May 26, 2022


For the second year in a row, Next Level Solutions has been named the Fastest Growing Company by the Springfield Business Journal. To be considered for the honor, NLS participated in a comprehensive process, which included nominations, questionnaires and submission of gross revenue reports, third-party verifications, and a final decision by an independent panel of judges.

Before winners were announced, all applicants for the award were narrowed down to the Dynamic Dozen – 12 companies in the Springfield area that were named as finalists. The countdown to number one took place at a dinner on May 19, 2022,at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. Over the past three years, Next Level Solutions boasted a 394% increase in revenue. Beyond that, the employee count at NLS skyrocketed 450% in the same time period. “We saw a need in the industry for a near-shore solution for Duck Creek customers, and we really went for it,” said Michael Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Next Level Solutions. “As we continue to gain clients, we’re bringing in more talent to meet the needs of our customers. We feel really blessed to have such an amazing team here in Springfield and all over the world.”

Eleven employees from Next Level Solutions were present at the dinner to receive the distinction, including members of leadership and their significant others. “I’ve been at NLS since 2019, and watching the company grow so quickly has been astounding,” Aislynn Hamilton said, Director of Marketing at NLS. “I remember our employees all fitting into one, small office and now our Springfield headquarters are in two big buildings on Primrose. I’m so happy to be part of this journey.”

Along with the prestigious Fastest Growing Company award, Michael Smith received the Top Chief Operations Officer accolade for his work and leadership at Next Level Solutions. Smith was presented with the award at the Dynamic Dozen dinner. The Springfield Business Journal recently announced all this information in an article in their weekly publication and on their website.

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“NLS encourages a culture of collaborative working and learning, meaning that regardless of job title or position, everyone is willing to help one another. A big focus at NLS is work/life balance, I feel that they really try to foster this idea every day. Every company says they have an open-door policy, but at NLS I feel that really rings true. The managers are always accessible with their actual doors open when available. It is truly refreshing to work for a company that treats you like an adult and allows you to have control of your job path. It doesn't matter if you have been here a week or years, everyone at NLS is part of the family. I truly feel that this company everyday tries to live up to its motto: DO GOOD WORK!!”