B2B Marketing: Turning Employees Into Brand Ambassadors Increases Social Media Followers for IT Services Firm

With no marketing or brand presence for the first decade of TSP’s history, the company still saw yearly double-digit revenue growth. With those kind of stats, how do you justify marketing spends? That question was answered with ensuring that TSP was attracting the best candidates in the job market. By amplifying its reach and profile, TSP would make sure to have a presence not only with customers, but potential future employees.

TSP’s Director of Talent Management, Kristi Suddock, Named First Runner-Up for ADDISON Magazine’s Top Female Executive Awards

(DALLAS) March 3, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, is proud to announce Kristi Suddock, the company’s director of talent management, as the first runner up for ADDISON Magazine’s 2017 Top Female Executive Awards.

“Not only was it a great honor to be named as one of the finalists for this award, I am thrilled to have been chosen as first runner-up,” said Suddock. “Working at TSP is already a rewarding experience, and I am truly flattered that my family, friends and colleagues took the time to vote on my behalf.”

Suddock joined the TSP team in August of 2014, and was then promoted to director of talent management in January of 2016. In this leadership role, Suddock is responsible for coordinating the people enterprise functions of TSP in accordance with the mission, vision and core values of the company.

“We are so proud to have one of our own #TSProckstars recognized as one of Addison’s top female executives,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “This award is a true testament to Kristi’s tenacity, her previous career achievements, and dedication to our company.”

Sixteen finalist were selected based from nominations submitted by individuals, staff, respected community leaders and associations. Voting for the eighth annual Top Female Executive Awards concluded on February 17, where the winners were announced during an awards luncheon at the Bent Tree Country Club on March 1. Along with Suddock’s recognition, Angie Buckmeier, chief nursing officer at Medical City Children’s Hospital, was recognized as the winner of this award, while Farrah Vargas, senior vice president of Allied Affiliated Funding, was named second runner-up.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

Kristi Suddock Named as Finalist for 2017 Top Female Executive Awards

Kristi Suddock, TSP’s director of talent management, has been nominated for Addison Magazine’s 2017 Top Female Executive Awards. The 16 finalists for the Top Female Executive Awards were selected from nominations submitted by individuals, staff, respected community leaders and associations.

Kristi Suddock, TSP’s Director of Talent Management, Nominated for ADDISON Magazine’s Top Female Executive Awards

(DALLAS) February 1, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, recently announced Kristi Suddock, the company’s director of talent management, has been selected as a finalist for ADDISON Magazine’s 2017 Top Female Executive Awards.

“We’re thrilled to hear that one of our own #TSProckstars, Kristi, is being recognized as one of Addison’s top female executives,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “This well deserved nomination is a testament to Kristi’s hard work, accomplishments, and dedication to TSP. We couldn’t be more proud.”

Kristi joined the TSP team in August 2014 and was promoted to director of talent management in January 2016. In this role, Kristi is responsible for coordinating the people enterprise functions of TSP in accordance with the mission, vision and core values of the company.

“I’m honored to be nominated among such a great group of women,” said Suddock. “Working with our #TSProckstars is a rewarding experience and I am happy to bring further recognition to this wonderful team.”

The 16 finalists for the Top Female Executive Awards were selected from nominations submitted by individuals, staff, respected community leaders and associations. Voting opens February 1 and will close 2-3 weeks later. The winner, first and second runner-ups will be announced at a special Awards Luncheon on March 1 at Bent Tree Country Club.

This year marks the Eighth Annual Top Female Executive Awards. Previous winners include Amber Olson Rourke of Nerium International, Anne Crews of Mary Kay and Katie Berg of Interprise. To cast your ballot for ADDISON Magazine’s Top Female Executive Awards, visit addisonmagazine.com.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

New Contracts Bring Over $1.5 Million in Annualized Revenue to TSP

(DALLAS) January 24, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, ended last year with multiple new contracts with longstanding customers and commenced the new year by securing several additional contracts.

Since November 2016, recent wins comprise more than $1.5 million in annualized revenue. These wins represent deals within TSP’s various service solutions, particularly Consulting, Maintenance and Managed Services. TSP conducts a “gong ringing” at corporate headquarters to celebrate new deals and expanded contracts as a team.

Consulting Services Wins:

  • Four senior storage engineers assigned to a multinational storage and data management company located in Reno, NV; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Denver, CO and Seattle, WA
  • Senior web developer directly hired at a customer site in Irving, TX
  • An operations manager and an assistant architect project manager directly hired at customer sites earlier this month in Grand Prairie, TX and Austin, TX respectively
  • Facility technician placed into a new contract-to-hire position for a long-time TSP customer located in Dallas, TX

 

Maintenance Services Wins:

  • Three full-time employees, who can service Honeywell and ABB equipment, placed at a customer site in Longview, WA
  • A part-time hardware maintenance contract with a customer in Michigan started earlier this month
  • A full-time, six-month contract servicing web inspection systems for a customer in Pine Bluff, AR
  • Annual maintenance contract, servicing Honeywell equipment, was awarded from a customer in Elmwood Park, NJ

 

Managed Services Wins:

  • An IT infrastructure managed services contract was started at an addiction treatment facility in Tioga, TX
  • Two senior storage engineers were identified and placed at customer sites in Houston, TX and Portland, OR
  • An associate storage engineer was assigned to a customer site in Louisville, KY

 

“These recent wins demonstrate the tenacity and hardworking nature of our employees,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “It is always great day when we hear the TSP gong ring to represent a new win, and we are beyond appreciative to our existing customers for trusting TSP to do more for them. Not only do these wins show the value we bring to our clients, our expanded work allows our clients to focus on and achieve their business objectives.”

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

A Year In Review: TSP Earned Award Recognition and Expanded Suite of IT Services in 2016

(DALLAS) January 3, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, enjoyed another successful year in 2016, achieving the following company milestones:

 

As TSP grows, the company remains dedicated to living out its vision of being a company that retains and nurtures its strong beliefs and culture by: serving clients with integrity; honoring employees; and investing time and money into the communities where we live, work and play.

TSP’s notable 2016 charitable initiatives include sponsoring: the North Texas Christian Academy’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament and Chicken Chow Down & Auction, the 17th Annual Texas Instruments Alumni Association (TIAA) Charity Golf Tournament, the annual Cornerstone Golf Tournament, and The Power Group’s mission trip to Nicaragua with Journey333.

For the first time, TSP also participated in the City of Richardson’s Corporate Challenge, which raised $220,000 for The Special Olympics of Texas. Along sharing in the company vision, employees of the TSP family also generated their own philanthropic ideas including the 4th Annual Leighton’s Ride, the 18th Annual Log A Load Klays for Kids event, Readers 2 Leaders and the 9th Annual Kansas City Vision Walk.

“This year has provided tremendous opportunities for our company and the people who make TSP great – our employees and valued clients,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “We anticipate an even more successful 2017, and look forward to continuing to give back to our employees, customers, and community.”

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

Contributed Article to IT Briefcase: 3 Reasons Why Companies Fire Their IT Service Providers

it-briefcaseRetention is often talked about among IT professionals and organizations, given the ongoing transformations in the industry – which show no signs of slowing down. As outdated practices are replaced with newer technology trends, IT providers that aren’t agile enough to adapt their service offerings to the modern IT climate may get the boot from their customers.

TSP Ranks #69 On This Year’s Dallas 100

dallas-business-journal-logoSouthern Methodist University released the rankings of its 2016 Dallas 100 class late Tuesday, November 29th, at the Omni Dallas hotel. 2016 marks the second year in a row TSP has been named to this prestigious list.

The Dallas 100 list features the 100 fastest-growing private companies in North Texas. SMU evaluates all nominated companies on increased growth in sales and, taking into account the absolute dollar growth and percentage of growth, ranks the independent companies according to their three-year change

SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Names TSP (Technology Service Professionals) as one of the Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurial Companies at 26th Anniversary Awards Banquet

(DALLAS) December 1, 2016 TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, was ranked No. 69 on this year’s Dallas 100™, ranked and organized by SMU Cox School of Business.

“We are thrilled to be named as one of Dallas’ fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies for a second year,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “This is a tremendous honor for the TSP family and we are excited to do our part to fuel the thriving economic growth throughout the Dallas Metroplex.”

TSP attended the 26th Annual Dallas™ Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 29 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. During the event, Dallas’ most venerated celebration of entrepreneurial success, winners were announced in descending order.

“The key statistics of the Dallas 100™ consistently amaze,” said Jerry White, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, who has been at the helm of the event since it began in 1990. “These outstanding companies created more than 10,000 jobs in the last two years—jobs that are critical to fueling the Dallas economic engine.”

Dallas 100™, co-founded by SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. According to Caruth Institute data, this year’s winning companies collectively generated $3.7 billion in sales in 2015, and grew at an average annual growth rate of 96 percent per year for each of the last two years.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

TSP Named To The Dallas 100 For The Second Year In A Row

dallas-business-journal-logoMeet this year’s Dallas 100: From A to Z, here are the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas. Once again, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business is recognizing the 100 fastest-growing private companies in North Texas in the 26th year of the Dallas 100. To qualify for the Dallas 100, companies must meet a number of criteria based on their location, sales history, legal status, credit report and character.

TSP Ranks #81 On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List

LOGO-entrepreneurTSP was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study organized by Entrepreneur, TSP is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

TSP Named one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” By Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ List

(DALLAS) October 25, 2016 TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study organized by Entrepreneur, TSP is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

“Being recognized as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America is a tremendous honor, and I’m extremely proud to lead the all-star team of #TSProckstars who make up this great company,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “Our success truly stems from our dedicated employees who consistently provide top tailored technology solutions to our valued clients.”

“Our annual evaluation offers a 360-degree analysis of the current private-business landscape,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “Top performers are determined by how well-rounded they are in these four key operative areas. Entrepreneurship is a complex endeavor—this listing recognizes those who have mastered the challenge and are thriving this year.”

Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently-owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

Frank Gonzalez and Rick Skaggs, co-founder and president, established TSP almost 15 years ago with the belief that companies should always put its people first – a belief that the company still lives out every day. Providing a wide range of customized IT solutions to clients throughout the United States and Canada, TSP is able to cater to client’s distinctive business needs (as well as exceed client’s expectations) due to its solutions-based approach.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

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D CEO Magazine – My Passion: Rick Skaggs

D-CEO-Oct-2016The president and co-founder of TSP Inc. loves life on the back of a motorcycle. Rick Skaggs vividly recalls washing dishes for 65 cents an hour at an East Texas cafe as a teenager to save up for his first ride, a Honda 90 motorcycle. The Honda has long since been traded in, but the 61-year-old co-founder and president of TSP continues to ride to this day.

TSP Launches AppleCore Enterprise Services (ACES)

Apple-JAMF-LI(DALLAS) September 20, 2016 – TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, announces the launch of TSP’s AppleCore Enterprise Services (ACES), supplementing its existing desktop support services.

The company’s new Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) certification means TSP is now able to service and maintain warranty and non-warranty Apple hardware for its enterprise customers – including iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® and MacBook®, in addition to offering software support on OS X® and iOS.

Service Highlights:

  • Warranty, non-warranty hardware and software maintenance
  • iOS and OS X troubleshooting Patch management
  • Custom applications and services portal
  • Application distribution (VPP)
  • Real time data, anywhere and on any device
  • Custom configuration profiles Device Inventory

 

“The use of Apple continues to grow in the corporate world, with 96% of companies now using Apple products in some capacity. Understanding that Apple is the future of enterprise, we decided to proactively become certified so we can continue to meet and exceed our customers’ IT needs,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO, TSP. “Being vendor agnostic is certainly a benefit of TSP service. We’re able to service our customers’ Apple and PC products simultaneously, so they don’t have to worry about interfacing with multiple service providers – instead they can focus on their core business.”

In addition to obtaining its Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) certification, TSP also recently became a JAMF Managed Service Provider (JAMF MSP). Utilizing Bushel and leveraging user-driven enrollment, TSP can configure company-owned devices without ever touching them. The Casper Suite includes everything Bushel provides, with the added benefits of patch management, self-service, application compliance and configuration, and custom application and services portals.

TSP’s AppleCore Enterprise Services (ACES) is available across all of TSP’s four core lines of business: maintenance services, managed services, consulting services and project services, which provide TSP’s customers with tailored IT solutions to meet different needs and work within a variety of business environments. For more information, download the detailed service brief or contact sales@mytsp.net.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181.

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TSP to Exhibit at NetApp Insight 2016 Conference

NA_Insight_Logo_Lockup_2c_rgb-01(DALLAS) September 13, 2016 TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, has announced it will be a Silver Sponsor at this year’s NetApp Insight 2016 conference at Insight Central, booth #2618. An annual conference for storage and data management professionals, NetApp Insight will be held from September 26-29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Offering more than 300 technical training sessions and certifications, demonstrations of the latest technology in action, networking opportunities, and sessions featuring notable speakers (including NetApp leaders), TSP has had a presence at the conference since 2006.

TSP’s booth will highlight TSP’s shared solutions offerings, which include maintenance, managed, consulting, and project services. TSP representatives will also be available to discuss with potential customers how they can meet different IT needs with customizable solutions.

“NetApp Insight is always a great way to learn more about current and upcoming trends that will shape the future of technology and the IT services world. Every year we look forward to connecting with other experts and sharing our industry knowledge with attendees,” said Frank Gonzalez, CEO and co-founder, TSP.

TSP invites its fellow exhibitors and attendees to connect with the TSP team at the conference using TSP’s branded company hashtag, #TSProckstars, and the event hashtag #NetAppInsight.

To book a press appointment at NetApp Insight, please contact Abbey Pennington at abbey@thepowergroup.com. To book a sales meeting, contact sales@mytsp.net.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181.

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TSP Named to the Inc. 5000 as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today ranked TSP (Technology Service Professionals) No. 4,484 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 list is a great honor for TSP, and we’re in great company with those who were named on this list,” said Frank Gonzalez, CEO of TSP.

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

5000_logo_stacked_silverThe 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation. On this list you’ll find businesses that exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and (in the case of the No. 1 company, LootCrate) superheroes.

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

TSP Ranks No. 4,484 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 57%

5000_color stacked(NEW YORK) August 17, 2016 Inc. magazine today ranked TSP (Technology Service Professionals) No. 4,484 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Being named to the Inc. 5000 list is a great honor for TSP, and we’re in great company with those who were named on this list,” said Frank Gonzalez, CEO of TSP. “I remember when we started the company with just four employees, and to be recognized for our growth is very rewarding. It illustrates the hard work and dedication our entire company has put into helping TSP consistently grow — and helping our customers grow as well. ”

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.


About TSP
TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 600 employees, and its service area includes more than 35 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit http://mytsp.net.

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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.