GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data Strategy (www.data-strategy.com) announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Network Storage Inc., a move that solidifies Data Strategy as one of the Midwest’s leading providers of data center technologies, security, mobility, and cloud computing solutions. As a result of the acquisition, Data Strategy will leverage its expanded regional footprint toward job creation and service integration, much of it in the Indianapolis and Louisville metro areas. “Data Strategy was an ideal partner for us” With a combined workforce of nearly 100 full-time employees, the new entity will be headquartered at Data Strategy’s current base in Grand Rapids. Expanded markets include Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis headquarters of Network Storage Inc. will serve as a regional hub. For Data Strategy, the acquisition made sense given the complementary nature of entities’ solutions, markets, and core values. Current and prospective clients will benefit from a one-stop approach to meeting technology needs end-to-end; local business communities will benefit from increased investment in capital and people. “As we continue to solidify our position as a growing player in the Midwest, we expect to add 10 to 15 jobs in the next 12 months and expect to make sizeable capital investments in our local organizations,” said Dana Jacks, Executive Vice President at Data Strategy. The transaction will improve the group’s logistical capabilities while creating a more robust portfolio of products, services and solutions. Officials from both companies noted that the deal will strengthen their affiliation with vendor partners, such as EMC², Cisco, VMware, and HP. Building scale with vendor partners will allow greater efficiencies, improved pricing, and increased services to be passed along to clients of Data Strategy. READ MORE.
Jordan Rayboy, President and CEO of Rayboy Insider Search, presented twice at the NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services) annual conference held September 15-17 in Houston, TX. The NAPS conference is the premier training opportunity for the search and placement industry. Attendees had an opportunity to learn from best practices and understand how to improve their business while expanding their professional network.
Jordan presented a hard-hitting session called “Time Kills All Deals” explaining how driving a sense of urgency w/ clients and candidates will help lead to more mutually successful outcomes. Jordan also participated in an all-star speaker panel that wrapped up the conference, answering audience questions on best practices to grow their recruiting business.
This was Jordan’s third time speaking at the NAPS annual conference. He has also presented at numerous Fordyce Forums and state associations. Jordan was the keynote speaker this year at both the Top Echelon annual conference and the Ohio Recruiters Association annual workshop. Jordan is also a member of the Pinnacle Society, an elite consortium of 75 of the highest producing recruiters in North America. He was elected to the Pinnacle Board of Directors in 2011, later serving as Member Education Chair, and was elected Pinnacle’s Member of the Year in 2013 for his contributions to the society. Click here to see the full NAPS 2014 conference agenda.
Rayboy Insider Search enjoyed seeing everyone who attended Interop 2014 in NYC. Interop is a prominent technology conference and expo designed to inspire, inform, and connect the world’s IT community. It is always a pleasure for us to see our clients in action and get first hand demos on all of the technologies and services they bring to the market. We were particularly fascinated with the innovation taking place in the security and compliance sector. Looking forward to helping our newest partners add top talent to their teams. To see information on all of the vendors that are attending Interop this year go