Go West IT is celebrating eight years in business this week. We started with five employees and a handful of great customers. Eight years later our team has grown to 27 team members and we are searching for the 28th. Our customer base has grown into the hundreds and we still work with most of that original handful of customers.
Earlier this week I thanked our team members for their contributions to our continued growth and success. We did not get here alone. Our success to date results from countless relationships with vendors, consultants, mentors, and most of all a fantastic group of customers who value our services and routinely refer us to prospective customers. Thank you all very, very much!
Our business, like those of our customers, has adapted quickly to the changing IT landscape. Go West IT is a leading provider of Microsoft cloud offerings, cybersecurity solutions, and managed IT services to small and medium sized businesses. We are one of the very few managed service providers of our size to obtain SOC 1-SSAE 18 Type II and SOC 2 audits that provide our regulated customers third party verification of the adequacy of and adherence to security and availability controls. In 2017, Go West IT was recognized as the Microsoft US SMB West Region Azure Partner of the Year for our leadership in taking small businesses to the cloud. Most importantly, our team members solve and prevent real problems for our business customers every single day. We have been and will continue pushing forward to empower people, solve problems, and protect value.
Thank you all very much. We are looking forward to the next eight years!
— David Lewien, President