35+ years in the Federal Government market
Z Federal was founded in its original name as Z, INC. in 1983 by Joseph J. Bross and Alan P. Naney. Over the next 35 years, Z, INC. developed a reputation of exceeding client expectations while forging strong, trusted relationships with our Federal and commercial customers and our strategic partners. We combine corporate capacity, technological innovation, performance management systems, and a commitment to customer satisfaction to deliver efficient, cost-effective results.
Two of our customers have been with Z, INC. for decades, which is unheard of in the Federal contracting market. Our focus on people, technology and processes has resulted in repeat business at the Department of Energy for 35 years and counting and at FDIC for over 24 years.
In 2016, our current CEO and Chairman, Mr. Russ Hall, successfully led the initiative to capitalize on the successes, solid relationships with our customers and low employee turnover to transition Z, INC. from a 35 year-old entrepreneurship into an employee-owned, expertly managed and high-performing professional services firm.
One of the major initiatives in this transition involved the current Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) structure that is now the foundation of Z, INC. In 2017, Mr. Hall led the 100% ESOP transition of Z, INC. to release ownership to all employees, unlock the true potential of the Z, INC. braintrust and skillset and instill an ownership mindset throughout the organization to create and grow ESOP shareholder wealth year-over-year.
In 2018, a focused strategic plan was launched to realize the true capabilities of the Company (our employee-owners), attain ISO and CMMI certifications, grow the base and extend our expertise. In parallel, a re-branding campaign was implemented to align our core values and capabilities with our customers, partners and employees. As a result, on April 19, 2018, Z, INC. became Z Federal.