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March 13, 2015

FORBES Credits Wildflower for making Santa Fe, NM great

Santa Fe, NM March 13, 2015 – Wildflower Intl. is recognized for being one of the reasons that makes Santa Fe, NM a great place. FORBES Magazine notes the top 10 cities in the US for Women-owned businesses, and at the top of the FORBES list is Santa Fe, New Mexico, scoring big for its high percentage (33.7%) of women-owned businesses and attractive cost of living. The city is also HQ to IT services provider Wildflower International, which is the largest woman-owned business in New Mexico.

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June 13, 2014

Wildflower International Selects New Director of Finance

Santa Fe, NM June 13 2014 – Wildflower is pleased to announce that Brian Shelton, MBA, has been selected as the new Director of Finance. Brian joins Wildflower’s executive management team from the State of New Mexico, where he most recently served as Bureau Chief of the Financial Distribution Bureau.

“Brian brings years of experience in the government sector, which comes at a perfect moment in Wildflower’s growth and the exciting state of the marketplace,” states Kimberly deCastro, Wildflower’s Chief Executive Officer. “His focus on budget analysis and process development will be beneficial in helping us strengthen our infrastructure as we continue trending upward.” Brian will partner closely with each of the company’s business units to streamline processes and enhance performance.

Mr. Shelton received his MBA in Marketing Management from the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. He graduated from Miami University, and went on to serve in the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote D’Ivoire. His previous positions include Finance Manager at the City of Santa Fe Buckman Direct Diversion Water Treatment Plant, Senior Budget Analyst at the County of Los Alamos, and Business Analysis Manager at Ricoh Company Ltd. A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Brian is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals, and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). When not directing financial affairs, Brian loves spending time outdoors, swimming and competing in triathlons.

For more information, please contact our office you may reach us at (505) 466-9111.

 

December 3, 2013

Wildflower Int'l Leaps Forward in Cloud-based Efficiency

Santa Fe, NM July 22, 2013 – IT provider, Wildflower International - New Mexico’s largest woman-owned business - will launch their new Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) today: SAP Business ByDesign.

Wildflower has always been unique in the small business community. While most businesses its size use Quickbooks-style accounting programs, Wildflower was among the first in its class to run a sophisticated, on demand, end-to-end infrastructure: SAP Business One. The power and flexibility afforded by running SAP Business One has brought structure and controls to business processes that are essential for managing relationships and operations commensurate with large Fortune 500 Companies.

And now, Wildflower is taking a leap forward in the cloud. As of today, Wildflower is changing their ERP software solution to SAP Business ByDesign. This is a real-time, cloud-based, fully integrated solution that will harmonize all key business functions: finance, HR, customer relationship management, supply chain and procurement. Moreover, Wildflower customers have access to the same real-time information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a web-based interface to customer data.

“Maintaining the trust of our Eagle Contractors has always been so important to us,” states Kimberly deCastro, president and CEO of Wildflower International. “Making the leap to SAP Business ByDesign allows us to increase our efficiency, our functionality and our reliability for our customers. Even though we offer boutique-style personalized service, our infrastructure is a veritable power-house.”

The implementation of SAP Business ByDesign into the Wildflower infrastructure has been a months-long journey, and a costly investment. “It’s worth it,” notes Kimberly. “We’re taking real-time insights and timely analytics to a new level. Our improved integration and collaboration between our partners, coupled with our flexible and personal relationships, changes the game for us and raises the bar in the entire industry.”

For more information, please contact Andre Chang at achang@wildflowerintl.com or you may reach him at (505) 466-9111.

 

July 22, 2013

Wildflower International Certified to be ISO 9001 Compliant

Santa Fe, NM July 22, 2013 – IT provider, Wildflower International - New Mexico’s largest woman owned business has earned the prestigious ranking of ISO 9001:2008.

Since 1991, Wildflower has been providing IT, Project Management, and hardware & software solutions for the Federal Government and Healthcare Providers. They are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with offices in Oak Ridge, TN and Washington, DC. Wildflower partners with IT providers like Dell, HP, Motorola and Cisco Systems, to name a few.

“We are so proud today,” states Kimberly deCastro, president and CEO of Wildflower. “Fundamentally, there are threads that have been woven through our fabric from the beginning that are present with us every day. Making sure our customers are completely satisfied has always played a key role in Wildflower’s success. It’s part of our relationships, our culture, our DNA and our day-to-day operations. It’s who we are.”

The stringent requirements set forth by the International Standards Organization or ISO and audited by the external third-party auditor are based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. “Once we put the ball in motion,” says deCastro, “we could immediately see the effectiveness of implementing international standards.”

The independent auditors saw the effectiveness of their operations, too. With zero non-conformances, zero findings, and zero observations, Wildflower passed the often-times lengthy certification and audit process with uncommon success.

The ISO is an International Quality Management System Standard that specifies requirements within which an organization demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products or services to meet customer and legal requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and opening the way to continual improvement. Though globally more than 1 million organizations have implemented ISO 9001 Management Systems, only about 5% of those organizations are located in North America.

“It’s so important to us because we are also a HUBZone employer,” comments deCastro. “We bring quality jobs to people in the Santa Fe area that otherwise would not be available here. Not only are we raising the status quo in the IT industry, we’re raising the standard for people here in Santa Fe. It’s a really big deal.”

 

February 18, 2011

Wildflower Int'l Chosen as Hewlett Packard Approved Supplier

Santa Fe, NM February 18, 2011 – Hewlett Packard has just announced that Wildflower International has been awarded as a supplier for HPES’ U.S. Public Sector HW Reseller Approved Supplier List (ASL).

Wildflower Intl. was selected from a “select and competitive group” according to HP’s Global Procurement Officer, Lynn Vittetoe.

The new contract will enable Wildflower to support the US Public Sector Programs that Hewlett Packard is actively involved in. Wildflower will be among a limited group of quality companies providing hardware teaming services to HP.

“We are especially pleased with our ever-expanding partnership with Hewlett Packard,” said Wildflower’s CEO, Kimberly deCastro. “This new award represents the results of our intentional efforts to provide maximum value added services with our products.”

Wildflower is pleased to name Hewlett Packard among their prestigious and growing list of Fortune 100 Suppliers.

For more information, please contact Jim Montoya at jmontoya@wildflowerintl.com or you may reach him at (505) 466-9111.

 

2011:

• Top 100 DHS Contractors, January 2011

2010:

• Integrated Contractor Purchasing Team

• Verizon Government Contracting Team

• FederalTimes.com Fed List Women Owned businesses Wildflower International #22

• Top Contractors, February 2010

• Diverse 100, August 2010

2009:

• GE Captital Distribution Finance Credit

• Wildflower Selects VPMI SaaS Project Management Software

• Wildflower Awards

• 25 Government Contractors, November 2009

• Top 100 DHS Contractors, January 2009

2008:

• Top 100 DHS Contractors, January 2008

2007:

• Government VAR of the Week

• DHS taps 11 companies for First Source

• CRN Small VARs Cry Foul on Federal Contracts

• Wildflower International, February 2007

2006:

• Conference Board Executive Action Series (pg 6)

• Largest Hispanic Owned Businesses, March 2006

• Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses, April 2006

• 500 Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Companies, June 2006

• 100 Fastest-Growing Companies,J uly 2006

2005:

• Wildflower earns the No1 spot

• NAWBO NM Woman’s top 25 in Business

• Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S., March 2005

• Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in The U.S., March 2005

• The Top 500 Companies, June 2005

2004:

• Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S., January 2004

• Top 500 Woman Owned Businesses in the U.S., January 2004

• Top Diversity Owned Businesses in TN, January 2004

• 500 Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Companies,June 2004

• 50 Hispanic-Owned Businesses,October 2004

2003:

• Jefferson Lab News Release 2003

• 50 Hispanic-Owned Businesses, August 2003

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