Modavate Inc., a fast-growing human and technology solutions firm founded in 2007 by a U.S.-based Nigerian businesswoman, Bukie Opanuga, is recording giant strides with opening of its new Buford headquarters in the U.S. State of Georgia.
U.S. District Congressman, Rob Woodall, who attended the festivities, at 4486 Commerce Drive, to tour the facility and offer congratulations to Modavate President and CEO Bukie Opanuga, the company said in a statement.
Opanuga, a naturalised U.S. citizen from Nigeria, commemorated her 11th year in business by expanding her operation into a new office space. Modavate, a supplier to both governmental entities and private sector corporations, was celebrated as a rare technology firm that is owned by a minority woman. Congressman Woodall dropped by to welcome the Modavate team to the area and offer his support to the kind of diverse firm that represents the future of the tech world.
“Modavate is a great example of how hard work and dedication can help a small business owner to achieve the American dream,” says Woodall. “It is exciting to see the diversity of companies that are setting up shop in the 7th District. I am proud of what Bukie and her team have accomplished thus far and look forward to great things from her in the future.” Modavate – a certified 8(a) and EDWOSB supplier, as well as a certified Minority Business Enterprise with the NMSDC – is considered a top-performing contractor at the US Department of Defense.
The company, whose new headquarters is located within a federally designated Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), has recently been awarded a prime contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide management consulting services.
The US Congressman Woodall engaged Opanuga in a wide-ranging discussion on minority business access to opportunities with US Federal agencies, collaborative Federal/Local workforce development partnerships to increase the capacity of the technology labour pool and job creation strategies that lead to economic impact and positive outcomes.
Opanuga appreciates the opportunities she has been afforded and is grateful to Woodall for his commitment to the community. “It was quite an honor to have my U.S. Representative stop by to see what we are up to,” she says.
“He clearly is committed to making sure that small and d iverse companies have an opportunity to compete, which is all one can ask for. I was blessed by his visit and look forward to further collaboration with him going forward.”
Modavate has recently expanded its full-time team to five employees and is looking to continue to grow, including the addition of an internship program for students with an interest in digital marketing and information technology.
Modavate was recently recognised as the Business Member of the Month by the Government Contractors Association. Modavate, whose revenues exceeded $1 million in 2017, specialises in IT support, communications and marketing, cybersecurity, management consulting and training, according to the statement.