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Fast Enterprises Surpasses 500 Employees, Announces Two Associate Partner Promotions

Government software and consulting services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) recently announced the hiring of its 500th employee, as well as associate partner promotions for two veteran employees—Dan DeKeyrel, the company’s chief financial officer, and Maggie Gleason, a senior FAST project manager.

“We’ve seen incredible growth since the first implementation of our GenTax® software for the provincial government of British Columbia in 1999,” said Martin Rankin, FAST’s managing partner. “As our workforce, product portfolio, and client list continue to expand, we realize the importance of recognizing the talents and contributions of employees like Maggie and Dan.”

Denver-based FAST provides commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software solutions for agencies that manage a variety of government programs, such as tax and revenue, driver licensing, vehicle registration, and unemployment insurance. The company, started as a small partnership in 1997, now employs hundreds of consultants, software developers, and other professionals who provide software and services to governments worldwide.

“Hitting the 500th employee mark is a significant achievement for FAST,” said Jennifer Tuvell, a FAST partner. “Maggie’s and Dan’s hard work and dedication were contributing factors to helping us reach this milestone.”

DeKeyrel and Gleason have over 25 years of combined experience with FAST. DeKeyrel, a certified public accountant, was hired by FAST in 2000 and began working as an accountant at the company’s second project site in Boise, Idaho. Gleason joined FAST after graduating from college and has served in multiple project management and support roles during her nearly 12 years with the company.

“Right out of college, FAST provided me with a challenging and exciting career,” said Gleason. “The culture of professional support and growth is fantastic, and I’ve had the opportunity to play a meaningful role in the successful implementation of our software for governments around the world,” she said. “I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”

DeKeyrel shares Gleason’s enthusiasm for FAST and for the opportunities the company provides to its employees.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a company that has higher ethical standards or does more for its employees,” said DeKeyrel. “Our goal is always to deliver successful software and services to our government clients, and employees who work hard to achieve this goal are recognized and rewarded,” he said. “I’m proud to be part of such a great organization.”

About Fast Enterprises

FAST works with government agencies to implement its commercial off-the-shelf software solutions, which are based on a core system architecture that can be configured to provide agencies with the options, settings, and functions necessary for effective and efficient administration of their programs.

FAST’s software helps agencies reduce costs, enhance services, improve the efficiency of internal operations, and maximize return on investment. The company’s software solutions are browser-based, platform-independent, service-oriented-architecture-compliant, and scalable applications that run on industry standard hardware, operating systems, and relational database management systems.

Government employees use FAST’s software as the primary system for the management and administration of millions of customer accounts. Every FAST implementation project has been completed on time and on budget.

FAST’s headquarters and development center are located in Denver, Colorado. Product implementation and administrative staff are located worldwide.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with a Fast Enterprises partner or company representative, contact Beth Schattin by phone at (877) 275-3278 or by e-mail at [email protected].

For information on careers with FAST, visit FAST’s Web site at www.FastEnterprises.com or e-mail [email protected].

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