More Than a Technology Company: Howard Tech Advisors
Founder and managing partner Ananta Hejeebu planted his roots in Howard County when he realized it was the kind of place where family, relationships and business could all co-exist. More importantly, he realized that a business model built on personal relationships would be the foundation of his company’s success.
Howard Tech Advisors has been a sponsor and technology provider for Leadership Howard County since Ananta graduated from the Premier program in 2008. He has also served on the LHC board since 2010, and is currently the vice chair. Giving back to the community is a guiding principle of Howard Tech, and Ananta certainly leads by example, also serving on the board of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, and as an elder at Grace Community Church. He has previously served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Howard County and Salvation Army, and is a long-time Howard County youth sports coach.
“Our mission is to build community, where our employees, vendors, clients and partners connect in meaningful ways,” he has said. “The more we engage each other – helping solve problems, celebrating successes and sharing burdens – the more likely we will impact the world for the better. We are committed to being active citizens of the communities we serve and being fully engaged in serving those we connect with.”
What is HTA’s philosophy about being a corporate citizen?
We want to do more than just “provide IT services.” We say that we are not a technology company that values relationships; we’re a relationship company that does technology. Howard Tech wants all of the businesses that serve our community to grow and flourish. They can’t do that if their technology is not running seamlessly. By partnering with local business organizations, such as Leadership Howard County, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the BWI Business Partnership, we hope to connect companies with other successful companies.
How do you support your employees’ involvement in the community?
Our roots are in building and strengthening our community. We encourage our employees to find their calling, in and out of the office. We volunteer to serve meals at a local shelter, we “Ring the Bell” for Salvation Army, raising awareness for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, and supporting many other organizations that are near and dear to our Team.
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