06-07-22 | Press Release

OTAVA® Named to 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 7, 2022 — Otava, a global leader in custom and compliant hybrid cloud solutions, today announced that it has been named for a fourth consecutive year to the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metropolitan Detroit. A program of MichBusiness, The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

​​“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Best and Brightest Company to Work for in Metro Detroit, for four years running,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava. “At Otava, we strive to empower people so they can exceed their goals and maximize positive impact to their lives. We take pride in our team and continue to invest in growth and advancement of our employees in Michigan and throughout all our locations.  We believe in empowering what’s possible, to bring technology and people together. Our team is truly extraordinary. It’s the collaborative culture that makes what we do so successful for our clients.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

Otava scored 95% or greater on the Culture, Teamwork and Cooperation, and Immediate Supervisor categories, which exceeded both the Metro Detroit and national norm scores. The company also achieved higher than Metro Detroit and national norm scores in the Recruitment and Selection, and Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Solutions categories. 

“These 2022 winning organizations have stood out during unpredictable times and have proven they are an employer of choice. They continue to keep the needs of their employees first and provide perks that include, development, wellbeing, work-life balance, rewars and recognition.  In addition these winning companies offer a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains superior employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winners will be honored during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit week in the fall of 2022. To see the full list of winners, visit: https://thebestandbrightest.com/events/metro-detroits-2022-best-and-brightest-companies-to-work-for/winners/

Want to join this glimmering team? We currently have opportunities available and you can check them out here: /about/careers/ 

About Otava:

Founded in 1994, Otava is a cloud solutions provider on a mission to make hybrid cloud hosting easy for service providers, public sector clients and enterprise organizations. Its portfolio of flexible and compliant solutions includes hybrid private and shared cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, backup and security offerings. Otava’s high-touch, consultative team works closely with clients to deliver exceptional results every time.

Otava Media Contact:
Christy Kemp
Dahlia Public Relations
[email protected]


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