President’s Letter

President’s Letter

When we started 26 years ago, SMRC partnered with some of our nation’s brightest minds on array of impressive breakthroughs advancing science and technology priorities for NOAA.

A Letter from the President

Since then, good work led to organic growth through contracts, grants, and research funding. This led to the good fortune of being able to attract and hire some extraordinary intellectuals from academia, think tanks, and laboratories.

As we grew, we looked to diversify our portfolio, add new capabilities, and even participate in the SBA 8(a) Program for the next nine years. During these 9 years, SMRC scaled at an unprecedented rate, ascending to nearly 300 full-time employees at our peak and emerging on the scene as one of the fast growing companies in the nation for several consecutive years. This scale helped us operate at the corporate maturity of a fully grown business and achieve many goals – from the diversification of our experience portfolio to an even more durable corporate infrastructure and management team.

While we matured, however, we preserved our bedrock values as an applied science company, and eventually returned to our roots focusing on flagship customers at NOAA and its great science mission. Our goal, for the next decade, is to harness our scale, expertise, and ingenuity on behalf of NOAA and help advance its priorities to be at the vanguard of excellence.

On behalf of SMRC and its people, thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve our nation. We are here today because of government small business programs. And we will be here tomorrow because we used these special opportunities to become a stronger, wiser, and increasingly focused company.

My best,

Neelu Modali

Neelu Modali

President / CEO