Looking back on 2018 as we head into 2019
Jacob Mollohan, Senior Marketing Specialist
December 27, 2018
When you look back at 2018, what stands out the most to you? For us, this year has been an incredible experience of learning and growing. After our most award-winning year, we want to take a step back and appreciate the journey.
As we look back, 2018 has been a pivotal year for all of us at Mobile Solutions, migrating all of our customers to our flagship product and next-gen mobility management solution, MAX. A lot of companies tout their commitment to change, but not many revolutionize their industry. MAX was designed from the ground up on the feedback from the people who use the system every day, our clients.
“As we look forward to 2019 and beyond, we are thrilled with all the new opportunities.”
Don’t get me wrong, change is hard. There were challenges and opportunities at every step of the process. Whether it was long nights, problem solving an issue, or just the hard work of giving our all every day, we all felt it at some point or another.
In the middle of all that, there were beautiful opportunities to see people shine through. The nights we stayed late to finish a deadline, sure it was tiring, but we got it all done. And most importantly, we did it together. Those times when we suffered disappointment or loss, we stood together. Those times when life felt so overwhelming that it was hard to see past the next 5 minutes, we found friends and family in the teams around us.
It’s more than just a job for the teams here. We love working with each other and for leaders who have made such a commitment to us. Leaders who truly value the idea of a work family, providing meals, weekly food trucks, an open office environment, and amazing opportunities for growth and development. Every member of our family works as a part of an integral whole.
So, as we prepare for another year together, here are a few of the moments and memories that really stand out:
ColoradoBiz’s 2018 Top 50 Family-Owned Companies
January 18, 2018
“From the very beginning, we wanted to create a sense of family and belonging. We feel this creates a positive environment where everyone enjoys coming to work. We appreciate our staff and value their ideas on how to make Mobile Solutions the best place to work and be each and every day. We take every opportunity to give back and show appreciation for everyone’s dedication.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
Mobile Solutions Makes Inc.’s Best Workplaces for 2nd Time
May 23, 2018
“When we look back over the past ten years, one thing has always been true; our greatest successes come from our people. We are united in our purpose to bring the very highest levels of service and solutions to our clients. Our mission here is simple, clear. Every day we put our all in, and we are rewarded with a company environment where our individual contributions amount to so much more than any of us could achieve on our own. It is an honor to work with and represent our entire team.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
Mobile Solutions Named Best Tech Startup
May 30, 2018
“Technology is changing rapidly. Every generation, mobility, computing, and data skyrockets and this has opened doors. We are in the age of the digital transformation. We are thrilled to embrace the future, to create trends and continuously improve the customer experience. In the end, that’s what it’s all about. The technology is there for us to really create a better world every day.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
Denver Business Journal’s 2018 Top 3 Best Places to Work
June 20, 2018
“We’ve known all along that the key to creating an engaging workplace is people. We invest in our people whether it be providing meals daily, food truck Fridays, bring your dog to work days, potlucks for every reason to celebrate, or our legendary Christmas parties. We are so thrilled to receive this recognition, even more so knowing it is our people who make it possible and who love to be here.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
Mobile Solutions Makes the Inc. 5000 List for the 4th Time
August 15, 2018
“For the 4th time in a row we are here, and every year it feels more amazing. This is truly a testament to the years of hard work and dedication each and every one of our teams puts in. We’re incredibly proud to be on this prestigious list once again.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
ColoradoBiz’s 2018 Top Company Winner
August 30, 2018
“Every award we win is an honor, but receiving ColoradoBiz’s 2018 Top Company has to rank as one of our proudest moments. To be recognized amongst such outstanding peers is a testament to all the hard work, long hours, and excellent people that make Mobile Solutions what it is. In today’s ever-changing business landscape, progress really is the hallmark of successful companies. For us, it comes down to a simple recipe: we work hard, we learn, and we grow together.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders
The SaaS Report 2018 Top Women Leaders in SaaS
October 30, 2018
“It is a humbling and incredible experience to be honored as a Top Woman Leader in SaaS. For me, being a leader means encouraging and growing the various skills and passions of my team. Our company culture at Mobile Solutions is a work family in the truest sense, and I thank each and every member of our team for nominating me. I consider this a win for all of us and I’m so excited for everything else we will achieve together!” – Alice Tran, Vice President of Marketing
CTA APEX Awards 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year
November 8, 2018
As Jim Johnson, Mobile Solutions Co-Founder and CEO, says, “A little less than three years ago, I challenged Amber and asked her to play a leading role in the development of MAX while maintaining her Operations responsibilities. Every time we have challenged Amber, and I have done this quite a bit, she never backed down. She is an integral part of the success of Mobile Solutions and MAX, not just in helping us to get to where we are today, but in helping us go farther and farther each year. If anyone is curious how you move up in an organization, just observe Amber, she’s a model for others to emulate.”
ColoradoBiz’s 2018 Top 250 Private-Owned Companies
November 9, 2018
“From the very beginning, we have known that MAX is an important part of our continued success. Every single one of us put so much into the platform to make it a truly revolutionary product. We have learned to view challenges as opportunities because they teach us what we can do better. We are so proud to place on this list for the fourth year in a row. As we look forward to 2019 and beyond, we are thrilled with all the new opportunities.” – Jim and Kim Johnson, Co-Founders.
Check out all of our 2018 awards and announcements here.
At the end of the day, and truly the next step in our journey, we have created a family we can all be immensely proud of. One that allows us to provide a better experience and to improve the lives of the people we touch.
Here’s to a new year and to everything we will achieve together!