David Affeldt, headshot

Location: Frederick, MD
Founded: 2000
Industry: Technology


David Affeldt

Location, Location: “We are proud to be a Maryland company, and especially to be in Frederick County,” says David Affeldt, CEO of GRSi. Locating in Frederick was a strategic decision that afforded GRSi many benefits, says Affeldt, including easy access to several area airports and interstates,
and a talent pool that includes many military veterans.

FUN FACT: “Frederick has a tremendous base of technology companies, serving the commercial and government markets. It is a vibrant and evolving technology-oriented environment with strong schools.”

Giving and Receiving: GRSi employs nearly 100 veterans and reservists from the local community, “which provides us with a rich population of experience and capability,” says Affeldt. The company is always looking for new ways to engage with the Frederick area. Each year, GRSi raises on average $14,000 through a charity golf tournament for wounded warriors, and a partnership with the Maryland Food Bank has allowed it to donate up to 10,000 pounds of food each year.

Lasting Impact: “GRSi believes in the idea that a rising tide raises all boats,” says Affeldt. “We envision our recruitment of local veterans and other employees steadily increasing as we move forward against our goals. With growing employment also comes greater career development for our current employees, creating increases in their incomes and their personal abilities to provide community contributions.”