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Focus Technology Consulting Recognized as a ‘Future 50’ Company

Thursday, January 27th, 2011


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Focus Technology Consulting Recognized as a Washington SmartCEO ‘Future 50’ Company

Herndon, VA –January 27, 2011 – Focus Technology Consulting, a leading professional services firm delivering expert Information Technology services to Government and Commercial clients, was recognized by Washington SmartCEO magazine as a Future 50 winner based on company revenue and employee growth.

Future 50 is SmartCEO’s largest and most highly anticipated program of the year, recognizing 50 local companies based on their revenue and employee growth over a three-year period. These companies, each of which earn in excess of $10 million in annual revenue, represent the future of the region’s economy and are exemplary leaders in business.

Winners will be recognized at the Washington SmartCEO Future 50 event, scheduled to take place Jan. 27, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel.

“Each Future 50 winner has effectively translated their passion and innovation into tremendous growth and success,” says Jaime Nespor-Park, publisher of SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize the 60 fastest-growing companies in Greater Washington.”

About Focus Technology Consulting
Focus Technology Consulting is a leading professional services firm delivering expert Information Technology services to Government and Commercial clients. Our delivery approach to providing IT Services is based on ITIL v3 Service Management best practices. By embracing the concepts within ITIL, Focus views IT Service Management (ITSM) from a different perspective…not just a provider of technology but a provider of services that are aligned to its client’s business needs.
For more information on Focus Technology Consulting, visit www.focustech.com

Focus Names Gerald L. Kohlenberger to its Board

Friday, October 29th, 2010

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Focus Technology Consulting Names Gerald L. Kohlenberger to its Board

Herndon, VA – October 29, 2010 – Focus Technology Consulting, a leading professional services firm delivering expert Information Technology services to Government and Commercial clients, announced today that it has appointed to its Board of Directors Gerald L. (Jerry) Kohlenberger, President and Managing Director of Ilium Ventures LLC.

Prior to forming Ilium Ventures LLC in early 2008, Mr. Kohlenberger retired from ExxonMobil Corporation, after serving nearly 34 years in various senior downstream and corporate capacities. These included stints in various refinery field and management positions in three refineries, crude supply trading for US refineries, and ultimately as the refinery manager in Mobil Oil’s Singapore complex, Mobil’s largest overseas plant. Subsequently, in 1997, as VP Technology, he was assigned responsibility for Mobil’s heavy construction activity globally, overseeing a $5 billion per year program. He was later named CIO and VP to head Mobil’s global IT department and Y2K activities. Then, at merger with Exxon in late 1999, he became the company’s President of Global Services, responsible for global IT, procurement, and real estate for ExxonMobil. Most recently from 2002 to 2008, he was the President, Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company at Exxon Mobil Corporation and was elected as Vice President for the Corporation while in that position.

Laurence S. Langston, Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated: “We are very pleased that Jerry Kohlenberger has agreed to join our Company’s Board of Directors. We expect that our Company, the Board and our leadership team will benefit greatly through Mr. Kohlenberger’s many years of business experience and expertise, as well as from his extensive strategic planning and IT background.”

About Focus Technology Consulting
Focus Technology Consulting is a leading professional services firm delivering expert Information Technology services to Government and Commercial clients. Our delivery approach to providing IT Services is based on ITIL v3 Service Management best practices. By embracing the concepts within ITIL, Focus views IT Service Management (ITSM) from a different perspective…not just a provider of technology but a provider of services that are aligned to its client’s business needs.

For more information on Focus Technology Consulting, visit www.focustech.com

Focus Receives Top Past Performance Certification

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Focus Technology Consulting Receives Top PPE Score from Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings

Rockville, MD – September 8, 2009 – Focus Technology Consulting, an Information Technology services company for government and enterprise clients, announced today that has achieved a Top-Performer score based on the Past Performance Evaluation survey responses of its reference customers. Focus’s PPE score of 88/100 demonstrates outstanding overall customer satisfaction relative to similar companies.

About the Past Performance Evaluation (PPE) Program
Each year, Open Ratings helps thousands of companies secure contracts with large purchasing organizations such as the GSA by verifying their performance with Past Performance Evaluations (PPEs). The customer satisfaction metrics that are evaluated include:
• Reliability
• Cost
• Order Accuracy
• Delivery/Timeliness
• Quality
• Business Relations
• Personnel
• Customer Support
• Responsiveness

*The PPE score is based on the survey feedback of between four and twenty verified references. The Top 20% is relative to similar companies during the same time period.

To Obtain the Detailed PPE Report
To obtain a copy of the PDF PPE report for Focus Technology Consulting, please visit https://prod.openratings.com/certified/index.pl?page=duns&orderid=1402558

About Open Ratings
Open Ratings is a leading provider of software, services and information for proactive supply management. Open Ratings solutions help companies to lower costs, reduce risks and increase profitability by reducing supply management costs and improving supply management initiatives. At the core of Open Ratings solutions is patent-pending predictive technology that provides advance notice of supplier performance and financial stability problems. For more information, visit Open Ratings on the Web at http://www.openratings.com.

About Focus Technology Consulting
Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert Information Technology services and innovative technology expertise to government and enterprise clients. Our industry-leading 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. The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and closed over $5 million in growth financing. Focus Technology Consulting operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information on Focus Technology’s Information Technology services and technology expertise, visit www.focustech.com

Focus Awarded State of Maryland CATS II Contract Vehicle

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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Focus Technology Consulting awarded State of Maryland CATS II Contract Vehicle

Rockville, MD – June 17, 2009 – Focus Technology Consulting, an Information Technology services company for the federal and private sectors, announced today that it was awarded a Master Contract for the State of Maryland’s Consulting and Technical Services (CATS) II contract vehicle.

Under this award, Focus Technology Consulting will be able to provide technical services for state agencies and departments for the following functional areas:
• Web and Internet Systems
• Geographical Information Systems
• Software Engineering
• Systems/Facilities Management and Maintenance
• Information System Security
• IT and Telecommunications Financial and Auditing Consulting Services
• IT Management Consulting Services
• Business Process Consulting Services
• Documentation/Technical Writing

The CATS II contract vehicle provides Maryland state agencies with the flexibility to obtain IT resources quickly and efficiently by issuing Task Order Requests for Proposals (TORFP) or Requests for Resumes (RFR) specific to their needs. The CATS II Master Contract will run from 06/01/2009 to 05/31/2014.

Focus Technology Consulting has been providing IT services to both the federal and private sectors on a national basis for over 9 years. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Focus looks forward to supporting the State of Maryland on the CATS II Master Contract.

About Focus Technology Consulting
Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert Information Technology services and innovative technology expertise to government and enterprise clients. Our industry-leading 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. The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and closed over $5 million in growth financing. Focus Technology Consulting operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information on Focus Technology’s Information Technology services and technology expertise, visit www.focustech.com

Focus participates in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES walk

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Focus participates in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES walk

Bethesda, MD – May 13, 2009 – Focus Technology Consulting, an information technology services company for federal and private sectors, participated today in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES walk. GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fund-raising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. Focus employees took part in the walk and contributed to the CF foundation.

Focus Team at CF walk

Focus Team at CF walk



About Focus Technology Consulting

Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert Information Technology services and innovative technology expertise to government and enterprise clients. Our industry-leading 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. The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and closed over $5 million in growth financing. Focus Technology Consulting operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information on Focus Technology Consulting, visit www.focustech.com

Focus Names Paul “Sully” Sullivan and Craig Bandes to its Board

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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Focus Technology Consulting Names Paul “Sully” Sullivan and Craig Bandes to its Board

Rockville, MD – February 11, 2009 – Focus Technology Consulting, a high technology staffing and services company for federal and private sectors, announced today that it has appointed to its Board of Directors, Paul “Sully” Sullivan, a senior business development executive with 35+ years senior level experience in the private sector and U.S. armed forces and Craig Bandes, an executive with nearly 20 years of experience as a CEO and entrepreneur building companies in the defense and professional services industries.

Mr. Sullivan has served as a Senior Vice President of Business Development for BTG, Titan Corp., L-3 Communications, and most recently SAIC. Mr. Sullivan is currently the CEO/Founder of Cyberspace Solutions, serves on numerous Boards, and spent 23 years in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic officer. “Sully is a great addition to the Focus team, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as one of the most respected business development executives in the federal sector,” stated Larry Langston, President and Chief Executive Officer, Focus Technology Consulting. “I believe Focus possesses the successful combination of a great team and a proven business model and I look forward to working with Larry and the Focus team,” said Sully.

Mr. Bandes was one of the co-founders of Focus Technology Consulting and was most recently the President & CEO of Global Secure Corp, a defense company focused on the homeland security market. Mr. Bandes has completed numerous strategic acquisitions and financings and is currently the CEO of Pixelligent Technologies and serves on numerous Boards. “Craig has a well established history in helping companies scale through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, it’s great to have him back on the team,” said Langston. “Focus has consistently delivered for both its federal and private sector clients and has built one of the best staffing reputations in the business and I look forward to working with Larry and the rest of the team,” said Bandes.

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. The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and raised over $5 million in growth financing. 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

Focus Hires Shannon Jameson

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

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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

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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

Focus Launches New Website

Friday, November 14th, 2008

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Focus Technology Consulting Launches New Website

Rockville, MD, November 14, 2008 – Focus Technology Consulting, an industry-leading IT services company, announced the launch of its redesigned website today. This new website, found at www.focustech.com has been revamped to reflect the company’s growth and success as well as an evolution of its business model. The new site articulates the unique brand qualities that help the company successfully offer expert staff-augmentation services to enterprise and government clients. The site’s content reflects the diversity of Focus’ IT staffing services as well as its deep commitment to client relationships.

“The launch of this website gives our current and potential customers an informative and easy to use roadmap of our services and processes,” states Larry Langston, CEO and founder of Focus Technology Consulting. “Potential candidates who are considering to join the Focus family will get an insider’s look into the Focus experience and their potential career paths with us”.

The website features information on the many Focus staff augmentation services. It provides in-depth analysis through case studies on the implementation of those services and success rates. In addition to expanded client case studies and candidate testimonials, the site features new user interface and architecture for a more intuitive design.

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 and best-prepared talent. Focus Technology operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information visit www.focustech.com or email info@focustech.com

Focus Ranks #14 on “Fast 50”

Monday, October 6th, 2008

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Focus Technology Consulting ranks #14 on Washington Technology Magazine’s “Fast 50”

Rockville, MD, October 6, 2008 – Focus Technology Consulting, an industry-leading provider of expert staff augmentation services and innovative technology expertise, was recognized this month by Washington Technology Magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing Government Contractors. Focus ranked #14 in 2008 with an impressive compound annual growth rate of 124.08%. This is the first year the Focus Technology Consulting has been on the Fast Fifty list.

“We are honored to have made the Washington Technology Magazine Fast Fifty and believe it confirms our commitment to being a leading provider of IT expertise in the Government arena. We are very excited to be one of the fastest growing companies in Washington Technology’s Fast Fifty”, stated CEO and Founder of Focus Technology Consulting, Larry Langston.

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 and best-prepared talent. Focus Technology operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

For more information visit www.focustech.com or email info@focustech.com