Archive for December, 2008

Focus Hires Shannon Jameson

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Focus Technology Consulting Hires Shannon Jameson as Senior Associate, Business Development

Position Points to a Commitment to Ongoing Growth

Rockville, MD – December 11, 2008 – Focus Technology Consulting, a high technology staffing and services company for government and private sectors, announced today the hiring of Shannon Jameson as Senior Associate of Business Development. In this capacity, Ms. Jameson will focus on continuing to build on the company’s rapid growth by pursuing new clients and strategic partnerships.

“Shannon’s experience and skillset is an important addition to our Business Development team as we strengthen our position as an industry-leading high tech staffing and services company,” states Larry Langston, CEO and founder of Focus Technology Consulting. “We are excited to have another proven performer join our team.”

Ms. Jameson comes from Armfield, Harrison & Thomas Insurance where she handled business development for the employee benefits department. At this position she identified opportunities for the company based in the technology sector, resulting in increased exposure for the firm to the Northern Virginia technology community and the securing of numerous new clients.

Previously, Ms. Jameson was the Director of Membership Sales for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) where she succeeded in establishing a sales department for the Council while exceeding her new member goals from year to year. Additionally she forged strong alliances with the board of directors and business partners to keep them actively engaged in the recruitment and retention efforts for the NVTC.

Ms. Jameson has worked in the Northern Virginia technology community for over 10 years after beginning her career as a communications specialist for a CDC NIH contractor in the federal health consulting space. Ms. Jameson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a member of the NVTC and Chair of NVTC’s Membership Committee.

About Focus Technology Consulting
Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert staff augmentation services and innovative technology expertise to enterprise and government clients. Our industry-leading recruiting practices ensure that Focus provides clients with the best-qualified, best-prepared talent, and our unmatched ability to listen to – and understand – clients’ unique requirements allows us to deliver customized, best-in-class solutions. Focus Technology operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).
For more information on Focus Technology’s strategic staffing and technology expertise, visit www.focustech.com.

Focus Closes Over $5 Million In Financing

Monday, December 1st, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Focus Technology Consulting Closes Over $5 Million In Financing

Financing To Support Ongoing Growth and Acquisitions

Rockville, MD – December 1, 2008 – Focus Technology Consulting, a high technology staffing and services company for government and private sectors, announced today that it has closed on over $5 million in new financing. Salem Halifax Capital Partners (“SHCP”) invested $2.1 million in Focus Technology Consulting to fund further expansion and to repurchase equity. SHCP will also provide funding in the future for qualified acquisitions. Access National Bank provided a $3 million line of revolving credit to fund growth and will provide funding for qualified acquisitions.

“SHCP and Access National Bank will support our rapid growth and provide capital for the acquisitions which we are actively pursuing,” stated Larry Langston, president and chief executive officer, Focus Technology Consulting. “We will also continue to seek out strategic alliances that will bring our company to the next level and support our mission of providing industry-leading staffing services.”

The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and expects to use the investment to increase its sales and recruiting teams in order to continue to drive its aggressive growth.

Kevin Jessup, partner, SHCP, said, “There are still good investment opportunities if the company has the right mix of a strong management team, an aggressive growth strategy and the metrics to measure results. Focus Technology Consulting is a company that we see as a strong investment based on their past performance and their vision for the future. ”

Michael Clarke, chief executive officer, Access National Bank, added, “Well managed and well funded companies can continue to find opportunities for growth even in challenging environments. Focus Technology Consulting has a proven track record of growth and is a natural choice for our support.”

About Salem Halifax Capital Partners
Salem Halifax Capital Partners, Limited Partnership (“SHCP”) is a private equity fund with offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. SHCP seeks long-term capital appreciation with privately held companies located in the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Southeastern United States that meet certain investment criteria. SHCP bridges the gap between pure equity funds and traditional senior bank financing by providing companies with subordinated, mezzanine debt and equity investments.

About Access National Bank
Access National Bank is a community bank headquartered in Reston, Virginia. The mission of ANC is to provide progressive and superior financial solutions to small businesses and associated professionals. Access National Bank services companies with annual revenues of up to $50 million and their associated business professionals.

About Focus Technology Consulting

Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert staff augmentation services and innovative technology expertise to government and enterprise clients. Our industry-leading recruiting practices ensure that Focus provides clients with the best-qualified and best-prepared talent. Our unmatched ability to listen to – and understand – clients’ unique requirements allows us to deliver customized, best-in-class solutions. Focus Technology Consulting operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information on Focus Technology’s strategic staffing and technology expertise, visit www.focustech.com or email info@focustech.com