2c4 Technologies moves toward a promising future

2c4-TechnologiesTwo friends have paired up to strike out on their own and build a flourishing high-tech startup company.

Chad Churchwell established 2c4 Technologies two years ago as its owner and chief executive officer and brought in his friend and former colleague, Todd Lawson to serve as the company’s vice president.

In two years’ time, 2c4 has grown from the two partners on staff to 12 employees today. “It’s very exciting,” Lawson said. “Our goal is to keep building the company by obtaining long term contracts and hiring good people.”

2c4 bills itself as a high-tech software company “founded to create trailblazing information technology solutions for the federal, state and commercial markets.” As indicated on its web site, 2c4 is a play on the words: To see forward. “If your road map needs increasingly innovative solutions, 2c4 can help you get there,” the company writes.
Lawson said his and Churchwell’s experience in working for larger tech companies on Maui prepared them to operate their own business and focus on providing technology support to military health care systems in this country.

While 2c4 is based in the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei, it has already established an office with five employees in Frederick, Maryland supporting the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS). The company’s work involves the development and sustainment of AHLTA-Theater, the clinical documentation and management application that serves as the military’s electronic health record (EHR) for the Theater and Operational environment..

Much of 2c4’s work ranges from mobile applications development, data architecture and database design and development. Lawson said the future of his company looks promising, in part because of the U.S. military’s commitment to investing in health care technology globally and their local commitment to Maui through the Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC) contracts. “There’s a lot of work to be done,” he said, adding that contracts can range from $1 million to $6 million in one year through the Pacific JITC.

On the island, 2c4 has been networking through Maui Economic Development Board as it recruits and hires employees.

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