ATLANTA–March 29, 2016–Ricky Steele is at it again – this time as an entrepreneur. A true fixture in Georgia’s technology community, Steele is known as a constant connector that for decades leveraged his executive relationships to help build businesses, careers, and the community.
From starting a limousine service in Columbus, GA that over 10 years grew into the largest destination management firm in Georgia, placing C-level executives for Korn/Ferry, and selling a video marketing start-up to Cox Broadcasting, Steele is a serial entrepreneur not afraid to blaze his own trail.
With a board of A-list advisors that would make any Atlanta tech entrepreneur giddy, Steele is starting his next act as CEO of Steele Technology Partners.
Steele Technology Partners brings a human capital approach designed to create win-win-win opportunities for clients, candidates, and the community with the IT staffing industry. Steele has joined forces with his son Everett Steele, also a serial entrepreneur (founder of Kanga Technology and Baby Robot Industries), to bring this new way of thinking to market.
Already working on client assignments from Atlanta to Silicon Valley, Steele Technology Partners successfully recruited an impressive Board of Advisors to help guide the company:
- Becky Blalock, former CIO of The Southern Company, author, and investor
- Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates and former Director of IBM’s Corporate Citizenship unit
- James Dallas, former CIO of Georgia Pacific, author, and radio show host
- Chris Kenyon, Global account advisor for Oracle and former CIO of Elavon
- Jeff McConnell, former American Express/Wells Fargo/PRG-Schultz executive
- Sig Mosley, Managing Partner of Mosley Ventures and “The Godfather of Angel Investing”
“Ricky has been a constant and proven contributor to Georgia’s business and technology community for more than 30 years,” said Mosely. “Together with Everett these two entrepreneurs have endless energy and passion. Their servant leadership approach to IT staffing is what has most excited the advisory board.”
“Our family has deep entrepreneurial roots,” said Ricky Steele. “My father and grandfather were both entrepreneurs and carrying on this tradition with Everett is very special. We both love working and we both love our community. We are molding Steele Technology Partners in a way that will give to others as much as we receive.”
To that end, Steele Technology Partners will leverage military veterans to help fill some of the nearly 3,000 IT jobs unfilled in Georgia. Everett, a former US Army officer who served in Iraq, will lead this practice which includes offering clients discounted recruitment fees for hiring those who have served in the US military.
“Our focus on hiring senior-level recruiters and our passion to be partners with our clients, not vendors is what makes us so unique,” said Everett Steele, COO of Steele Technology Partners. “We use our network to open doors for our clients to new sales opportunities. Our goal is to help each client generate more in new revenue for themselves than we receive in placement fees.”
To learn more about Steele Technology Partners, visit http://steelejobs.com/.