COLCHESTER, VT – APRIL 20, 2018 – Competitive Computing, also known as C2, a leading Vermont digital solutions company, today celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. The company incorporated on April 20, 1993.
C2 was founded in 1993 by partners Martin Thieret, Todd Kelley, Melissa Dever and Carolyn Edwards. At the time, the quartet had been working together at Digital Equipment Corp. in South Burlington, VT, when their employer closed the facility. But they knew that 1993 was not the time to close anything digital. Instead, it was time to expand and innovate. So they started C2, focusing on strategic consulting—helping businesses leverage leading-edge technology to help them grow and compete in the Global market.
Said C2 CEO Thieret, “When we began C2, the Internet was still in its infancy. But we knew the key to success would be continual innovation—from mastering technology, to pioneering ways to bring companies online. That was the spirit of C2 then, and it’s still how we operate today.”
Within five years, C2 had already become a preeminent force in tech: By 1998, they had been named Microsoft Partner of the Year in New England and were one of 22 finalists in the world. Since then, C2 has established partnerships with the world’s leading technology vendors, and is continually recognized for groundbreaking work for institutions and businesses, large and small.
“C2’s formal name Competitive Computing describes our founding mission to help organizations be more competitive through the effective use of technology,” said Dever. “That’s been the secret of our success so far, and it will guide us through our next 25 years. We can’t wait.”
C2 is a digital solutions company specializing in web-enabled eBusiness, Enterprise Cloud and Managed Services. With a focus on building strategic value, C2’s industry-leading solutions are designed to help position clients to compete in an increasingly fast-paced and highly connected world. For 25 years, C2 has worked with brand-name businesses, as well as educational and governmental institutions, to deliver award-winning solutions. C2’s growing team is nationally recognized, with extensive experience in Multi-Channel eCommerce, Enterprise Websites, Custom .NET Development, Cloud, Data Storage, Mail & Messaging and 24/7 Managed Services.