A Day In the Life

Why EK?

We recognize we are at our best when we’re working together and embracing diverse perspectives to deliver a truly one-of-a-kind experience and workplace.

Our core values—people, thought leadership, transparency, partnerships, integration, and energy—guide everything we do. It’s our goal to attract and retain kind people who share those values.

“EK is powered by our culture of collaboration, energy, and positivity. The kindness and commitment of our team are amongst the key elements that make us special, and my focus is on ensuring the entire team is honored for their stewardship of this culture.”

-EK CEO Zach Wahl

Life at EK

EK’s 9th Annual Gala

We always look forward to EK’s annual gala to celebrate another year of growth and accomplishments. It’s a time for our leaders to acknowledge and thank each and every EK’er for their commitment, hard work, creativity, and collaboration.

 EK Balance: Fall 2022 Challenges

As part of our EK Balance initiative, we kicked off various health and wellness challenges, including a Step Challenge and Get Cooking Challenge.

The goal of the step challenge was to hit 10,000 steps each day and help your assigned team reach the leaderboard by earning the most average steps at the end of the month. We had forty five participants and as a whole, we walked 7,021,834 steps! For every EK’er who participated, EK made a
$25 donation to Girls on the Run Northern Virginia, raising $1,125.

The goal of the cooking challenge was to challenge ourselves to find, cook, and share a healthy recipe with colleagues. For every EK’er who participated, EK made a $25 donation to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). With six participants, we raised $150.

Our Stories

Our team members represent a diverse array of experiences, backgrounds, and areas of interest. They each bring their own unique perspectives and backgrounds to EK, but they share a passion for learning and partnering with our clients.  Each team member exemplifies the expertise, commitment, and spirit of collaboration that makes EK what it is.

Though we pride ourselves on the fact that no two days are often the same, below, we’ve captured some of our EKers’ stories below.

By cultivating our individual styles, we’re co-creating an environment marked by synergy, creativity, celebration and empowerment.

Our Traditions

Life is fun and at EK we take time to celebrate the milestones, holidays, and everything in between. 

EK Hat: At EK, every team member receives an EK hat to take with them on their adventures near and far. At the close of the year, employees cast their vote for their favorite EK hat photo. 

Quarterly outings

EK Quarterly Outings: Summer 2022

EK took to the sea for this year’s summer quarterly outing.

summer outing

EK Annual Gala

We always look forward to EK’s annual gala to celebrate another year of growth and accomplishments. It’s a time for our leaders to acknowledge and thank each and every EK’er for their commitment, hard work, creativity, and collaboration.

Holidays : Halloween 2022

Our Initiatives

EK Balance: Helping You Live Your Best Life

EK Balance is our health and wellness program, furthering our commitment to work-life balance. We work hard, but think it is equally important to play hard and take time to care for ourselves.

EK Balance: Fall 2022 Challenges

As part of our EK Balance initiative, we kicked off various health and wellness challenges, including a Step Challenge and Get Cooking Challenge.

EK Balance: Monthly Yoga

EK Balance: Summer Juice-Bar

EK Balance: June 5K Corporate Fun Run

Grow at EK: Providing the Tools You Need to Succeed

Grow at EK is one of our initiatives, furthering our commitment to investing in employees through training and development opportunities.

Grow at EK: OCTOBER PITCHES ‘N PINTS

Grow at EK: SEPTEMBER PITCHES ‘N PINTS

Grow at EK: AUGUST PITCHES ‘N PINTS

Grow at EK: JULY PITCHES ‘N PINTS

A Legacy of Greatness: We’ve been recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Workplace and take great pride in this title, always striving to meet and exceed our employees’ needs. 

“Great companies are made up of great people. We have tried to make EK a place where great people want to work. This award reinforces that we are doing what we need to continue to make EK the best place it can be.”

-Joe Hilger, EK COO