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Management Consulting

Strategic consulting that actually delivers results as opposed to presentations and white board sessions. Our team consists of IT executives that have real world experience across the full spectrum of IT management and delivery. From CIO/CTO services to Assessments to Mergers and Acquisitions, Framework is positioned to work with your team at every level.

Resourcing

Framework has a long and successful history of providing high quality technical services and resources to clients in the Commercial, Government and Education sectors. Born from the merger of an executive search firm and an IT consulting company, Framework saw an opportunity to combine these areas of expertise to provide clients with greater value and success in addressing their growing IT resourcing needs. We combine the rigor used by seasoned recruiters to source difficult to find talent together with the detailed technical screening required by IT managers. This combination allows us to supply higher quality candidates to clients – more quickly, with less overhead, and with a greater placement success rate.

K12/Higher Education

Framework has long been committed to working with educators and institutions to help maximize the positive impact technology can make on students and their education. Our experience includes working with some of the largest school districts in the United States as well as a number of well known institutions of higher learning. We have assisted partners and clients in everything from systems implementation and customization to best practices and school improvement. Our team consists of IT experts who know how districts operate as well as former educators and administrators.

About

Founded in 2001 by former IT executives, Framework Development Group strives to understand your business, your culture and your goals before we propose how to solve your challenges. Partnerships are the cornerstone of our business and we look to engage companies that want to build a business relationship as opposed to just engaging a vendor. Our experience and success tells us that a strong partnership driven by communication and alignment around outcomes is the key to results.

Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Dulles Technology Corridor, Framework provides Information Technology consulting services at all levels of the organization. Whether we are providing resources for a short term project or working with senior management to build your technology roadmap, our focus is on creating an IT environment where better, more effective technology decisions are made and implemented, giving leadership and IT staff the time and ability to focus on what they do best.

Our firm leverages real world experience and proven methodologies to deliver expert management consulting services, direct hire and staffing services and enterprise project delivery. We encourage you to dig deeper into our capabilities and the people that make up our firm. If you’re looking for a partner that will honestly assess your needs and propose a plan to drive success, we look forward to working with you.

Services

CTO / CIO Services

Leverage experts with practical experience leading technical teams either in startup or corporate environments. We can assist in both tactical delivery as well as strategic direction.

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K12 & Higher Education

Framework has been delivering results to our Educational partners for over a decade. Our team understands how districts and higher education institutions operate offering services from instituting best practices to full scale system implementations.

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IT Assessments

From full scale strategic assessments to pinpoint evaluations of critical areas, Framework IT Assessments provide you with a comprehensive review of the situation along with a road map and action plan to meet your objectives.

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Recruiting

Success demands having the best people in today’s global economy. To remain competitive, our clients turn to us to find the right talent.

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Staffing

Framework offers a comprehensive suite of Staffing solutions. Our Staffing service offerings include: direct hire, contract to hire and contract only resources. We also offer a RPO model for clients who prefer to outsource their Staffing needs.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Precise and detailed technical due diligence prior to a merger or acquisition, including documentation detailing activities, results, and corresponding risks and concerns associated with the technical capabilities of the prospect company.

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Team

  • Bill MalloyPartner

    Bill Malloy joined forces with Chris Sherman when he merged his executive search firm Executive Sales Network Inc. (founded in 1996), with Framework. The Partners believed the combination of a professional Recruiting and Sales team with an IT Consulting firm could bring higher quality resources and talent to IT staffing and Temporary Employment projects.

    Bill currently leads Framework’s recruiting and executive search practice. Bill utilizes his extensive Sales and Business Development background to grow Framework’s client base and to manage existing accounts and lines of business in the Education and Commercial sectors. Prior to Executive Sales Network and Framework, Bill held sales leadership positions in the Telecommunications industry. Bill hired and developed highly successful sales teams in the MidAtlantic region with companies like Air Time Communications, Pagenet and Advanced Telecomm/Cellular One.

    Bill graduated from West Virginia University in 1990 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Political Science. He resides with his wife and their two children in Leesburg, Virginia.

  • Christopher ShermanPartner

    Chris founded Framework Development Group in 2001. He is a lifelong technologist – having architected and developed numerous large scale systems across multiple industries. He currently leads Framework’s IT Management Consulting practice. In this capacity he works with companies to address complex strategic initiatives that require a combination of business and technical experience.

    Chris was previously the CTO for Pearson School Systems – the market leader in developing Student Information Systems for K12. His Higher Education experience started in 2000 when he worked as the CTO for zUniversity, an online/offline affinity marketing company that provided technology outreach to alumni organizations. Chris was also a founding member of USATODAY.com where, as CTO, he helped bring the Nation’s Newspaper online.

    Chris lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife and three children and holds a B.A. from West Virginia University.

  • Michael McCaugheyPartner

    Mike brings over 21 years of IT staffing and consulting experience to the Framework table. He has held almost every role in the business including: recruiting, territory sales, national sales , local sales management, vertical sales management, regional sales management and branch management.

    His IT staffing and consulting sales experience cover multiple verticals to include Public Sector, Finance and Banking, Aerospace engineering, Transportation, Communications and IT.

    He has been a critical contributor to two of the industries greatest IT Staffing growth companies and has led and managed sales / delivery teams that produce revenues in excess of $50 Million annually.

    Mike’s experience, passion and leadership skills are an excellent compliment to Framework’s current and future business.

    Mike is a graduate from the University of Maryland and resides with his wife and two children in Leesburg VA.

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  • Frank KijakSenior Director, Recruiting

    Frank Kijak brings 15+ years of recruiting and staffing experience to Framework.

    After spending time in both the hospitality and finance industries, Frank launched his recruiting career with MRI as a sales recruiter, progressed into management and eventually ownership of his own firm.

    He majored in Business Administration at Arizona State University and currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.

  • Shaun ShermanSenior Director, Recruiting

    Shaun Sherman has been with Framework since January 2011 and has over 15 years of experience mentoring staff and surpassing revenue goals with a multi-billion dollar organization. He head hunts across the entire IT vertical sales and development and has a passion for connecting top tier talent with Framwork’s clientele.

    Shaun holds his Bachelors in Finance from the University of Phoenix and lives in Aldie, VA with his wife Monica and their two dogs, Smurf and J.J.

  • Randi SchleiderSenior Recruiter

    Randi Schleider joined Framework in 2011. She brings a 20 year track record of proven success in sales, sales management, training, marketing and recruiting.

    During Randi’s 18 year career with Yellow Book, she was a multiple Chairman’s Club sales winner. This experience prepared her to use outstanding sales and recruiting skills to help Framework’s clients find the top talent in their field. Randi focuses nationwide on Sales, Marketing and IT search. Her passion is working with people to help them achieve their career goals.

    Randi is a proud University of Maryland graduate. She lives in the Baltimore Maryland area with her husband Aleck and her son Ben.

  • Christine GiarratanaAccounting & Operations

    With almost 20 years of bookkeeping experience, Christine Giarratana manages all areas of the Accounting Department at Framework. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in running the Finances and Human Resources aspects of a small business.

    After attending George Mason University, Christine began her career in the banking industry. She transitioned to bookkeeping while working for a cutting edge online banking software and services firm in Tysons Corner. Originally from the DC area, Christine and her family moved to New England, where she and her husband founded a cloud solutions company. While there, she built and led the business’ accounting department.

    Christine, her husband, and two boys relocated back to Northern Virginia in 2011. She then consulted for several area small businesses before coming onboard with Framework in 2015.  

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    Testimonials

    “Framework has done an exceptional job providing us with high quality variable resourcing and they stand behind their resources helping to make our business profitable and successful. They bring best of class resources at a price that is competitive and are one of our key partners in the staffing space.”

    – David Taylor, Vice President/Delivery Fulfillment, North America School Services, Pearson

    “Bill and his team have been my “go to” search partners for the last four years. When I have a tough assignment, they get the call. The Framework team’s consultative approach to matching the right candidate to the right position has resulted in great hires for SICPA. They are far more than a recruiting shop—they are truly trusted business partners who understand my organization and the market. “

    – Rita Grazda, Vice President/Human Resources, SICPA

    “We use Framework whenever we have a high-level technical position to fill. We are consistently impressed with the candidates that we get from their team. They have a flexible approach and are highly responsive. It is a pleasure to have them as a partner.”

    – William Geimer, President, Iron Vine Security

    “As CEO of CourtEXPRESS.com I engaged Framework to conduct an IT Assessment around the hosting and management of our product – knowing that our objective was to transition to a more scalable, enterprise offering. Chris and his team provided a comprehensive analysis of our situation that included risks, issues and a recommended plan of attack to help us meet our goals. We used the assessment as our plan for driving forward and further engaged Framework to help us with the transition process. Professional and thorough, Framework was a key partner in helping us take the next step in our business.”

    – Christopher Hayes, Chairman of the Board, Revere Bank & Chair, Vistage International, Inc. – Chief Executive Group #3355

    “Framework has done a great job sourcing candidates for our company. They worked closely with us to define the approach to a particularly challenging sourcing engagement and we have been very pleased with the caliber of talent they have been able to present to us. The collaborative way they have worked with us to help define and fill critical needs and their reasonable pricing have made Framework our go to provider for sourcing key talent for our organization. Shaun Sherman in particular has been great to work with and not only sourced quality candidates but also helped inform and shape our search objectives. I highly recommend Framework Consulting.”

    – Dave Zura, President, Professional Warranty Service Corporation

    “Framework has been an excellent partner to work with. They are very responsive to our needs and helped us find an excellent resource who has become a very strong member of our team.”

    Mike Martin, Practice Director, Information Governance, BTRG, Inc.

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    Consultant of the Quarter

    Framework is pleased to announce that Tammy Siford has been awarded the 2017 Q1 Consultant Performance Award.

    In her role as project manager, Tammy has been responsible for driving the delivery of process and project solutions in support of business objectives and ongoing operations at QTS. Always the consummate professional, Tammy has shown supreme dedication, working over and above what was expected, to aid QTS in its endeavor to transform ideas into products and services that help customers add efficiency to their IT and business operations and, in turn, deliver better service to their customers. For her efforts, Tammy has recently been offered a management/hiring position at QTS.

    Additionally, Tammy’s commitment to Framework cannot go unmentioned. In spite of the demanding hours and dedication to her QTS team, she has also availed herself to Team Framework, sharing her own personal experience in the government sector to help guide and propel our company forward.

    We would like to thank Tammy for her dedication and professionalism to both Framework and QTS.>

     

    About

    Founded in 2001 by former IT executives, Framework Development Group strives to understand your business, your culture and your goals before we propose how to solve your challenges. Partnerships are the cornerstone of our business and we look to engage companies that want to build a business relationship as opposed to just engaging a vendor. Our experience and success tells us that a strong partnership driven by communication and alignment around outcomes is the key to results.

    Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Dulles Technology Corridor, Framework provides Information Technology consulting services at all levels of the organization. Whether we are providing resources for a short term project or working with senior management to build your technology roadmap, our focus is on creating an IT environment where better, more effective technology decisions are made and implemented, giving leadership and IT staff the time and ability to focus on what they do best.

    Our firm leverages real world experience and proven methodologies to deliver expert management consulting services, direct hire and staffing services and enterprise project delivery. We encourage you to dig deeper into our capabilities and the people that make up our firm. If you’re looking for a partner that will honestly assess your needs and propose a plan to drive success, we look forward to working with you.

    CTO / CIO Services

    Leverage experts with practical experience leading technical teams either in startup or corporate environments. We can assist in both tactical delivery as well as strategic direction.

    Technology is a key component to almost every critical decision made in today’s business environment. Making the wrong decision can have a significant and far reaching impact.

    Our team includes former IT Executives with experience leading the technical organizations of all types from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With core competencies ranging from infrastructure, network, telecommunications and back office to emerging technologies, product development, sourcing and partnerships, our team can provide the expertise you need to provide the right type of technology leadership both strategically and tactically.

    Whether you need to bridge a leadership gap or leverage interim expertise to support a critical decision, our team can step in and contribute immediately.

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    K12 & Higher Education

    Framework has been delivering results to our Educational partners for over a decade. Our team understands how districts and higher education institutions operate offering services from instituting best practices to full scale system implementations.

    Framework has a longstanding, successful track record working with many educational institutions. In K12, we have a dedicated team of Student Information System (SIS) experts who understand how districts operate and how to get the most out of their more critical back office systems. Beyond implementation, we specialize in the customization and solutions development of products such as Pearson’s PowerSchool(TM) to maximize functionality and return on investment. Our Higher Ed experience includes the selection, implementation and customization of back office systems to support the full student lifecycle for colleges and universities. Our team includes project managers, implementation specialists, customizations specialists, report writers and more all supported by a leadership team with over forty years of executive experience in both K12 and Higher Education.

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    IT Assessments

    From full scale strategic assessments to pinpoint evaluations of critical areas, Framework IT Assessments provide you with a comprehensive review of the situation along with a road map and action plan to meet your objectives.

    Understanding the technologies and skills your company needs, how best to utilize them and when course corrections are required is key to any successful business. Many companies sense they could be doing more but don’t have the in house expertise to provide expert and objective advice. Framework offers a suite of IT assessments that provide you with a targeted review of one or more IT areas. Each assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the situation in clear business terms. More importantly it includes a set of recommendations that offer a prioritized course of action to help your business get back on track. We offer assessments ranging from your organization and staff to IT infrastructure and networking to your product development process to due diligence and acquisition readiness. No matter your situation, our assessments empower you with the information you need to meet your goals.

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    Recruiting

    Success demands having the best people in today’s global economy. To remain competitive, our clients turn to us to find the right talent.

    At Framework, we pride ourselves on applying an “executive search” model to identifying and recruiting key personnel. Whether the search is for a contract role, contract to hire position, or a direct hire placement, we use the same proven process and rigor to place the right candidate in the right position.

    Our national recruiting team utilizes an in house technology assessment screen to ensure the right technical skills get to the right project. This CTO screen has proven to be invaluable in staffing consulting and executive positions alike. Whenever possible, we meet our candidates face to face to ensure they have the appropriate soft skills and fit into your culture. We have established Framework as a premier and trusted IT recruiting partner to our clients because we deliver technical resources across the skill set spectrum and in all areas of domain expertise within the commercial, education and government sectors. Our clients rely on us to help on board talent correctly. The first time.

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    Staffing

    Framework offers a comprehensive suite of Staffing solutions. Our Staffing service offerings include: direct hire, contract to hire and contract only resources. We also offer a RPO model for clients who prefer to outsource their Staffing needs.

    These options give our clients the flexibility to address the ever changing challenges of their staffing needs. Our methodology includes a comprehensive review of your position/skill needs, an understanding of your corporate culture and identifying the critical intangibles and associated with bringing the right resources into your organization.

    Our direct hire option allows our clients to bring the right new employee onto their payroll from Day One. This is particularly useful for tough to find talent in a highly competitive business landscape.

    For some clients, the contract to hire option allows for a trial period which helps when evaluating skill set, cultural fit, and overall quality.

    Our temporary contract Staffing option gives our clients the ability to drive productivity with the flexibility to fulfill both long and short terms needs.

    With our RPO model, clients are able to utilize Framework as a service provider for their entire recruitment function. We provide the recruiting staff, methodology, technology, and reporting which allows our clients to improve their time to hire, quality and volume of candidate pool, and reduce costs.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Precise and detailed technical due diligence prior to a merger or acquisition, including documentation detailing activities, results, and corresponding risks and concerns associated with the technical capabilities of the prospect company.

    Technology is the building block for almost every business in today’s competitive world. Most M&A groups lack the technical depth and expertise to provide effective data in support of a merger or acquisition. Framework has experience in all areas of due diligence and can help your company uncover the IT risks and challenges that won’t show up in typical corporate diligence.

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