To our Clients, Employees, Families and Friends,
As we end 2018, I’d like to take a few moments to share some of the highlights of this past year, send out a few very sincere words of appreciation and offer a brief glimpse into our plans for 2019.
First, I would like to offer sincere thanks and a note of appreciation to our amazing customers around the globe… 5 continents, 17 countries, 42 cities and counting!
Thank you for choosing to partner with NarraSoft! We are privileged to serve each of you, and we value your business very much. We sincerely value your trust and confidence and we are fully committed to supporting you every day. And, as we continue to grow, we will work hard to deliver our services with quality, integrity and professionalism while providing compelling value. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you throughout 2019!
I would also like to recognize and thank NarraSoft’s extraordinary employees in our Manila studio.
I am very proud of the team we have been fortunate to assemble. All of you are, without question, the highest caliber group of people I have worked with at NarraSoft to date! We began NarraSoft nine years ago, with a clear vision to build a company which would serve our clients with quality, integrity, value and professionalism. We also set out to build a company which would provide its employees an environment of respect, challenge and meaningful career opportunities. And we felt it was important to create a fun and exciting place to work, because we are convinced a direct correlation exists between happy and motivated employees; and delighted customers. So, to our incredible employees, managers and leadership… thank you!
Strong Growth in 2018… and new commitments to our local community in Manila and entrepreneurs around the world
In 2018, NarraSoft grew from 55 employees in January to over 80 at last count… over 45%! This clearly indicates the talent and commitment our employees provide to our valued clients around the globe.
This growth enabled us to move into a new and larger office this past October (our fourth office upgrade since we began!). We are now located on the 15th floor of the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas. One of the great things about this move is our clients can now stay in an award-winning, Five-Star hotel when they visit us to work with their teams….no commuting to an office… just push the 15th floor button in the elevator! And of course, our employees are very excited and energized with our new home!
This year we also established a subsidiary to help individual entrepreneurs launch their apps or games less expensively and more quickly. Bright Knight Ventures is a new and innovative shared equity model. Teams of experienced programmers and artists will build an app or game at cost in return for a percentage of future revenue sales. For more information, please visit brightknightventures.com
And finally, last year, we announced our commitment to begin a university scholarship fund. We are very proud to confirm we succeeded in fully funding our first student in June through our scholarship program. We have named it Narratives and its goal is to empower deserving young people to write the stories of their future through higher education. And as we continue to grow and expand, we intend to increase the number of students year over year.
Looking to 2019… planning for a ‘hat-trick’ of success!
- ) 2019 will be the year we reach 100 employees.
- ) 2019 is also the year NarraSoft celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
- ) And based on our growth projections, we will probably be opening a second office.
Three very significant and exciting milestones in the same year!
As I sign off, I’d like to again thank our clients for their trust and our employees for their commitment and hard work. Please have a safe holiday season and I look forward to working with all of you in 2019!
President and CEO
Monday December 17, 2018