A history of excellence



 

John Northrop had a vision of having his own firm once he retired from active duty. At that time he had an extensive knowledge of operational concepts and requirements analysis because of his position as head of requirements for the Army. The only issue was whether he learned business skills from a large defense company or a small consulting company. He chose the small route. In 2001, he eventually opened his own firm and initially worked small projects and built a reputation. His first big break came as a sub to General Dynamics Robotics Systems and the Objective Force Warrior program in December 2002. After winning the down-selection process, he hired 5 additional people, and for the first time it felt like JHNA was a real company, Of interest, four of those individuals are still on the team. 

The first ten years of the firm’s life, the team focused on creating a strong reputation for technical excellence. The firm was a consortium of top-tier 1099 subcontractors that remained relatively small. In 2010, Ian Northrop joined the firm with the purpose of growing the firm and developing and implementing a strategy that would facilitate that growth. In the last eight years, the firm has changed and grown significantly. It has solidified its position in three key markets, established a reputation for expertise in several key functional areas, and is known in the industry for the top-tier talent that work in the firm. Furthermore, JHNA has developed incredibly strong leadership in each of these markets as well hired “rock-star” employees.


2001

John H. Northrop & Associates is founded read John's story >>

2010

Ian Northrop joins John H. Northrop & Associates

2013

John H. Northrop & Associates becomes JHNA, Inc.

2015

JHNA is named one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places To Work

2016

JHNA is named one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places To Work

2017

JHNA is named one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places To Work

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work, Finalist

2018

JHNA is awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

JHNA is named one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places To Work

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work, Finalist


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