PhoenixTeam and Nginering are thrilled to partner with New Hope Housing, a local nonprofit, for the “Hope Starts with a Home” charity drive this June! We are dedicated to helping people find homes and ending homelessness.

Our goal is to assist low-income individuals and families in transitioning from shelters to stable housing by providing essential home kits. These kits will include basic necessities such as bedding, kitchen supplies, and toiletries—everything needed to create a welcoming home environment. We aim to collect 300 items for this initiative.

Get involved today: Donate items for the kits: Amazon Wishlist

Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a big difference. Together, we can help our community thrive!


ARLINGTON, VA, October 21, 2022 – PhoenixTeam is ranked #15 on the Washington Business Journal’s 2022 Fastest Growing Companies list! This list recognizes the top 50 privately-owned companies in the Washington, D.C. area that exhibited continued growth throughout the past three years and COVID-19 pandemic. PhoenixTeam saw a 93.68% average change. 

“PhoenixTeam’s continued growth is reflective of our talented team and our incredible clients,” says Tanya Brennan, managing partner and CEO. “We are honored to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a fastest growing company in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Our focus is on delighting our clients and delivering value through technology design, delivery, and implementation excellence resulting in better outcomes for veterans, farmers, and homeowners.” 

This honor is the fifth recognition PhoenixTeam receives from the Washington Business Journal. PhoenixTeam has ranked #30 on the list of Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Greater Washington, D.C., #20 in the Top-Performing Small Technology Companies in Greater D.C. list, #10 on the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington list, and received the Corporate Pride Award for Business of Pride.  

View the complete list of Fastest Growing Companies and more information regarding the honorees here: 


Melanie Lewis, Partner

About PhoenixTeam:

PhoenixTeam is a technology company that specializes exclusively in the design, delivery, and care of mortgage technology solution in the federal and commercial spaces. Our dream is to enable affordable and accessible homeownership for all Americans through customer-centric technology solutions. We believe that by bringing joy and purpose back to software development, while bridging the gap between technology and business teams, we can really make a difference in the lives of clients and homeowners everywhere. PhoenixTeam is a woman and minority-owned small business headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit us at

ARLINGTON, VA, September 7, 2022— Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine rank PhoenixTeam as a 2022 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Technology. PhoenixTeam is ranked 29 out of 50 Small and Medium companies on its first time named to this prestigious list.  

“Our first-time recognition on the 2022 Best Workplaces in Technology list reflects our continued focus on our team and our clients,” says Tanya Brennan, managing partner and CEO. “Our team members are instrumental in driving change within mortgage technology, allowing PhoenixTeam to bring joy and purpose to software development and the technology industry.” 

PhoenixTeam received its first Great Place to Work Certification in February 2022, ranked #29 on the Fortune and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces for Millennials™ list in July 2022, #53 on the 2022 Best Medium Workplaces™ list in August, and now holds additional recognition as an honoree on the Fortune magazine Best Workplaces in Technology list. Great Place to Work measured the differences in over 151,000 employee survey responses from companies in technology through the Trust Index™ survey using rigorous analytics and confidential feedback. 

100% of PhoenixTeam employees that participated in the Trust Index survey agreed that: 

  • We celebrate people who try new and better ways of doing things, regardless of the outcome. 
  • Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders. 
  • When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride. 
  • PhoenixTeam is a great place to work. 

View PhoenixTeam’s full Great Place to Work profile and recognitions at

Melanie Lewis, Partner

About PhoenixTeam:  

PhoenixTeam is a technology company that specializes exclusively in the design, delivery, and care of mortgage technology solution in the federal and commercial spaces. Our dream is to enable affordable and accessible homeownership for all Americans through customer-centric technology solutions. We believe that by bringing joy and purpose back to software development, while bridging the gap between technology and business teams, we can really make a difference in the lives of clients and homeowners everywhere. PhoenixTeam is a woman and minority-owned small business headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit us at 

About the Best Workplaces in Technology 

Great Place to Work selected the Best Workplaces in Technology by gathering and analyzing over 1 million confidential survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Responses from 151,000 employees in technology were analyzed for this list. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey.  

About Great Place to Work® 

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All.   

Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 


Philanthropic gifts embolden diversity, equity and inclusion changemaking in 2022 at nation’s leading nonprofit addiction, mental health provider 

This article originally appeared on the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation website. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.

Center City, Minn. (June 24, 2022) — The pressing need to address health disparities and improve access to high-quality treatment for chronic conditions such as substance use disorder makes the latest donation of $75,000 from PhoenixTeam all the more consequential to advancing the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) activities. 

 “Addiction is a family killer, a community killer, and dream killer. I have a level of financial privilege that fewer than 1% of people have, and that privilege gave me access to medicine and care that should be standard for any person in need of it—regardless of socioeconomic status,” said Tela Gallagher Mathias, COO and partner at PhoenixTeam. “Sadly, without a lot of money and/or good insurance benefits, treatment and recovery are far less accessible and unattainable, and that’s just unacceptable. We at PhoenixTeam want to change that and help ensure that available care is inclusive and culturally relevant for diverse populations. Our hope is that other companies will see this kind of action and take similar steps to acknowledge their own position and access, and make a real impact on their communities.” 

This is the second year that PhoenixTeam has funded work that specifically targets the inclusivity of Hazelden Betty Ford’s services and programs. In 2021, the software company’s philanthropy powered financial assistance for patients, as well as a third-party audit of Hazelden Betty Ford’s treatment center in St. Paul, looking at everything from marketing materials and patient handbooks to therapeutic literature and how people are greeted to identify opportunities for creating a more LGBTQIA+-inclusive culture. As an individual donor, Gallagher Mathias contributed an additional gift that enabled the Foundation to create a full-time DEI director position filled by Andrew Williams, a professional experienced in inspiring others through example, challenging colleagues to live up to institutional values and legal obligations, and engaging in creative and meaningful intercultural experiences. 

 “For more than 70 years, Hazelden Betty Ford has been a voice for underserved, marginalized people who have addiction, and we are now making structural changes to broaden our banner and be more inclusive of the total population affected by the disease,” said Williams. “In addition to that important external priority, we are working to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive internally. We want our workforce to better represent the broad communities we aim to serve, and our care to be as culturally responsive as possible. PhoenixTeam and Tela Gallagher Mathias’ trust and investment in the vision of the DEI initiatives at Hazelden Betty Ford is both humbling and truly galvanizing.” 

 “As a company, we are very passionate about the lifesaving work of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation,” said Tanya Brennan, CEO of PhoenixTeam. “We firmly believe that this best-in-class treatment should be accessible to all who need it, which is why we invested in advancing the organization’s ability to operationalize DEI initiatives to help power true change. Our company values are not just words on our ‘About us’ page: We truly live our values, and express them through our financial choices. We not only believe in the ability of Hazelden Betty Ford to save lives, but we also believe in its vision and roadmap to broaden its banner and reach more people.” 

 About PhoenixTeam 

PhoenixTeam is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the consumer lending and financial services space. Partnering with government agencies, financial institutions and technology providers, PhoenixTeam brings top-tier talent and expertise to deliver the best mortgage loan experience for our clients and those seeking homeownership. As a full-stack product company that emphasizes a continuous learning culture, PhoenixTeam leverages unique and creative methods to develop and deliver on our client’s strategy and vision. For more information, visit us  

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health care for adults and youth, the Foundation has treatment centers and telehealth services nationwide as well as a network of collaborators throughout health care. Through charitable support and a commitment to innovation, the Foundation is able to continually enhance care, research, programs and services, and help more people. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its services and throughout the organization, which also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction. Learn more at 

PhoenixTeam Engineer Lauren Guse has built a network and support system a year into her time at PhoenixTeam. She enjoys the opportunity to “make a difference in the lives of our clients” while she is challenged to become better at what she does. At PhoenixTeam, Lauren says she “feel[s] seen, heard, and valued by fellow team members” and is “grateful to work for a company where [she] not only feels comfortable sharing [her] ideas but is also empowered to do so.”

Lauren’s interests include animals and culture, with the dream of owning a big, ranch-style home with plenty of land for animals and the bucket list item of visiting Japan to immerse herself in the food and art.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” Resonating with Steve Jobs’ thoughts on creating a career, Lauren believes that work is a large part of life, so everyone deserves to have a job that fulfills, impassions, and brings happiness. “I wake up every day genuinely excited to work for PhoenixTeam and that’s how I know I’m at the right place!”

PhoenixTeam’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign is all about supporting the  research, education, and treatment and for breast cancer. Every year in October, companies, families, and individuals around the world gather in the fight against this disease. Breast cancer does not discriminate against age, sex, gender, nationality, or financial status. It can affect anyone at any time, which is why the time to raise awareness, is always! Raising awareness and access to comprehensive care is more important now than ever, as nearly 80% of cancer patients have experienced delays in care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PhoenixTeam is proud to do our part in using our platform to educate our team members, friends, and family this October. 

How We Are Fighting Breast Cancer 

Step Challenge 

PhoenixTeam is taking multiple approaches to support breast cancer awareness through our step challenge and Pink Wednesdays. Phoenicians are invited and encouraged to walk eight miles a week to honor the one in eight women and one in 833 men who will be diagnosed with chest cancer in their lives. PhoenixTeam is using MoveSpring, a health and activity challenge site for organizations to host physical activities and fundraisers. For every mile a PhoenixTeam member walks, we will donate $1 to the fight against breast cancer. $50 provides someone with a HOPE Kit, filled with comforting items for patients to use during treatment. $150 affords a free mammogram for life-saving early detection. $1000 allows patients the opportunity to attend a metastatic breast cancer retreat. All profits are to be allocated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) 

Pink Wednesdays 

PhoenixTeam understands that throughout the month of October, pink is more than a color– it’s a movement! Our folks are dressing in pink every Wednesday of October and wearing custom pink buttons throughout the month to commemorate the survivors and their loved ones battling the disease. With such high diagnoses rates, chest cancer affects millions and PhoenixTeam is showing support by dressing up, showing up, and speaking up. 

How You Can Join the Fight 

As a woman-owned company, the fight against breast cancer is an effort that we are proud to take part in. You can join us and millions of others through donating, fundraising, or just wearing pink! 

Start with educating yourself and those around you. Read about the disease, what its symptoms look like, and how to identify breast cancer. Understand the factors that make someone high-risk such as genetics and lifestyle. Another sure way to help the cause is to donate. The NBCF created a comprehensive list comparing the top breast cancer charities. This list includes each company’s mission, goals, and where donations are allocated to. Another effort to help the fight against breast cancer is to volunteer. Hospitals, support groups, and organizations are often open to help. The American Cancer Society has a Volunteer Community where you can find opportunities to share your time through one-on-one support, provide cancer patients with transportation to treatment, and raise funds at events. 


  • To learn more about breast cancer, click here 
  • To view organizations to donate to, visit this link. 
  • For instruction on how to perform a breast self-exam for early detection, visit this guide by the NBCF. 
  • provides an outline of potential risk factors for developing breast cancer. 

About PhoenixTeam 

PhoenixTeam is a women-owned small business and full stack technology company that partners with clients to enable homeownership through mortgage technology solutions. PhoenixTeam’s goal is to improve the home purchase experience for borrowers and help financial institutions, technology providers, and government agencies achieve their desired outcomes. PhoenixTeam specializes in serving federal housing agencies and the mortgage industry, helping deliver better business solutions through technology implementation excellence. 

For 2nd Consecutive Year, PhoenixTeam featured on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

ARLINGTON, VA, August 17, 2021 –  PhoenixTeam places No. 911 on the Inc. 5000 2021 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second year in a row with a 532% revenue increase over a three year period.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the nation two years in a row,” said Tanya Brennan, managing partner and CEO of PhoenixTeam. “While 2021 has been challenging in many ways, our continued growth is a testament to our talented team that continues to delight our clients and deliver value by finding innovative ways to help address their most difficult challenges. With our focus exclusively on the mortgage industry, we are fortunate to continue to help federal housing agencies and commercial sector clients deliver better business solutions through technology design, delivery and implementation excellence resulting in better outcomes for veterans, farmers and homeowners.”

Despite the massive shift in the housing and mortgage industry this past year due to COVID-19, PhoenixTeam has helped federal housing agencies and commercial sector clients deliver better business solutions through technology design, delivery, and implementation excellence. Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list proved especially resilient given 2020’s unprecedented challenges.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

Most people look to vacation somewhere quiet and sunny when they talk about winning the lottery and Josh is no exception. His place of choice would be somewhere in the Caribbean. Josh has a huge heart and paying it forward is something he strives to do on a consistent basis. If he won the lottery, this would allow him an even greater opportunity to assist others in need.

Josh’s favorite quote is one that a professional mentor once recited from Alexander Pope; “A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pieria spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain and drinking largely sobers us again.”

The best part of Josh’s job is the availability to collaborate on projects with people of varied skillsets. Josh appreciates the encouragement from PhoenixTeam, of focusing and becoming more knowledgeable on things you are passionate about.