Monthly Archives: August 2004

VisionIT Featured in the Detroit News “Employees are key to growth at VisionIT”

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(Detroit, MI)

By Tonja Deegan / Special to The Detroit News

Christine Rice, Vice President of VisionIT operations, rings the gong. New employees ring the gong when they finish their paperwork.

Treating employees like family and having a small-business atmosphere are two ways that founder David Segura keeps Detroit-based VisionIT Inc. moving at a record pace.

Segura began the technology staffing company in 1997. In just four years, from 1999 to 2003, VisionIT went from seven to 62 employees and from gross sales of $467,000 to $6 million. “We basically have doubled every year since we started the company,” Segura said. And VisionIT is on track for 2004, looking at $12 million in sales, he said. The company now has more than 140 employees.

Segura and VisionIT received many accolades recently. The company was No. 473 on Hispanic Business magazine’s list of the 500 largest U.S. Hispanic-owned companies. Hispanic Business also ranked VisionIT as its 16th fastest growing Hispanic business in the United States, down from 10th in 2003. Hispanic Trends magazine named Segura one of the top 100 Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States. Segura also was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this summer. “He’s one of the emerging stars in Hispanic business,” said Armando Ojeda, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “David is a product of Detroit. He’s really an incredible person. He’s dynamic and aggressive and he’s a very genuine person.”

Segura graduated from the University of Michigan in computer science and after working for another company for four years, he decided to start his own venture. “We’re focused on finding great technology people,” he said. The company already provides staffing across the country, and the plan is to continue to expand nationally and open other offices to help more people find great jobs, Segura said.

VisionIT’s headquarters are in the New Center One building in Detroit, and the company is opening its first branch office in Pasadena, Calif. Segura decided to start the company in Detroit because “we wanted to be a part of all of the great changes that were happening in the city, especially with technology.” The city of Detroit is a client, along with General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and EDS Corp.

Segura owns VisionIT along with his business partner, Grant Long, retired NBA and Eastern Michigan University basketball player. Segura knew Long’s family in Romulus and Long had read an article about VisionIT and wanted to become involved in the business world, so the two formed a partnership. VisionIT also has family help. Christine Rice, Segura’s sister, is vice president of operations. Rice had worked at EDS until 1999, when VisionIT began to take off. One of her first acts was to go back to EDS with a staffing proposal, which resulted in a 10-year contract to support EDS’s technology staffing across the United States.

VisionIT uses employee referrals, recruiters and networking to find temporary and permanent employees for other companies. “It’s easy to find good people because the clients we support are good companies to be a part of,” Rice said. “People want to work for these companies.” Rice said the company welcomes new employees as if they’re part of the family. When a new hire comes in to the office, they’re introduced to the entire staff. The new hire hits a gong that’s in the office and the staff cheers to welcome them to the team. She said it’s easier to have a personal touch when a company is small, and VisionIT works hard to keep that touch as it grows. “This job and this industry is satisfying work,” Rice said. “People are happy when they’re hired and they enjoy what they do when they’re hired at a prestigious company.”

Hispanic Business Magazine Recognizes VisionIT as one of the 500 Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Companies

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(Detroit, MI)

Hispanic Business Magazine has released its annual list of the 500 largest U.S. Hispanic owned companies. The list ranks VisionIT among the most influential and successful Hispanic companies serving the growing North American market place.

“Being recognized and included on this list is a testament to our outstanding staff that shows up each day to make a difference. We are in the business of finding career opportunities for others, our growth allows us to touch so many new people in a positive way.” stated David Segura, President of VisionIT.

Hispanic Business Magazine stated that the Hispanic 500 experienced a 13.9% increase in revenue this year, its best year-to-year growth since 2000.

For 20 years the Hispanic Business 500 has provided a measure of performance and revenue growth which has gone from 3.71 Billion in 1983 to over 26 Billion in 2004.

Focusing on staffing services has fueled much of VisionIT’s growth. They have enhanced their ability to handle nation-wide needs for Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, healthcare and communications sectors.

VisionIT is one of Michigan’s leading technology firms providing IT and Engineering Staffing solutions. VisionIT empowers organizations and provides proven solutions in technology consulting, development and staffing.

VisionIT Recognized As America’s 16th Fastest Growing Hispanic Business

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(Detroit, MI)

Hispanic Business Magazine has released its annual list of the 100 fastest growing Hispanic businesses in the United States. The list ranks VisionIT as the 16th fastest growing company. This is the 2nd year in a row VisionIT has been recognized.

“We are honored to be recognized for our organizations growth and the opportunities it has provided us. I am extremely proud of our team and their ability to manage such rapid expansion while making VisionIT stronger and more profitable.” stated David Segura, President of VisionIT.

VisionIT experienced a sales increase of 1,185% with an annual compound growth of 109.8% and went from 10 employees to 80 employees since 1999.

VisionIT is on track to realize 50% growth in 2004.

Much of VisionIT’s growth has been fueled by focusing on our staffing services. We have enhanced our ability to handle nation-wide needs for Fortune 500 companies, Automotive Manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers.

VisionIT is one of Michigan’s leading technology firms providing IT and Engineering Staffing solutions. VisionIT empowers organizations and provides proven solutions in technology consulting, development and staffing.