Virsys12 Ends Year with NEXT Award, Record Growth

NASHVILLE, TN — Virsys12, a Nashville-based technology consultancy specializing in Salesforce, received its first NEXT Award presented jointly by The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) on November 21, 2013. On behalf of Virsys12, President and Founder Tammy Hawes accepted the award in the Technology category for top Startup.

 “Virsys12 was born because I recognized the opportunity to provide personalized technology expertise, training and solution services – tailored to each individual business – in the leanest possible way,” Hawes, a seasoned CTO/CIO executive, explains. “Virsys12 specializes in Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM platform, and in just two short years we’ve experienced triple digit revenue growth. We’ve only just begun.”

Virsys12 was launched from Hawes’ kitchen table as she offered pro bono services to non-profits while concurrently helping spin-off a new software product for her then-employer, Smith Seckman Reid.  Primex Wireless, the company that purchased the software, became one of Virsys12’s first customers. “We continue to benefit from Tammy’s insight and experience with technology and healthcare. Her team brings back ideas from conferences like Dreamforce that immediately benefit our business,” comments Michele Marvin, Vice President of Marketing for Primex Wireless.

Hawes gives high credit to Nashville’s entrepreneurial community for the rapid rise of the company, “Virsys12 exists and thrives because of this city and its culture where dreams prosper.  Nashville is a city that believes.  It is a generous city that has allowed Virsys12 to launch and grow…quickly.”

After her first full year in business, in 2013 Hawes moved her growing firm of two consultants to new offices in the healthcare corridor of Maryland Farms, expanding her team to include new partner, Valerie Landkammer, and seven certified Salesforce consultants so far.

Landkammer confirms the company direction, “One of any businesses’ greatest challenges is to maintain industry dominance while embracing new technology that evolves at lightening speed.   Our brand promise is we provide the bridge between technology and your business need. We are a Silver Cloud Alliance Partner with the largest certified staff based in the Nashville area. We guarantee our work.”

Virsys12 is a Nashville-based technology consultancy specializing in Salesforce products and focused on healthcare. Founder and CEO Tammy Hawes along with her partner, Valerie Landkammer, bring over 30 years of executive success achieved across a wide variety of large, small, public and private enterprises. In addition to their Silver Cloud Alliance certification, Virsys12’s rapidly growing individually certified team maintains top customer satisfaction ratings and excels in lean business process and creative solutions. Virsys12 is the choice for any business using cloud data to improve quality, speed, security and accountability in their operations. For more information visit

The 2013 NEXT Awards was hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and presented by Bank of America. For more information, visit