REQ Clients Honored in the 2023 NVTC Tech100

REQ is celebrating our clients Appian, Excella, and Revature, who have been named NVTC Tech100 Honorees! Each company has been listed as a Company Honoree, and Excella CEO, Burton White, has been named to the Executive Honoree list.

The NVTC Tech100 awards program highlights the forward-thinking companies, top executives and emerging leaders who are driving innovation, developing breakthrough technologies, and contributing to economic growth in the Northern Virginia region.  

“The positive impact these major tech leaders are making in our ecosystem and beyond is truly impressive,” said Public Relations EVP, Elizabeth Shea. “It’s rewarding to partner with their respective marketing teams and leadership as they push the boundaries on innovation and growth - congratulations to the honorees!”

About the Company Honorees


Appian is a software company that automates business practices, and is the only recognized global leader across multiple enterprise technology markets, including low-code application development and digital process automation. Recent offerings like Case management as a service (CMaaS) for the public sector and the Appian AI Copilot enhancing the end-to-end application development capabilities of the Appian AI Process Platform reinforce why the world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations - resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences.


Excella is an Agile technology firm and transformative partner to leading organizations. For over two decades, Excella has helped its clients solve their greatest challenges using Agile principles while delivering modern, high quality solutions. The breadth and depth of Excella’s expertise has enabled the company to punch above its weight in the federal contracting space, working with clients such as the U.S. DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services, Federal Energy Regulatory Commision OE, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and is why federal agencies, prominent brands, and trailblazing nonprofits have turned to Excella to transform bold ideas into elegant technology solutions since 2002.    


Revature is a leading talent enablement organization and a talent transformation partner for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and top systems integrators. Since 2003, Revature has dedicated itself to creating pathways into well-paying tech jobs for people of all backgrounds. With their award-winning curriculum and flexible “hire-train-deploy model,” the company is actively helping young professionals meet the qualifications of the businesses that need them. Furthermore, with Revature as a talent transformation partner, companies can staff up with high-quality emerging tech talent, engage current employees, reskill and upskill teams, and chart their unique paths to a sustainable tech talent pipeline—all while creating a more diverse tech workforce.    

About the Executive Honoree

Burton White, CEO, Excella 

Burton White, Co-founder and CEO at Excella, is a trailblazing leader in technological innovations. Under his command, Burton has seen Excella from its inception to a recognized and awarded provider of innovative solutions across the public and private sectors. His strong belief in empowering people with technology has positioned Excella as a leader in cutting-edge technologies, and his leadership has led the company to record growth while continuing to deliver for clients and maintain a strong company culture and commitment to the Northern Virginia community.  

About the NVTC and the NVTC Tech100

NVTC is the trade association representing the Northern Virginia technology community. One of the nation’s largest and oldest tech councils, NVTC convenes regional tech companies from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, government contractors, service providers, academic institutions, and nonprofits who are committed to innovating to improve how we live, work, and learn.

The NVTC Tech100 honors the top companies, entrepreneurs, executives and NextGen leaders who drive innovation, implement new solutions for customers, and contribute to the region’s economic growth. The 2023 program attracted 200 nominations reviewed by a panel of independent judges. Honorees will be recognized at this year’s NVTC Tech100 celebration with the theme of “A Night at the AI Art Museum” on December 12, 2023, from 6 – 8 PM EST at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.