“We have spent a lot of time on our company culture over the past two years to make sure that as we continue to grow, the foundation of our success—[our people]—remains at the core of everything we do. It’s more important now than ever as our team is located in multiple locations and we continue to support hybrid work options for our team,” Wagner says. She was hired from outside the industry in 2018 to focus on strategic planning for EPS and was promoted to the role of CEO in 2019.
At EPS, a big piece of the culture is that when the firm wins, its associates win through a quarterly incentive program, Wagner explains. The company also introduced EPS University—an in-house program for associates to build technical and leadership skills through both classroom settings and cohort training. Other recent employee-focused initiatives include establishing a new hybrid work program (Work Your Way), formalizing the Path to Ownership initiative and “I Am EPS,” an associate engagement program.