The Best Arizona Companies: Meet The Wings

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The 100 Best Arizona Companies for 2022 are divided into six categories to showcase their strengths as organizations. Today we’ll be highlighting the Wings. The Wings category is described as:

Innovation, empowerment, freedom, creativity (and maybe disruption) shine at the forefront of these companies.

These organizations create cultures where their employees can soar — doing their best work because they feel supported professionally and personally. They are empowered to make decisions, innovate, and contribute to the success of their organizations. Let’s talk about some of these innovative companies below.

Meet The Wings for 2022

  1. Bishop Fox
  2. Blue Yonder
  3. DPR Construction
  4. Duffy Group, Inc.
  5. Equity Methods, LLC
  6. Grant Thornton LLP
  7. Insight Enterprises
  8. Integrate
  9. Keap
  10. Kforce Inc
  11. KUBRA
  12. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  13. Microchip Technology, Inc
  14. NortonLifeLock
  15. Qwick
  16. Rose Law Group, pc.
  17. Ryan, LLC
  18. UnitedHealthcare

Here are some of the innovative companies in our list of The Wings for the year:

Bishop Fox

Bishop Fox is a tech disruptor that’s unafraid to try new things, and it’s culture is a good example of an environment that’s willing to push boundaries and have fun while doing it. Employees call themselves Foxes, operating in a Fox Den that feels more like a second home where their individual skills are honed, nurtured, and challenged.

Even before working from home was a thing, Bishop Fox was already working remotely, enabling staff to be at their best where they want to while still enjoying all the wonderful perks of employment. The company is also all about growth. Through Bishop Fox Academy, employees have access to hands-on training programs where they learn and train from the industry’s best.

Blue Yonder

Transformative growth sits at the core of Blue Yonder’s client-service approach, and the same is reflected in its work culture and people. The company believes in having an inviting and inclusive culture in order to fully understand the world’s needs.

Divergent backgrounds are the source of great debates, and this enables Blue Yonder to think outside the box in delivering client success while keeping its teams empowered and happy. The company calls its team a “passionate bunch of disruptors” who tap into each others’ fullest potential to deliver the best customer solutions and experiences.

Duffy Group

One of the best additions to our list of innovative companies is Duffy Group, Inc. During its 31-year tenure, the company has grown into one of the nation’s most respected recruitment firms by helping people find their path to workplace fulfillment while assisting companies in filling critical roles on their teams.

Duffy Group is changing the face of executive recruitment with a highly effective alternative to traditional recruitment methods. Recruitment Research helps hiring managers precisely and successfully target candidates who are the best match for a company’s open positions. The model has been so successful that Duffy Group’s CEO was tapped to write a book on the topic, which has earned a spot on’s best-sellers list. CEO Kathleen Duffy also shares recruitment best practices on a podcast.

Duffy Group’s proven approach to recruitment is one reason the company continues to grow in a fiercely competitive industry. The other reason is that during its more than three decades in business, the company has never lost sight of its most important asset: people.

Knowing the importance of work-life balance, Duffy Group was among the first in the nation to innovate and lead an entirely remote workplace – long before working from home became popular. The company also invests heavily – about $450,000 per year – in training and development, offers a generous compensation and benefits package, and makes giving back to the community a top priority.

Equity Methods LLC

Equity Methods is a specialized consulting firm comprised of accounting, finance, and technology professionals. This Scottsdale-based firm’s clients are household names, running the gamut from Silicon Valley tech companies to large multinationals. Equity Methods has a history of leveraging technology in new ways for client projects.  An emphasis on fixed project billing rather than billing by the hour encourages efficiency and frees consultants to pursue new solutions for their clients. Many Equity Methods consultants focus on stock-based compensation valuation or reporting, while some model other types of complex securities. These services help their clients’ finance teams. Equity Methods also provides services to HR teams including pay equity analysis, long-term incentive plan design, and software for tracking award payouts. 

This company has been recognized as a top-listed employer in Arizona for ten years, has been and rated #1 in client satisfaction and loyalty among ASC 718 reporting providers in Group Five’s national benchmarking survey for eight consecutive years. 

Equity Methods puts a focus on collaboration and professional relationship building. The firm’s incentive structure encourages consultants to engage in a free-flowing exchange of knowledge and information, which allows them to provide more innovative and effective solutions for clients that help the whole firm excel. Learn more about their team and a career at Equity Methods.  

Grant Thornton, LLP

Grant Thornton, LLP specializes in innovative audit, tax, and advisory services. They go beyond the traditional business model, striving to challenge expectations and foster trusting relationships with every client.

Grant Thornton leads the industry in data-driven audits and measurable, actionable advice. With over 62,000 employees across the globe, you can expect to receive high-quality service wherever you are. The team at Grant Thornton takes a bold approach to everything they do, making them one of the most innovative companies in the field.


Integrate is all about innovating and challenging the status quo. This progressive thinking is what drives its team to adopt novel ways of delivering value to B2B marketers, in a way that also empowers its workplace to continue wanting to do better.

From leading with empathy to delivering happiness, Integrate’s culture, team, and product are built on the practice of connecting across people, processes, and technology — making work seem more like a calling than a job. Integrate embraces individuals’ grit, tenacity, and unbridled imagination, leading to job engagement and happiness.

Integrate has been named a 2021 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona (2014-2021), received Great Place to Work certification (November 2021-November 2022), named to the 2021 Inc 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and awarded the 2021 “Best Overall MarTech Solution” by MarTech Breakthrough.

Kforce Inc

Kforce helps you reimagine how business gets done. This innovative company provides Technology and Finance & Accounting solutions to help businesses streamline their work and achieve powerful results.

Kforce is consistently recognized as an industry leader, earning awards like 2021 Top Workplaces USA and 2022 Best of Staffing. Feedback and survey data from clients, consultants, and employees underscore the company’s stellar reputation. Their support and satisfaction contribute to the firm’s world-class Net Promoter Scores and a 4.1 Glassdoor rating – the highest in their peer group.

Innovators, thought leaders, and high performers can find their home at Kforce, where a flexible culture enables everyone to design their best life-work balance. Kforcers are encouraged to champion innovation, speak openly and have fun along the way. Browse current openings in recruiting and sales and learn how you can make a meaningful impact.


KUBRA is an industry-leading provider of customer experience management solutions to some of the largest utility, government, and insurance entities in North America. Their portfolio includes billing and payments, alerts and preference management, artificial intelligence solutions and more. KUBRA reaches over 40% of households in the U.S. and Canada, providing performance-driven value to more than 365 clients and their customers. KUBRA is Great Place to Work certified in the US, a 2021 Arizona Most Admired Companies, and they offer exceptional benefit coverage as well as competitive pay, education reimbursement, and plenty of time off.

KUBRA is an ever-growing company that is constantly on the lookout for innovative individuals to join the team. If you’re interested in developing software for a better customer experience, consider exploring a career with KUBRA.

Microchip Technology, Inc

A leading provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions, Microchip Technology, Inc. holds innovation at its core. With Microchip, you can expect outstanding delivery, quality, and technical support.

Microchip’s team is driven by the opportunity to create and innovate to their hearts’ content. Here, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with a team that values productivity, trust, integrity, fairness, and so much more. Browse the current openings and find your next career at Microchip Technology, Inc.

Ryan, LLC

Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan has gained recognition as one of the Best of Wings award winners.

The Ryan atmosphere marks a culture shift from the traditional work environment in a way that changes how work hours are measured to view results. Through collaboration and support, Ryan employees thrive in a guilt-free workplace. That means the focus remains on results and superior client service, rather than where and when the work happens.

Ryan provides one of the strongest examples of how a culture of flexibility for employees leads to better service for clients as well as a strong bottom line. This is why Ryan team members are recognized to be among the best and the brightest in the industry. Ryan was recently awarded 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, 2021 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, and 2021 People Companies that Care.

Ryan is hiring for a variety of roles such as tax analysts and consultants. Learn more about Ryan here.

Congratulations to these other innovative companies that complete our Best of Wings award winners: DPR Construction, Insight Enterprises, Keap, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Qwick, Rose Law Group, UnitedHealthcare, and NortonLifeLock.

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