Transformation. Innovation. Integrity. Service.
These words define CRI Advantage, Inc. CRI has a quarter century of world-wide performance demonstrating integrity and hard work while driving industry-leading business consulting and managed services.
We help transform the way our customers execute their business through the intelligent application of efficient organizational processes, information technology, financial management, cyber security best practices, and managed service delivery.
CRI seeks out the most knowledgeable, innovative, and experienced personnel to build our team, enabling us to provide distinguished service to our clients. Our challenging technology projects draw top talent from around the country. CRI talent are prepared to assist clients stay ahead of industry challenges with Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3, and Help Desk Institute (HDI) certifications.
CRI is headquartered in Boise, ID with offices in DC, FL, and NM. We currently employ over 100 industry-leading professional consultants, and have consistently delivered excellence and expertise in the latest business and technology solutions to government agencies and Fortune 100 businesses around the world.
CRI was formed in 1988 by two former HP employees and grew rapidly as technology became a necessity for business to excel. CRI recognized that modern businesses needed information systems providing more functionality than simply keeping client lists or tracking inventory. Clients needed, and came to expect, their systems to improve productivity and lower costs.
In 1995, Gary Brookshier, President and CEO, acquired CRI Advantage. Usage of the internet grew exponentially during this time, followed by the “Dot.com” boom of the late 1990s; accordingly, CRI’s revenues and employment base blossomed. By 2000, CRI had grown to 130 employees and in their May 29, 2000 edition Forbes Magazine named CRI as the second fastest growing Boise firm.
CRI became positioned as a company with diverse services, expertise in complex technology, and a philosophy of treating employees well. CRI assisted companies in transforming business processes and developing and managing their mission critical business systems ranging from financial, procurement, and messaging, to data warehousing analytics and portals. CRI served a wide range of customers including start-ups, agencies, and Fortune 100 clients such as HP and Merrill Lynch.
While CRI has a significant history of supporting both large and small business, today the company has moved more heavily into the government arena, focusing on business process transformation, IT optimization, and managed services.
Significant new contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the States of Idaho, Montana, and Nevada have resulted in numerous business process engineering and enterprise re-architecture and optimization engagements.
Nominated by Idaho National Laboratory, CRI was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business of the Year in August 2009 for “creative, unique, and extraordinary performance” in support of the DOE’s INL mission objectives and requirements.
In 2010, CRI was named a Protégé of Unisys Corporation as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Mentor Protégé Program.
In 2011, CRI was awarded a $36 Million, five year mission support contract by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of the CFO to manage the “iManage 2.0 Program,” which supports all of DOE’s Corporate Business Systems. CRI is leading a team of companies on this engagement including Ernst and Young, Accenture, Edgewater Federal Systems, and eGlobaltech.
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Why CRI Advantage?
CRI Advantage has been a leader in cybersecurity, risk management, and security professional staffing for businesses, federal agencies, as well as state and local government departments for more than 25 years.