|By Business Wire||
|August 14, 2012 12:30 PM EDT||
MDI Group – a leading national technology services provider with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Greenville, S.C., and Phoenix – announces the advancement of two executive team members. Effective today, Richey Brownfield – Chief Operating Officer since 2010 – is promoted to CEO, and Ella Koscik – Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of MDI Group since 1994 – becomes Chairperson of the Board.
Brownfield was hired by MDI Group in 1999. He held several operational and sales leadership positions – including Professional Services Delivery Director, Area Vice President and COO – before his appointment to CEO. His professional experience includes an extensive background in information technology gained from working with NCR Corporation and Siemens Energy & Automation prior to joining MDI Group.
Among his many achievements in the past 13 years, Brownfield launched and managed MDI Group’s Contingent Workforce Management division and played an integral role in developing the Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs utilized by multiple Fortune 500 clients. As COO, Brownfield was instrumental in restructuring the company’s service delivery strategy to focus on local markets where the business operates, diversifying its client base and growing consultant headcount, which strengthened the company’s value proposition and presence in each local market served.
As CEO, Brownfield assumes responsibility for achieving the company’s operational objectives that include the expansion of its geographic footprint and the continued improvement in the quality and depth of client and consultant services.
“Richey’s strategic execution and passion for the business makes him the ideal person to lead this company to new levels of success,“ stated Koscik who now becomes Chairperson of the Board in order to focus exclusively on the strategic development of the company. “Richey’s promotion to CEO is a result of our diligent succession planning that is vital to the effective management and long-term success of the company.“
Under Koscik, MDI Group achieved profitable growth each year despite numerous downturns in the economy, became consistently ranked as a “Best Place to Work,” and garnered more than 50 industry, community and philanthropic awards. Among her many accolades, Koscik was named to the ’40 under 40’ to watch list by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and ‘Owner of the Year’ by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She also was a Board Member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and served on its Supply Chain Subcommittee and the Procurement Subcommittee.
“Ella has done an amazing job of growing MDI Group, and I am honored that she has the confidence in me to build upon her success,” stated Brownfield. “I look forward to working with our entire team to make MDI Group the IT Workforce Solutions provider of choice for our clients and consultants.”
ABOUT MDI GROUP
MDI Group focuses exclusively on providing IT Workforce Solutions that help organizations tackle ‘what’s next’ in terms of emerging technology projects and challenging business objectives. Services range from contract staff augmentation and project teams to contingent workforce management and MSP programs. Company website: www.mdigroup.com.