NorthWind Partners Taps COO for eGlobalTech

February 17, 2016 – NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on recruiting talent for the private equity sector, has recruited Sal Fazzolari as chief operating officer of eGlobalTech (eGT). In this capacity, he will oversee eGT’s strategic vision and growth plans. Managing partner Mark HuYoung, who leads the firm’s private equity practice, along with partners Patrick Gray, Hunter Murray, and Brian Thomas, led the search.

Mr. Fazzolari brings over 28 years of experience in federal consulting to eGT, previously working for TRW, Northrop Grumman, ICF and, most recently, CRGT. At CRGT, he served as senior vice president of strategic development and was responsible for overall corporate strategy. In this role, Mr. Fazzolari led capture and business development teams that won over $2 billion in prime business.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sal Fazzolari to our executive team in his role as chief operating officer,” said Sonya Jain, founder and CEO of eGT. “Sal is a trusted leader and has a distinguished career in providing government services to the civilian, Department of Defense, and Intel communities. He understands our dedication to providing the federal marketplace with solutions that combine business insight and technology to enhance performance. His proven track record of success will not only help us surpass client expectations, but also move us to the next level of growth.”

eGT is a woman-owned management consulting and IT solutions firm based in Arlington, Virginia with additional offices in Alexandria and Baltimore. eGT supports multiple federal customers including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, Education, Labor, Energy, the General Services Administration, and Defense.

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NorthWind Partners concentrates on recruiting executives for business & professional services, systems, solutions, and product companies spanning the aviation, aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors. Just recently, the firm recruited David E. Kopf as president of Anaren’s Space & Defense GroupDeborah Ricci as chief financial officer of Centerra Group and Michael Ely as chief technology officer of the Emergency Communications Network (ECN).

Recruiting for information technology teams is on the rise. Nearly a quarter (22 percent) of U.S. CIOs plan to expand their IT teams, according to a 2015 Robert Half Technology ‘IT Hiring Forecast Trend Report.’ It represents a three-point rise from the beginning of 2015 and an eight percentage point jump from one year ago. Sixty-seven percent of CIOs intend to hire only for open IT roles, while just nine percent expect putting hiring plans on hold

The survey found that recruiting within the function remains challenging: 59 percent of CIOs said that it is ‘somewhat’ or ‘very challenging’ to find skilled IT professionals, while 69 percent of respondents said they are taking action to address recruiting challenges for IT staff. Some steps being taking include increasing networking activities (48 percent); using recruiters or staffing firms (37 percent); offering referral bonuses (36 percent); and hiring consultants to augment current staff (36 percent).

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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