This fall, the Grand Rapids Business Journal inducted Brittany Hunter, one of Atomic’s Grand Rapids managing partners, into their 2019 “40 Under 40” class. Every year, the Business Journal honors 40 of the region’s top young professionals for their business success, leadership, and community service.
Making Work Work (And Crushing it!)
A Grand Valley State University grad, Hunter ascended the ranks at Atomic— from designer to delivery lead to managing partner. As a managing partner, Hunter’s tenacious attitude and relationship-focused leadership style have brought Atomic success. Since stepping into the role of managing partner, Hunter has brought in over $7 million in sales and oversees 36 software makers.
“When I’m working to sell engagements, I look for projects that I think our teams will enjoy and find success in,” she said. “Creating a project plan that I know a team will be able to crush—that gives me a lot of joy and fulfillment.”
In Her Element at Atomic
Atomic Object Co-CEO Shawn Crowley says Hunter’s advancement at Atomic was a natural fit.
“Brittany took to Atomic like a duck to water,” he said. “She’s always been a hungry learner—wanting to challenge herself into that sweet spot of stress. She’s wise enough to not get in over her head, but she has the courage to keep searching for the next big thing.”
3 Under 40
With this honor from the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Hunter has joined the ranks of Atomic’s Co-CEOs, Mike Marsiglia and Shawn Crowley, who were recognized as “40 Under 40” recipients in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
“Being in the company of strong Atomic leaders is really meaningful to me,” said Hunter. “The impact we make as a company and that I’ve made throughout my career here is important to me.”
As Marsiglia and Crowley transitioned from managing partners to Co-CEOs earlier this year, Hunter stepped up as the new Grand Rapids managing partner. Crowley says the company will benefit from Hunter’s drive for years to come.
“It is a big deal to see Brittany step into the role of managing partner,” he said. “It gives me a sense of pride and clear confidence that Atomic will achieve our goal of being a 100-year-old business. We’re watching incremental success stories happen right in front of our eyes— and Brittany is a shining example of that.”