Spoken Language: English
Business: Consulting, Information Technology, Software
Project Leadership provides a broad range of business and technology solutions that address enterprise wide strategy, operations, applications and infrastructure challenges. Project Leadership Associates (Project Leadership) is a business and technology consulting firm that empowers small, middle market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups:
- 1.) Strategy & Execution,
- 2.) Business Operations,
- 3.) Applications
- 4.) Infrastructure.
We focus on delivering all of our services with industry leading thought-leadership, seasoned senior consultants and strong business understanding. We are proud of our organization's accomplishments, but even more proud of our clients' success. Our people are passionate about the strategy and technology solutions they develop, the success of the projects they work on, and the clients they work with. We work hard to develop customer relationships built upon mutual respect and innovation, while emphasizing businesses and technical excellence in everything we do so each project delivers maximized value and return to the client.
Project Leadership has been consistently ranked among Crain's Chicago Businesses' Fast 50 and Everything Channel's CRN Fast Growth 100 List as an annual recognition of our growth, performance, and for maintaining profitability since our founding in 1998. Project Leadership was also recently honored with the Microsoft Central Region FY08 Partner Award for Marketing Excellence for our success in driving Microsoft Unified Communications solutions in the marketplace.
With headquarters in Chicago and branch offices in Houston, Project Leadership is uniquely poised to offer a broad array of solutions that work collaboratively with clients to help them realize substantial results. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you with your business and technology need.
Project Leadership Associates (Project Leadership) was founded in 1998 by Dan Porcaro and a team of former associates from LAN Systems.
His vision was to create a company that focused on offering a wide range of technology services to mid-market clients while staffing each account with senior level consultants who actually managed projects. The goal was to ensure that every engagement had significant senior leadership so projects could be completed with greater efficiency and better client service. With this idea, "Project Leadership" found its name.
Project Leadership launched by initially offering Network Integration services targeted at mid-market companies. With a detailed focus on client service and delivering measurable business returns for each client, success came quickly for Project Leadership as it turned a profit in its first year of operation. A year later, Project Leadership launched its Software Development practice to add a new dimension of customization to its offerings. And, as the company continued to grow each year, it began exploring strategic acquisitions to add to its service base.
In 2001, Intellinet Technology Consulting became the first of these strategic purchases, allowing Project Leadership to expand its service offerings to small businesses in addition to the mid-market companies it currently worked with. Also in 2001, Project Leadership launched its Management Consulting practice in order to offer detailed technology planning and strategy services to compliment its strong technology implementation services. A few years later, it purchased CMIS Consulting to provide EDI services as a compliment to its growing software development practice.
Office expansion quickly followed Project Leadership's service growth with the launch of new locations in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. This office growth was followed by the purchase of Nexus Consulting in 2005 to allow Project Leadership to expand into the Business Intelligence space. Shortly after, another office location was opened in Boston as Project Leadership's growth rate began to pace at 276 percent, making it one of the fastest growing technology consulting firms in the country.
In 2007, Project Leadership purchased Fourth Floor Consulting in order to make an additional and significant expansion of its services into the business consulting field. Now, unlike just about any other firm outside of the major names in the industry like Accenture and Bearing Point, Project Leadership has the unique ability to provide clients with comprehensive business and technology consulting services that span from strategy to execution and analysis.
Staying true to Dan's vision, Project Leadership has also developed a unique corporate culture where employees maintain a close knit atmosphere and take a personal stake in the company's performance as shareholders. Today, 75 percent of Project Leadership is owned by its employees and the company boasts and astonishing voluntary turn-over rate of only one percent, far below the industry average of 25 percent. Because of this, Project Leadership has been able to remain profitable every year since its founding and its relationship and trust level with its clients has created a multitude of long lasting and positively impactful business relationships.
As Project Leadership continues to grow into its second decade of operations, its focus has and will always remain on delivering significant value and high quality service to its clients, while creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and camaraderie among its employees.
Over the course of our 10 year history, Project Leadership has received numerous awards and recognitions for excellence in service including the following:
- 2009 Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 - Project Leadership was ranked #33 on the list of 50 fastest growing companies in Chicago area for the second year in a row.
- 2009 VARBusiness 500, CRN Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #473 on the list of largest and most influential technology solution providers in North America.
- 2008 Inc. 5000 - Project Leadership was ranked in the top 41 percent of the fastest private growing companies for the second consecutive year.
- 2008 Fast Growth 100, CRN Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #46 in its third year of being included on the list.
- 2008 Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 - Project Leadership was ranked #29 on the list of 50 fastest growing companies in Chicago area.
- 2007 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #1,768 on the list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
- 2007 VARBusiness 500, VARBusiness Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #485 and placed 36 out of 50 fastest-growing companies on the overall list.
- 2007 Fast Growth 100, CRN Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #48 (up 25 spots from 2006) in its second year of being included on the list.
- 2006 Fast Growth 100, CRN Magazine - Project Leadership was ranked #73 and was one of 75 new solution providers added.