Company Profile

WebFirst Co-Founder and President Sanjay V. Patel 

Sanjay is the co-founder and president of WebFirst Inc.  He has developed strategies, web tools and mobile technologies for some of the largest federal agencies and private sector clients. He utilizes program management, technical skills and hands-on experience to help organizations to solve their challenges in health, education and international development. He was one of the first webmasters at and worked at other federal agencies including the National Institute on Drug Abuse and The U.S. Department of State. A biomedical engineer by training, he also has a strong background in health IT and public health informatics. Sanjay holds a master's degree in software engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

WebFirst is passionate about supporting social change for the better and uses its knowledge of social media to help clients connect with their customers. Today, WebFirst serves a myriad of federal and private clients. It has designed and managed sites for USAID, FEMA, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, The National Cancer Institute and many others. WebFirst continues to grow and provide the highest quality solutions for its clients.

Who we are

We’re an award-winning Web applications company, specializing in helping federal agencies, non-profits, and associations with their Web and mobile technology needs, making their sites faster, simpler and easier to use. The company leverages its experience and past performance in building Web and mobile applications, creating specialized, quality solutions - on time and within budget. It builds strong, long term relationships with its clients. WebFirst doesn’t just listen to what its clients have to say. It absorbs what they want and delivers to meet their needs. The result: Extremely happy clients.

Why we’re Different

The WebFirst approach is very simple: We work hard every day to achieve the highest quality, most cost-effective solution possible. We test rigorously and communicate effectively, delivering software that works. Our thorough process saves our clients time and money by creating more efficient workflows, better business intelligence and improved brand awareness. We are currently using Web 2.0 as a model for our web designs and applications. What we deliver:

  • Attention to detail – We test, fine tune, and make sure your website is operating at the highest levels
  • Innovation – We’re on the cutting edge of using social media for our clients in professional settings that include Twitter widgets, open data kit and and other mobile tools.
  • We listen to our clients, understand them and deliver what they want

Our Team

We are a team of experienced professionals: Web designers, information architects, Web developers, data base specialists and QA/ testers. We come together to develop high-quality websites and deliver what our clients want.

What our Clients Say

"WebFirst didn’t “design” our website ( …they crafted our vision for our website into a beautiful, functional reality.  They didn’t direct us…they listened, and they prototyped, and they inspired us with their visualizations of our ideas…and, in the end, after we went live, we have never looked back.  They helped us create a CMS (content management system) for our site that we mere mortals control!  I have even made changes to the site at 30,000’ via Southwest Airlines wi-fi!  That is the ultimate in personal control and responsiveness to the fast changes in our market…it’s the difference we were looking for and now have.  Thank you, WebFirst!"

- Dennis Langley, LEED AP | Executive Director MCERF

"We were extremely satisfied with WebFirst's quality, professionalism and expertise. I would highly recommend them for Content Management implementations and other Web projects"

- a federal agency CIO

"WebFirst proved to be a great partner for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics as it set out to develop a tool to provide greater transparency for college sports finances and better measures to compare trends in academic and athletic spending.  WebFirst designed and developed an online database that has been praised for being exceptionally user-friendly and informative.  WebFirst exceeded every expectation!"
Amy Perko, Executive Director, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
"WebFirst listens. A highly sought, but too infrequently found, attribute in today’s web consulting. WebFirst listens to our ideas, understands our needs, and produces just the right solutions. The staff is highly professional and responsive. We're always confident that proposed solutions are in keeping with the most current technological trends and are always cost-effective and appropriate to our particular needs. We look forward to continuing our already long-standing relationship.""
Bud Ward, Editor, Yale Climate Connections


WebFirst sites have received numerous awards, including the W³ Silver Award, Point Communications' "Top 5% of the Web," the Los Angeles Times "Pick of the Week," USA Today's "Hot Site," and Access Magazine's "Best of the Net."


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