Columbia, Maryland (PressExposure) March 13, 2012 -- Software Consortium (SCI), a leading information technology solutions and professional services provider to commercial and government institutions in the Mid Atlantic region, announced its Executive Leadership Team, including their partners, has been recognized as one of the best in the region as a 2012 SmartCXO Award honoree by Smart CEO magazine. The SmartCXO Award applauds local executives who support their organization's initiatives "by supplying fresh ideas, making tough decisions and building strong talent within their companies."
"Our executive team has been highly successful in establishing a company-wide culture of excellence which enables us to deliver high-value, high-impact information technology solutions at the total lowest cost to clients," said Janet Amirault, CEO. "I am very proud of our team's ability to help clients make the right technology choices, control their costs and leverage the "speed to market" advantages, which are so necessary for our clients to compete in today's global market."
The strength of the Software Consortium's teaming was tested in 2005 when CEO Amirault overcame a genetically-caused stroke and the company didn't miss a beat, and emerged stronger.
True to its industry consulting model which leverages outsourced skills from vendor partners, Software Consortium's executive team consists of a mix of strong internal staff and external partners who bring specialized expertise to decision-making. SCI's internal executive management team includes: Don Acker, CFO; Janet Amirault, CEO and President; Austin Bachmann, VP Business Development; David Beall, Controller; Scott Bolden, VP Human Resources; Nancy Clifford, Director of Recruiting; Ken Mattola, VP Technology Solutions; Kevin Nelson, VP Service Delivery; and Brian Zernhelt, VP Business Development. SCI recognizes vendor partner contributions to its diversification and growth strategy: Business advisor and legal - Newt Fowler, partner, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP; Tax and audit - Lexy Kessler, partner and Mark Gossart, partner, Aronson & Company; Finance - Mark Melton, partner, Cordia Partners; Wellness - Tim and Liz Rhode, co-owners, Maryland Athletic Club; John Shafer, physical trainer; Benefits - Brian Rogers and Keith Sullivan, managing partners, Armada; and Banking - David Wooding, The Columbia Bank.
Amirault cites SCI's stock-in-trade skill in facilitating extraordinary teams as a differentiator for its clients' successes, as well as its own. Research finds that highly effective teams outperform non-teams by a factor of 500 percent. SCI shares this knowledge and expertise with its clients, providing leadership in the complex interactions of people, process and technology, which is the core of SCI's client IT project success. Combined with the company's unceasing zeal for learning and early adoption of new technologies and management approaches, Software Consortium has earned status as a trusted partner to many of the region's leading institutions, including Amtrak, GEICO, Johns Hopkins, MedStar Health, Medifast, Meritain Health, the State of Maryland and many others.