• Company Overview

    Our Story

    Incorporated in 2004, Geeks and Nerds (GaN) has grown from one employee located in Huntsville, Alabama, to hundreds of employees populating offices in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and multiple locations in Alabama. We have successfully executed 23 prime contracts and hundreds of task orders with exceptional results.

    In 2015 GaN officially became an employee owned company! Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) our eligible employees are able to directly influence both their and GaN’s financial future.

    With partnerships among other businesses, small and large, we accept the challenge to provide groundbreaking support, services and solutions to our past and future customers.

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    Our Standards

    We have been honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in America for two consecutive years, and an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Businesses in America for six years in sequence. Our CEO and founder, Dr. Jonn Kim was named the winner of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership award in 2014. GaN believes these awards reflect our passion for quality in every task we undertake. In everything we do, our corporate philosophy of excellence through innovation is not just a goal, but an expectation.

    Our Strengths

    Geeks and Nerds is an award-winning small business with corporate expertise in:



  • Awards & Recognitions

    • Top 100 Companies in the United States (2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013)
      by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • Executive Leadership Award (2014)
      awarded to Dr. Jonn Kim (GaN CEO)
      by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
    • IEEE Professional of the Year (2013)
      awarded to Dr. Jonn Kim (GaN CEO)
      by IEEE of Huntsville, AL
    • Professional of the Year (2013)
      awarded to Dr. Jonn Kim (GaN CEO)
      by the Huntsville Aerospace and Space Business Association
    • Technology Business of the Year (2012)
      by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
    • Alumni Achievement Award (2012)
      awarded to Dr. Jonn Kim (GaN CEO)
      by the University of Alabama Huntsville
    • Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics (2011)
      by the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama
    • Inc. 500/5000 6-Year Award Winner

    • Contender for the Best Place to Work (2014-2009)
      by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
    • Fast 50 Asian American Business Award (2013)
      by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    • Finalist for the Regional Prime Contractor of the Year (2010)
      by the Small Business Administration
    • Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year (2009)
      awarded to GaN CEO, Dr. Jonn Kim
      by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce


The MaN Behind GaN

  • Dr. Jonn Kim, the founder of Geeks and Nerds (GaN) has extensive experience in engineering and management for federal government, commercial industries, and academia. His technical background includes test & evaluation (T&E), modeling & simulation (M&S), communications theory, signal and image processing, ultra-wide band radar, robotics, artificial intelligence, and electronics.

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    GaN CEO, Dr. Jonn Kim

    Dr. Kim received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He holds multiple patents and publishes numerous papers at conferences for IEEE, ITEA, and SIW. He is a member of Vanderbilt University Industry Advisory Committee, IEEE, NDIA, and ITEA, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau.

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    Dr. Kim leads the company by example in giving back to our community. The Geeks and Nerds Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded, is committed to build a stronger community by assisting individuals to achieve a long-term self-reliance. The foundation identifies motivated individuals and provide financial and educational assistance so that they can become productive citizens in our community. He frequently shares his knowledge and experience through lectures on entrepreneurship and business management at colleges and business leadership classes. He has been the featured speaker at Vanderbilt Entrepreneering Week, the Redstone Federal Credit Union Scholarship Dinner, the Cochise Community College Scholarship Dinner, and he has lectured at the University of Alabama-Huntsville Society of Women Engineers, Vanderbilt, and more.

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Community Involvement

  • Our Corporate Philosophy

    In addition to revenue growth, a company’s success should be weighed by the intangible attributes of how it treats others and how it contributes to the success of others. As members of the global community, GaN believes in strongly supporting local and national charitable organizations.

     

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  • Over the years GaN employees and their families have donated hundreds of toys for the Toys for Tots program
    Over the years GaN employees and their families have donated hundreds of toys for the Toys for Tots program
    GaN employees and their families at the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk in Huntsville, AL
    GaN employees and their families at the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk in Huntsville, AL
    Our orGaNic Garden
    Our orGaNic Garden in the back parking lot of our Huntsville office. GaN employees in Fort Huachuca also maintain their own garden
    The Geeks and Nerds Foundation provides assistance to those who are striving to better themselves through education and training
    GaN employees participate in local food drives to help those in need
    GaN employees participate in local food drives to help those in need


  • Geeks and Nerds Foundation

    The mission of the Geeks and Nerds Foundation is to provide assistance to those who are striving to better themselves through education and training.

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  • OrGaNic Garden

    GaN employees at our Huntsville, Alabama and Fort Huachuca, Arizona locations maintain thriving orGaNic gardens of fresh fruits and vegetables for our families and communities.

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