In 1995, GTE Government Systems received a $4.9 million federal grant for retraining employees as they restructured from solely defense work to support civil & commercial customers. I contracted with a GSC Worldwide Telecommunications Services team in Needham, MA from December 1995 to June 1996. I wrote quality ESQL/C code to replace and supplement what the team could generate with a proprietary code builder during their first non-defense project, which was for GTE's commercial telephone switching systems. The WTS team was nice enough to acknowledge my contributions in the quarterly GSC newsletter. I contracted with another GSC WTS team in the 77 "A" Street building from July 1996 to September 1996 under a Non-Disclosure Agreement. GTE sold most of Government Systems Corp. to General Dynamics in 1999 (see http://www.rick.net/homepage/gte-sale.html).
Richard G. Wise was Principal of Venture Networks Corporation (16 Haverhill Street, Andover MA) providing professional IT staffing, permanent and contract placement focusing on client/server, database, developers & systems. Rick placed me at the finance office of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in July 1993 where I stayed for eight months. Rick sold Venture Networks to Romac International, Inc. and became Regional Vice President of their I.T. Division providing professional I.T. staffing and contract placement in New England focused on ERP, database, web, client/server and systems. After leaving Romac, Rick was Manager of Client Development at Aquent Healthcare and Manager at Brio Software, Inc.
ROMAC INTERNATIONAL, INC. COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF VENTURE NETWORKS CORPORATION, INC.
TAMPA, Fla. / January 25, 1996 / PRNewsire
Romac International, Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: ROMC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Venture Networks Corporation, Inc. Venture Networks Corp., founded in 1987, is an Andover, MA based staffing firm that specializes in providing permanent and contract services for information systems personnel to regional New England firms.
David L. Dunkel, Romac's chairman and CEO, said that Venture's established presence in the fast-growing information technology segment will help "jump start" the company's Boston area contract services, which were launched in July of last year. "We are continuing to focus on introducing the full line of staffing services in markets with existing company-owned locations," Dunkel said. "The addition of Venture's management, staff and client base is an important step towards implementing that strategy in New England."
Romac International, Inc. provides specialty staffing services to companies and individuals in the areas of accounting/finance, information systems, health care, pharmaceutical research, manufacturing services and sales and marketing. The Company serves principally Fortune 1000 companies in nine metropolitan markets through company-owned locations and seven additional metropolitan markets through franchisees and licensees.