FTI, started in 1985, launched with a focus on government customers and used Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs (SBIR/STTR) programs in the late 80’s to commercialize sought-after technologies. From 10 employees in 1995 to over 100 now, recent SBIR Phase III contracts worth $120M enabled growth and added over 90 full-time positions. FTI’s decision support technologies address DOD’s “Big Data” challenges, aiding informed decisions through data patterns. The foundation of FTI’s recent and future growth is based on its creative technologies combined with the business opportunities inherent in Phase III laws and Sole Source rights.
A recipient of the 2015 Tibbetts Award, Ron Schroder and FTI proudly accepted the honor at the White House. To learn more, you can read the full article at SIBR.gov.