best” in the DFW Metroplex.
Priding itself on a dynamic, inclusive company culture, defi SOLUTIONS emphasized that the company works hard to attract top talent and fosters open communication among its employees and between its current and future partners and clients that include banks, credit unions and lenders of all types. The company culture is defined in the defi Freedom Manifesto that encourages all team members to “value communication, work with great passion, and swing for the fences.”
Founder and chief executive officer Stephanie Alsbrooks said, “We’re thrilled to have achieved a spot on the DMN 100 list. It means we’re doing what we set out to do — create an environment that people want to be a part of.
“Each and every one of our team members is a vital part of what we do and where we’re going, and this nomination and award shows us that our employees feel the same about the company,” Alsbrooks continued.
This year was the contest’s ninth year running and attracted more than 2,500 business nominations. The team at defi SOLUTIONS ranked No. 21 of 35 firms in the small company category.
Employees of nominated companies were surveyed by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research firm, and the results were determined based on confidential answers given by employees regarding company leadership, work/life balance, and other key factors. The awards were announced at a luncheon on Nov. 16.
In addition to the 2017 Dallas Morning News Top 100, the company also ranked No. 37 on the 2017 Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship Dallas 100 list and ranked No. 771 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list.
Individual honors this year included 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Southwest region award given to Alsbrooks; Auto Remarketing’s Used-Car Industry’s 40 Under 40 Award given to chief product officer Kartheek Veeravalli; and SubPrime Auto Finance News’ Movers & Shakers recognitions awarded to Randy Spradlin, vice president of sales for defi EXCHANGE, an auto finance portfolio marketplace.