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VisionIT CEO Delivers Rousing Keynote Address at GALA to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Georgia Hispanic Chamber

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(Atlanta, GA)

VisionIT CEO David H. Segura delivered an inspiring keynote address at the Annual Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) Awards Gala on Saturday; earning a grand ovation from the audience of more than 800 business and civic leaders.

Segura, founder of the IT solutions, staffing, and vendor management firm with 13 offices nationwide, discussed his thoughts on the passion, energy and adaptability of the Hispanic business community; shared his personal success story; and encouraged those in attendance to continue supporting the quarter of a century old Hispanic chamber of commerce.

“We were honored that David addressed the 25th Anniversary Annual Awards Gala attendees,” said Tisha Tallman, President and CEO of GHCC. “He is an exemplary member of the Hispanic business community and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.”
Segura is very active in the Atlanta area and is a long-time member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. VisionIT’s Atlanta office is located within the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development.

At one point during the address Segura spoke about being an entrepreneur; he told the crowd,

“…the GHCC is a critical component to helping develop and grow the economy….creating a fertile ground for Hispanic businesses to provide their products and services to the overall market…I believe the future of American business will contain even greater diversity and some of the next great entrepreneurs will be Hispanic …because of the GHCC entrepreneurs have the opportunity to be builders of America’s next wave of great corporations…”

VisionIT is recognized as a global leader in the Information Technology industry. They provide IT solutions, technical staffing and vendor management services to Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. The Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and BusinessWeek recently named VisionIT as the fastest-growing company on its annual Inner City 100 list.

VisionIT has a five-year compound annual growth rate of 103% through 2007. www.visionitinc.com

The crowd at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta included business and civic leaders; executive from the private sector; non-profit leaders and government officials.

About GHCC
The Atlanta Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was established in 1984 and in 1991 became the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC). Two years later GHCC received its status as a 501(c)(6). Their mission is to promote and support the domestic and international economic development of Hispanic businesses and individuals, and to serve as a link between non-Hispanic entities and the Hispanic market.

In an effort to advance the formation and growth of Hispanic businesses in the state of Georgia, the GHCC established an educational arm in 2001, the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development (HACED). Since 2001, HACED has serviced 35,000 individuals by providing business consultation, seminars and workshops, and housing start-up businesses in the small business incubator. www.ghcc.org

About VisionIT
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in IT staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 13 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 1,500 of the nation’s most talented IT professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India. www.visionitinc.com

VisionIT CEO featured on cover of BusinessWeek SmallBiz Magazine

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Fast-growth IT staffing and solutions firmVisionIT and its CEO David H. Segura, was featured as part of BusinessWeek Small Biz’s cover story for its 2009 June-July issue.

VisionIT was highlighted in the magazine because the Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) named the IT staffing, managed services and vendor management firm as the fastest-growing company on its annual Inner City 100 list.

In the cover story written by BusinessWeek reporter Jeremy Quittner titled “Inner City 100: True Grit,” he highlights the successful growth pattern of VisionIT by reporting,

“…Segura’s technology consulting firm, VisionIT, grew 1,591% over five years as he took advantage of his big-company’s clients’ desire to shed a proliferation of IT contactors in favor of a few such as his own, that could promise global reach and cost savings…”

…VisionIT has a five-year compound annual growth rate of 103% through 2007. It had 2008 revenues of $103 million and is expecting revenue to jump an additional 30% this year…”

In the feature article Segura also shares his thoughts about the importance of creating a diverse workplace environment. He says,

“…The future of U.S. business is creating truly diverse organizations…Those who make their businesses centers of excellence, who know how to grow talent from all different backgrounds, age groups and ethnicities will drive economy for the 50 years….”

An online version of the feature can be found at: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/special_reports/20090605inner_city_100.htm

ICIC is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. In 1999, ICIC created the Inner City 100 program to change perceptions about inner city business by showing the nation the advantages of inner cities. The Inner City 100 ranks the fast-growing, competitive companies located in America’s inner cities.

2009 marks the fifth time VisionIT made the list, but the first time it reached the number one spot on the prestigious list. Their incredible streak of being part of this distinguished list also earned them the right to be inducted into the ICIC – Staples Foundation for Learning Inner City 100 Hall of Fame.

“Minority-owned businesses like VisionIT that continue to thrive even during these challenging economic times, serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere, but particularly those within our nation’s inner cities,” said Michael Porter, founder and chief executive officer of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, which publishes the Inner City 100 list. “VisionIT’s CEO David Segura has demonstrated that hard work and determination are key to growing a successful business, and he serves as a positive role model for business owners throughout the country.”

About VisionIT
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology consulting, managed services, staffing, and vendor management. Heading into its 13th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 14 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 3,500 of the nation’s most talented professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India. www.visionitinc.com