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Cipher has been selected as a 2017 Best-Run Company, a program by SmartCEO, for cultivating long-term relationships that drive culture.

A best-run company must exhibit the highest standards of nine critical aspects: process, vision, customers, culture, leadership, communication, growth, brand and talent. These firms — generating in excess of $2.76 billion in collective annual revenue and employing more than 20,000 people — are leading their industries, have overcome significant challenges and have created lasting value in their communities. They span many industries that are succeeding in the Baltimore-Washington region — from IT and government contracting, to staffing and public relations. They exemplify leadership, strategic vision and character.

"For more than 15 years, SmartCEO’s mission has been to share inspirational stories about the region’s top companies. The Best-Run Book is a shining example of how companies like Cipher and their leadership teams are able to become industry leaders, overcome significant challenges and create lasting value in their communities,” says Craig Burris, founder and CEO of SmartCEO.

“We are honored by this recognition of our efforts to create a strong, collaborative culture for our employees and clients,” said Peter Grimm, Managing Director of Cipher. “Awards like this reaffirm our focus on building relationships and inspire us to continually strive for excellence.”

Each Best-Run Company is featured in SmartCEO’s 100-page Best-Run Book, a collection of the Baltimore-Washington Region’s best business stories. This valuable, one-of-a-kind guide serves as a platform to tell the stories of those companies who model excellence and as a resource for growing companies and aspiring leaders regardless of company size or industry.

View the press release announcement online at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14027849.htm and learn more about the Cipher Leadership Team at www.cipher-sys.com/about.