Robert Michalak, Promoted to SVP Business Development, Venteon Holdings LLC

Troy based Venteon Venteon is pleased to announce that Bob Michalak has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Business Development at Venteon. In his new position Bob will be responsible for working with clients on Business Development activities.

Venteon is a professional services search, staffing, and consulting firm with three primary divisions: Venteon Finance, Venteon Technical, and Venteon Partners. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Michalak spent 14 years building Venteon Finance’s Search Practice, where he was responsible for overseeing the direct placement of all accounting, finance, tax, and treasury professionals. This included all new business development, candidate recruiting, staff development, training, and existing account management. In addition to the above responsibilities, Mr. Michalak was responsible for running an active desk and has been Venteon’s top producer since joining the organization.

Mr. Michalak began his career in accounting, working for Plante & Moran, one of the largest regional public accounting firms in the country, where he earned his CPA. After four years in public accounting, Mr. Michalak spent four years at a national recruiting firm, where he earned “Rookie of the Year” honors and was the top producer two years in a row. Mr. Michalak then left recruiting to take on a business development role with Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and strategic advisor. Upon leaving Marsh he joined Venteon.

Mr. Michalak received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Oakland University, which he attended on a baseball scholarship. Mr. Michalak is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dickinson Wright Announces James Stapleton as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer

November 24, 2014 (Detroit, MI) – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that James J. Stapleton has joined the firm in the newly created role of Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer. He will be resident in the Detroit office.

Mr. Stapleton will oversee the direction and implementation of business development growth strategies and tactics. His primary focus will be to improve demand generation, drive increased breadth of client relationships, and accelerate Dickinson Wright brand growth across key target markets.

”Dickinson Wright has a tremendous client service platform, a distinctive focus on core industry sectors and a record of embracing innovative business approaches,” Mr. Stapleton stated. “Our leadership has a dynamic vision, and every attorney focuses on delivering value through high quality legal skills and exceptional client service. I could not be more excited about helping Dickinson Wright take our brand to the next level.”

“Jim’s appointment is an important illustration of Dickinson Wright’s recruitment and retention of top-level talent to complement our continuing commitment to excellence in client service,” said CEO William T. Burgess. “Given his business development expertise and his experience working with corporate counsel, we expect that he will bring a fresh approach to our business development program. Jim is the right person to lead our continuing expansion, building on our momentum as one of North America’s leading business law firms for companies that compete in a global market.”

Mr. Stapleton was previously the managing principal of LEAP Legal, a consulting firm that helped inhouse counsel optimize their relationships with their law firms. Prior to that, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Fenwick & West and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Littler Mendelson. He has also held international marketing and business development roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Stapleton has written and spoken extensively on topics as varied as client service, business development, sales, marketing and best-in-class operational metrics. He is widely recognized as a marketing operations expert and teaches a master class in marketing and business development metrics for law firms. He received his B.S.C. in Finance from Santa Clara University.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, they have fourteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Saginaw) and seven other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada and Washington, D.C. Their Canadian office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality across the firm. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

IPS Technology Services Hires Director of Business Development as Company Expands

Troy– January 22, 2014 – IPS Technology Services recently hired Laura Malmstrom as Director of Business Development, as the company seeks to continue to expand its reach to new clients this year.

Malmstrom brings to IPS Technology Services an extensive portfolio of experience in healthcare IT, IT systems and applications, new business development, managed services, Microsoft SharePoint, new market and product launches and channel partnering, along with other valuable experience.

“We are pleased to have Laura on our team as we start 2014,” says Pradip Sengupta, President and CEO, “IPS Technology Services will greatly benefit from her expertise in business development as our company continues to grow.”

IPS Technology Services was recently named to Crain’s Book of Lists as the fastest growing Asian-owned company in southeast Michigan when comparing 2012 revenue to 2011 revenue. For the latest news about team additions and company accomplishments, visit http://www.ipstechnologyservices.com/?cat=4.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:
1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting
3. Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services Hires Director of Business Development to Connect with Community

TROY – June 13, 2013 –IPS Technology Services recently hired Jonathon Younkman as the company’s Director of Business Development. Younkman previously worked for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) as a Talent Strategies Manager for the IT Industry in Southeast Michigan.

“Jonathon’s success in developing strategic collaborations between community colleges, Michigan Works! Agencies and the business community at his previous job is a big part of why we hired him,” says IPS Technology Services CEO Pradip Sengupta, “We need someone who can not only effectively connect our company with other businesses, but foster long-term collaborative partnerships with our clients.”

Before working for the MEDC, Younkman served nearly four years as a legislative director and a legislative aid for two Michigan State Senators.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

  1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2. CIO Services and Technology Consulting
  3.  Web-based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
  4.  Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
  5.  Engineering IT services
  6.  Website development and Digital Marketing

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.