AAIE Member Company Receives National Recognition

capSpire logo imageAAIE member Jeff Hardcastle’s consulting company, capSpire, was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top 150 corporate cultures by Entrepreneur magazine, coming in at number 33 in the medium business category, which includes companies with 75 to 299 employees.

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Jeff Hardcastle

The selection was based on a survey of company employees focused on 24 factors in seven categories — alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, engagement, leadership and basics, including pay, benefits and training.

To be eligible, companies had to be U.S.-based, be founder-led and have more than 35 employees. The survey had more than 34,000 employee participants, according to the magazine. Energage, an employee research and culture technology company in Philadelphia, worked with Entrepreneur to develop the list.

capSpire uses data optimization to help clients manage risk in commodities markets like corn, oil or jet fuel. The company was co-founded by Hardcastle and employs more than 100 people in offices in Fayetteville, Tulsa, Dallas and Cork, Ireland. Inducted into the Academy of Industrial Engineering in 2015, Hardcastle is a 1995 graduate of the Industrial Engineering Department.

The story was featured in the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette here.

The full Entrepreneur Top Company Cultures list is here.