2020 Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business Finalists

Acronis SCS

Acronis SCS is an American cyber protection company that exclusively serves the U.S. public sector. Created in 2018 with three employees, Acronis SCS now employs more than 40 people (35% of whom were hired remotely during COVID-19) and has seen impressive yearly revenue growth. Employees show deep engagement and high morale, evidenced by the team’s consistently high productivity rate and 95% customer support satisfaction rate. Acronis SCS has a dual social purpose: preserve U.S. national security through public sector cyber protection and reduce the high U.S. veteran underemployment rate. On the cyber protection front, Acronis SCS works closely with local, state, federal, education, and nonprofit institutions to meet their needs. Acronis SCS has made a point of not only hiring veterans through DoD SkillBridge and other avenues, but also expanding opportunities for the larger veteran community. Last year, Acronis SCS created a nonprofit, Acronis SCSVets, to provide veterans and military spouses with the internationally-recognized credentials, skills, and resources needed to pursue self-sustaining cyber careers at zero cost to them. The nonprofit has already provided more than $200,000 worth of training.


Created in 2003, Mimecast exists to build a more resilient world, from offering cyber protection for customers in 100 countries to investing in the communities it serves. Mimecast employs more than 1,800 people across the globe. The company developed the “Resilience Together” program, which aims to empower underserved communities through time, funds, and technological resources. Mimecast offers career training to help young people in marginalized communities find employment in the tech sector. In its own hiring, Mimecast strives to reflect the makeup of the communities where the company operates. In response to COVID-19, Mimecast created virtual wellness resources to help employees and their families thrive while working remote. Additionally, the employee-driven Mimecaster Resilience Fund will distribute $100,000 to employees hard hit by the pandemic.



© TwentyTables

Social enterprise TwentyTables exists at the intersection of technology, food waste, food insecurity, market opportunity, and commercial need. Born from the founder’s experience aiding victims of a nuclear accident, TwentyTables provides a scalable solution to fighting hunger: customers order fixed, low-cost, professionally-made meals from the TwentyTables restaurant network. Meal offerings are created based on the current inventory restaurants need to use to avoid food waste. In one community, TwentyTables customers saved an estimated $75,000 in meal costs. The company also earmarks a portion of profits to give free meals to people experiencing hunger. In 2019, the company donated 20,000 meals, and in 2020, their Feed the Frontlines campaign donated 10,000 meals to healthcare workers.