Ask the CEO: Why is culture at CDP so important?

Recently during our monthly All Hands meeting, I reviewed the CDP culture deck with our staff. We developed the culture deck a couple of years ago as a tool to communicate CDP values during our onboarding process for new staff. It was also developed as a way to reinforce what our existing staff already knew – that working for CDP was unlike working for most large companies or organizations. The values we live and breathe everyday are the difference.

At our core, we value our relationships, both internally and externally. This means we respect everyone’s contributions. All of our staff and all of our customers have a seat at the table. We listen, we comment, and we decide our way forward based on what’s best for all. Because we are a private company, we don’t have public shareholders to report to. We don’t have quarterly or annual financial targets to meet. Our relationships are paramount because they determine our long-term success. When everyone feels empowered, everyone succeeds.

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Stan Cochran

Stan Cochran

Chief Executive Officer

The guy who tells us what to do.

Ask the CEO: Why is CDP’s focus on public health?

In the early 1980s, our founder, Jack Marston, recognized the lack of computing resources and systems in the public health agencies in Kentucky. He began building systems for these agencies to support their programs, including health inspections, clinic visits and services, and WIC. CDP established a presence in Frankfort, Kentucky by hiring key personnel, some of whom are still with the company. As these systems became recognized by other states for their valuable contribution to providing services, additional states contacted CDP.

As of 2018, CDP supports computer systems for more than 40 states and Indian Tribal Organizations. We are the leading provider of public health systems in the country. We are proud of our focus in this area; providing assistance to help the most vulnerable citizens in our communities.

About the Author

Stan Cochran

Stan Cochran

Chief Executive Officer

The guy who tells us what to do.