For our latest edition of “Looking Local,” we spoke to Paul Peynado, executive vice president and CFO of All Technically Proficient Professionals LLC (ATP2). ATP2 is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owner Small Business (SDVOB) specializing in program management, administration, training, and medical claim support services. From providing the federal government with administrative services to working with government clients on cost analysis and logistics, the military-owned business offers expertise and cost-effective solutions for businesses and government organizations across the U.S. and around the world.
Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD): What is ATP2’s history in Charles County?
Paul Peynado (PP): We were founded in 2007 and were originally based out of Texas with offices in Waco and Austin. After five successful years in Texas, we decided to expand our operations by opening up an office in Charles County, where I’m based.
EDD: Why did you choose Charles County?
PP: The closeness of the business community in Charles County is unparalleled. The local government is also very transparent and easy to get in touch with for any questions or concerns I may have. Additionally, as a federal contracting organization, we benefit from Charles County’s proximity to the DC metro area and military sites like the Naval Support Facility in Indian Head.
EDD: What are the main advantages of doing business in Charles County?
PP: Doing business in Charles County means you’re part of a close-knit community that’s thriving. Every day, businesses here are experiencing rapid growth, with access to a diverse customer base and a robust talent pool.
EDD: What would you tell someone considering relocating their business to Charles County?
PP: Charles County is growing and its government is open to supporting local businesses to help foster continued growth. The county is also close to the DC area and provides the tools and amenities that allow a business to function as if they’re located in the capital, without the associated costs.
EDD: What has been your company’s greatest success thus far?
PP: Our greatest success is growing so quickly. We’ve gone from five employees in 2012, to now enjoying the success of more than 600. In fact, we currently have several open positions in Charles County, so we’re looking for qualified applicants to help grow our business.