History

1911

2002

  • Wimmer Solutions was founded by Matt Sauri on his back porch on June 7th
  • In September, the original Wimmer team commemorated the grand opening of its first office on the shores of Lake Union with a family-friendly celebration. Food and drink were served in generous portions, and face painters, jugglers and other acts entertained employees and their families, as well as future candidates, customers, advisors, and new neighbors – young and old alike. While its beginnings came with very humble means, Wimmer’s ‘over the top’ celebration that day would set a standard that remains today
  • The company’s first two field employees were hired as mainframe testers at Safeco Insurance. Wimmer’s roster of field employees would grow to ten by year’s end
  • From its first year in business, Wimmer Solutions began investing in the needs of the local community through volunteerism, donations, and support for employees to become involved in the causes they care about

2003

  • The Wimmer team grew to sixteen field employees and the company brought on three new clients
  • The company’s first deliverable-based project work included a geo-mapping strategy for the U.S. Department of Defense and launch services for a large storage company’s online presence
  • Wimmer Solutions’ Managed Services division began supporting Microsoft’s Map Point (now Bing Maps) with a fully managed Inside Sales service that still exists today
  • ‘Laxbash’, the first fundraising event the company organized in support of the local community, was held at Seattle’s EMP on March 13th to benefit inner-city lacrosse programs in Seattle. It featured live music played by bands comprised of Wimmer’s own field employees and advisers, as well as a live auction with autographed gear from the Seahawks, Seattle Supersonics, and lacrosse legends from all over. While the company lost $1000 on its first large-scale community effort, the event raised enough funds to provide equipment for ten youth players to participate in a sport that has been a key part of Wimmer’s company culture

2004

  • With the company having grown nearly 700% in a year and a half thanks to many new clients and 35 field employees, Wimmer needed to scale its HQ staff, adding several new recruiters, as well as Wimmer’s first in-house IT and Operations support
  • Team Wimmer Solutions played in its first Hawai’i Lacrosse Invitational Tournament, an event the company has participated in every year since. The team made it to the semifinal round, losing by one goal to the team that would eventually win the tournament

2005

  • The company’s efforts engaging contract employees as true Wimmer team members continued to blossom. 55 new field employees joined the ranks, and the company’s revenues more than doubled, with many new client contracts
  • At the suggestion of some employees of Indian descent, on March 7th, Wimmer threw a new kind of annual celebration: a traditional Holi party celebrating light and color. The goal? To give some members of the Wimmer team a taste of home and introduce others to a new way of building culture and community
  • Tenacity paid off when Team Wimmer Solutions won its first Hawai’i Lacrosse Invitational Tournament, boasting such players as Casey Powell, Ryan Boyle, Ryan McClay, Brodie Merrill and Tillman Johnson

2006

  • 2006 was a banner year for Wimmer Solutions, which doubled its revenues from the previous year, added fourteen new field employees and several internal staff, initiated two new managed services at ArenaNet and T-Mobile, and began accumulating the accolades for which it is known today
  • Due to its spectacular growth since inception, Wimmer Solutions received its first of many recognitions as one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal
  • The ‘Biggest Little City in the World’ welcomed Wimmer Solutions’ geographic expansion, as it hired on a small team of field employees to support a key client’s growing presence in Reno, Nevada
  • Wimmer leadership team and other HQ employees set the tone for others to get involved in causes they care about by volunteering their time together with such organizations as Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Founder & CEO Matt Sauri sought a new, creative way to allow the company’s field employees, clients, HQ staff, and Community Partners a new way to connect and build community together. Enter ‘The Slacker’, a pleasure craft large enough to be enjoyed by many members of the Wimmer Family

2007

  • With its 5th anniversary, Wimmer Solutions reached a new milestone of 150 total field employees. 2007 revealed the possibilities that emerge when a team of Field Employees is truly engaged and empowered to create their own culture
  • Founder & CEO Matt Sauri was recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication
  • A huge local player in the mobile space leveraged Wimmer Solutions to systematize its HR function, and the team came through with flying colors, helping to establish a core competency within Wimmer Solutions’ consulting and managed service solutions
  • Once again, the Puget Sound Business Journal recognized Wimmer as a Fastest-Growing Company – this time, ranking #5 in Washington State for its year over year growth

2008

  • For the third year in a row, Wimmer Solutions was named one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington – and for the first time, recognized for its growth nationwide by the Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing list
  • It had to happen sooner or later: Wimmer’s 6th year in business saw its headquarters team outgrowing the office space it had first called home. Finding the right location to suit the needs of the growing company was no small feat, but ultimately the Fremont neighborhood’s lakeside Northlake building proved to be the perfect new home, with plenty of room to grow (at least at the time)
  • Evolving Wimmer’s community outreach initiatives was ongoing; in 2008, it opened up its charitable gift matching program – already unique in its industry for including its field employees – to enable matching gifts to any eligible 501(c)3 organization
  • 2008 was the first year that Wimmer sent both an elite and masters team to the Hawai’i Lacrosse Invitational; even more importantly, it was the first year the team played for something greater than a trophy. Both teams competed in honor of a Wimmer family member who had lost his life in an accident. The experience was eye opening as a new opportunity for the team to build community and rally around a singular focus; it is no surprise that that year’s teams both brought home winning titles

2009

  • In the midst of an economic downturn, Wimmer Solutions found itself once again named one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington State and Nationwide, with nearly 200 employees and over $20 million in revenue
  • At a time when others looked inward, Wimmer Solutions reached out to the greater community and invested more in local causes than ever before, participating in such unique community-building events as the Winter Pineapple Classic
  • Dedicated to the idea that increased employee volunteerism and philanthropy can help create change in our neighborhoods like nothing else – and knowing how important the opportunity to give back is to Wimmer’s candidates – the company joined with other like-minded industry leaders as a member of the Corporate Volunteer Council of the Puget Sound

2010

  • Thanks to its enduring support for its field employees and partnership approach to working with clients, Wimmer Solutions enjoyed 30% growth and a staff that had grown to over 250 strong. Several new team members joined Wimmer’s headquarters staff in leadership roles in order to continue to provide support to its 40+ clients while expanding services
  • For the first time ever, Wimmer Solutions was honored as one of Washington’s top three Best Workplaces, as well as adding to its accolades as a Fastest-Growing Company in Washington and nationwide
  • After years of creating legendary culture, Wimmer codified its commitment to caring for its employees, clients, and neighbors with the mantra ‘Care Creates Community’ and a new look and feel to its branding to match
  • After being awakened to the immediate effects of intergenerational global poverty and the AIDS crisis on young children, Founder & CEO Matt Sauri came together to form Human Doings, an initiative that successfully raised funds to build an orphanage in a township outside of Cape Town, South Africa, alongside Inkamva Labantu and the Legendary Helen Lieberman, a community activist well known for her stance for equality. The same year, Matt put his leadership into practice closer to home as a board director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County

2011

  • Care Creates Community came to bear when a surging Wimmer team stood tall to support the Team Jesse Foundation in its ride across America – a challenge Founder & CEO Matt Sauri took to heart, training for and completing the 95-day, 4500-mile ride with Team Jesse founder Kevin Mincio
  • Wimmer Solutions’ Employee Engagement Team became a reality, actualizing what Wimmer Solutions is all about by providing immediate, caring, dedicated in-field technical support, coaching, and mentorship for every one of its field employees. It is no surprise that once again the company was honored as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces and one of the fastest-growing companies nationally
  • December found Wimmer Solutions under a bigger limelight than ever before when it stepped up to sponsor New Year’s at the Needle, sparking a call to action around civic engagement and creative volunteerism

2012

  • With over 300 field employees and a large portfolio of Fortune 50 to 500 clients, Wimmer Solutions passed $40 million in revenue and found itself with another title as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces, as well as one of the fastest-growing companies in Washington and across the US
  • Taking its community outreach programs a step further, Wimmer Solutions partnered with the AFAR Foundation and Global Explorers (now No Barriers Youth) to launch the Learning AFAR Program at TAF Academy, enabling ten low income and minority youth to participate in a STEM-and-sustainability curriculum culminating in a global service learning experience in Costa Rica
  • Deepening its partnership with the Team Jesse Foundation and its work to support the families of fallen soldiers, Wimmer co-presented the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run for the first time. It also brought its legendary culture to bear with such team-building sporting events as the Winter Pineapple Classic and RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party)

2013

  • With a rapidly expanding team needing to respond to more client requests than ever, and in order to support over 300 employees, Wimmer restructured its teams in a way that facilitated greater agility and empowered individuals to contribute in new ways. Among the changes: the company’s leadership team instituted a weekly PBR (no, not that one, or that one – Wimmer’s is a ‘Progress of the Business Review’) meeting to enable greater cross team communication and improved reporting
  • After securing a major contract for managed services with the retail arm of a global software company, Wimmer Solutions opened the doors to its first brick and mortar office in Reno, NV, where it had been supporting clients with consultants and small teams for seven years
  • Another year, another recognition as one of the fastest-growing companies nationwide, and one of the best places to work in the state
  • In partnership with Washington STEM, Wimmer presented a series of executive-level business breakfasts that brought together leaders of local companies with fellow executives, education thought leaders, and global innovators. The events sparked disruptive conversations around how companies can work together with government and nonprofit organizations to address the growing STEM skills gap in Washington state and beyond

2014

  • 2014 found Wimmer Solutions with several key additions to its leadership team, a restructured recruiting engine, and an expanded engagement team, all supporting a client base that was larger than ever, as well as over 350 field employees across the west coast who voted it a Best Workplace for the fifth year in a row
  • The company’s rapidly growing team in Reno, NV outsized its first home, but ‘Wimmer South’ quickly made itself at home in a new, larger office in the city’s Plumas area with plenty of room to grow
  • In March, Wimmer’s community outreach team partnered with No Barriers USA to bring celebrated blind athlete and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer to Seattle to raise support for life-changing programs for youth, veterans, and people with disabilities
  • For the first time, Wimmer Solutions fielded a team of cyclists in the Obliteride in support of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Wimmer Solutions’ 12th anniversary mystically coincided with the year the Seattle Seahawks made Superbowl history, bringing a whole new level of awesome to the phrase “We Are 12”

2015

  • In response to growing demand for Managed Services and technology consulting, Wimmer Solutions launched a Professional Services division that offers clients the flexibility of individual subject matter experts as well as team-based outsourced solutions