Athens, Ga. – HatchWorks Technologies has recently been named one of the fastest-growing top 100 businesses owned or operated by a University of Georgia alumnus. The company ranked 14th in the annual list of honorees released by the UGA Alumni Association’s 2021 Bulldog 100. This is HatchWorks’ first year to qualify for the Bulldog 100, which received more than 400 applications for 2021.
Founded and led by UGA graduate Brandon Powell, HatchWorks was established in 2016. Since then, the Atlanta-based award-winning software product development and support services company has seen exponential growth compounded year over year.
From 2017-2019, HatchWorks grew revenues of $2.5 million to over $8 million, added team members from 12 to more than 50, and expanded to two satellite offices in Chicago and San Jose, Costa Rica. (Given the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in general, this year’s Bulldog 100 list took into account only pre-pandemic financial information.)
“For me, this awards program signals the power of UGA’s entrepreneurial spirit and successful investment into empowering business professionals to be resilient and overcome difficult times,” said Brandon Powell, CEO of HatchWorks. “I’m very proud to be recognized by my alma mater among this incredible group of peers.”A graduate of the UGA undergraduate degree program in Management Information Systems, Brandon is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development. Prior to founding HatchWorks, he spent almost two decades in management consulting, as well as in executive leadership at AT&T and head of product for Cricket Wireless. Today, Brandon retains a link to his alma mater with Hatch Futures: a philanthropic program providing summer internship opportunities to underprivileged youth and future UGA graduates. Through this six-week program, HatchWorks gives interns professional work environments and hands-on training for technology skills; as well as longer-term mentorship opportunities and career development assistance. To view the alphabetical list of businesses and to learn more about the Bulldog 100, see www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.