On Thursday, February 24th, the Vertex Computer Systems team across the globe gathered together to honor the hard work and dedication of their fellow employees that celebrated 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 year anniversaries in the 2021 calendar year as of December 31.
Without this team of talented, committed employees, Vertex could not provide the outstanding service that our clients have come to depend on. Our success is a product of the inspiration, innovation, and implementation of their great ideas and their willingness to stay with the company and be technology leaders.
Vertex people work on creative, industrious teams that build solutions that impact our entire planet, and our success is a product of the inspiration, innovation, and implementation of their great ideas.
While we can’t include everyone’s comments, a theme throughout was praise of Vertex being an employee-centric organization with easy access to management, flexible work hours, plenty of learning and growth opportunities, and clear communication of company goals.
Here’s celebrating all of these team members, with a special highlight on those celebrating long tenures with the company.
Joe celebrated 20 years with Vertex on November 5, 2021. For most of the length of his stay with the company, Joe has been assigned to a Fortune 100 consumer packaged goods company as a Senior Programmer Analyst.
“I’ve really enjoyed working for Vertex, having seen the Cincinnati office grow from the early days to the great team it is today,” Joe told us recently. “Ownership and leadership have been fantastic, always treating me very fairly, rewarding (me) for performing well and holding me accountable when appropriate. Throughout all these years, they’ve always been supportive of training and professional needs as technology has evolved from Lotus Notes to SQL Server/Visual Studio (C#)/Power Bi.
“The Vertex team has such a diverse set of skills and it’s been reassuring knowing they are available when needed,” he added. “Even though I’m rarely in the home office, I always enjoy when we’re able to meet for the holidays/lunches and to catch up other old-timers.”
His supervisor Murali Swamy wished him the best for many more years of service: “Joe has been a great account team member for Vertex and (the client). As his length of stay at Vertex and the account exemplifies, his contribution to the customer team is quite significant and is greatly appreciated.”
Vijay is a fifteen-year veteran of the Cincinnati office, starting his career as a Programmer Analyst before moving into his current role as a Salesforce Architect.
Murali Swamy praised Vijay as a dedicated and hardworking team member who is always willing to do anything to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded. “Vijay is a highly dependable team member that delivers high-quality service every time he gets involved,” Murali said. “Best wishes for many more years of service!”
For his part, Vijay said “I really like the working environment as well as the people who have helped me immensely in my growth. I was able to contribute my services comfortably without any undue stress/pressures resulting in my longer tenure with the company.”
Ramam works in the Hyderabad office as the Manager of Accounts & Finance.
His manager Sharda Iyer spoke highly of Ramam, calling him the “keel and rudder of (Vertex’s) Finance and HR operations”.
“Our tasks are complex,” she added .”We deal with HR, Benefits, Compliance, Corporate Taxes, Banking & Finance. Your work ethic, relentless ability to understand complex matters, attention to detail, and ‘do it right the first time’ mentality take our team to new heights.”
Ramam attributed the work environment at Vertex as well as flexible management for his long stay.
Also contributing fifteen years to the company in Accounting & Finance is Narayana Chamakura.
Narayana’s supervisor Venkit Raman praised his negotiating skills, adding that he was “A wholesome package – hardworking, conscientious, highly trustworthy.”
Echoing the comments of many of his co-workers, Narayana cited flexible office timings and liberty that the company provides to him as part of his reason for staying. “I can reach out to anyone at any point of time without any hierarchy,” he added. “I can express my views & ideas to the company.”
Manish, a Program Manager in the Hyderabad office reporting to Sudip Nandy, joined Vertex on June 19 2006.
“People are cordial at Vertex,” Manish said. “There is a certain empathy or compassion that seems to flow from them.”
Sudip said that Manish is “a fine individual and a great team player, super trustworthy,” adding that he earned respect and appreciation from his team, peers, and his seniors, and, that he was never shy of taking (on new) responsibilities.
Celebrating their ten-year anniversaries in 2021 were:
- Sankar Krishnan, Saleforce Architect
- Hemanth Shankarappa, PLM Software Systems Analyst
- Gopala Krishna Kanchiraju, Senior Project Manager
- Ganeswara Rao Kandula, Senior Database Programmer
- Murali Krishna Chinigi, Senior Software Engineer
- Gopinath Vemulapalli, Senior System Admininstrator
- Satish Kadaverla, Technical Lead
- Padmini Debbarma, Program Manager
- Imran Mohammed, Logistics
Celebrating their five year anniversaries were:
- Girish Sasankasekhar, Project Manager
- Kiran Veerendra, Assistant Manager of Recruiting
- Suresh Sankaran, Project Manager
- Mukesh Jha, Software Engineer
- Kumaar Burepalli, Senior Developer
- Nageswara Konatham, Software Engineer
- Lokanth Balaka, Database Architect
- Praveen Maduri, Application Support Engineer
Those celebrating their one year anniversaries are:
- Alasdair Donald, VBA Programmer
- Joshua Laffoon, Test Engineer
- Susan Moellinger, Packaging Research Specialist
- Sri Dronavalli, Software Engineer
- Mustaq Turegal, Senior Inside Sales Associate
- Ranga Kummari, Software Engineer
- Nagaraj Adarsha, Manager of SAP Testing