Philadelphia, PA, December 7, 2017 – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology and information management solutions to the Federal Government, is pleased to announce Philadelphia Business Journal has named Fran Pierce, DSA’s Chairman, President, & CEO one of “The Most Admired CEOs”. The Most Admired CEO award recognizes Philadelphia’s most dynamic business leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision, a commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Business Journal editorial board selected the 2017 honorees.
Fran took the role of President and CEO when the company was struggling in the midst of an industrywide downturn and overcame significant business challenges to achieve a remarkable turnaround. She restructured the company to broaden its service offerings, expanded its presence in key markets, extended its operations to include eight regional offices, increased its revenue from $9M in 1991 to $168M in 2017, and grew the number of employees from under 100 to over 400. Under her leadership, DSA was recognized for the 9th time on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, a recognition received by less than half a percent of companies that have applied.
Fran’s accomplishments as a senior business executive reflect her deep understanding of what it takes to lead an organization in times of crisis, resolutely overcoming adversity and motivating employees to pursue excellence. “It is a pleasure to be recognized as a Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO honoree,” said Fran Pierce. “This tribute, however, really is recognition of the great men and women with whom I have had the pleasure of working. It is a great honor to have the opportunity to work with the DSA team, collaborate with industry partners, and support the needs of our customers”.
DSA is an employee‐ owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. Founded in 1963, DSA’s service offerings include Systems Engineering and Integration, Software Development, Data Analytics, Cyber Operations and Security, Systems Modernization, Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Collaboration and Knowledge Management, and Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Systems. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA and has major operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.
RJ Kolton, Sr VP, Business Development, 703.261.6083; RJ.Kolton@dsainc.com