4-10-18 9:05 AM EDT | Email Article

The Midtown Group Announces Executive Appointments, Preps for Dramatic Growth Surge

Leading Recruiting Firm Plans to Triple Its Revenue during the Next Three Years

The Midtown Group, a leading recruiting firm in the heart of the nation’s capital, has announced several executive appointments, expanded capabilities to meet the needs of its customers, and significantly upgraded its infrastructure in preparation for a dramatic, purposeful surge in growth.

The appointments include the following:

  • David Fout, Chairman of the Board of Advisors
  • Jim Boyd, Executive Vice President of Sales
  • Patrick Smith, Senior Controller
  • Jeni Atlan, Director of Recruiting

The organizational changes include the creation of a Board of Advisors and the new EVP of Sales position, a more customer-focused alignment of divisions, and an upgraded back-office infrastructure including accounting, sales management, and candidate tracking systems as well as additional numerous technology enhancements.

“Most importantly, we are expanding our offerings to meet the needs of our clients,” said Helen Stefan Moreau, President and CEO of The Midtown Group. “In addition to a number of new labor categories, Midtown will be formally launching its full-service Call Center Operations offering in response to customer demand.”

“We’ve always had steady growth, thanks in large part to our dedicated team. But it’s now time to push the envelope and reach far more impressive milestones,” Stefan Moreau continued. “We’re targeting a surge in growth—a 30% compounded year-over-year increase—in the next three to five years. These leadership and infrastructure changes will help drive that growth.”

New Appointments

Leading the company’s new appointments is that of David Fout to Chairman of the Board of Advisors. Fout is an entrepreneur, business executive, and investor. He has more than 25 years of business, technology and federal government experience. He has built and led numerous organizations by leveraging his strong leadership, strategic thinking, and values to create a clear and compelling vision with strong accountability and sense of purpose.

In 2002, he co-founded Aquilent and built an award-winning, dynamic growth company that provided innovative solutions to solve critical problems for the federal government. In 2017, Fout led the sale of Aquilent to Booz Allen Hamilton for $250 million. Also in 2017, he founded Fout Capital—a venture capital firm that invests in and supports early-stage and emerging value-focused growth companies—as well as Daptation, a consulting organization that helps businesses build long term, sustained growth and success through framework leadership principles. Previously, Fout served as Chief Operating Officer of Commerce One's E-Government division, and Vice President of AppNet's E-Business and Technology Division.

Over his career, Fout has been honored with numerous awards, including five-times-named a CEO of the Year Finalist by both GovCon and the Tech Council of Maryland and a Smart100 CEO winner. He is actively involved in his community and evangelizes social responsibility within organizations. He is active in a number of professional organizations including the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and is a Leadership Montgomery graduate.

Fout holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jim Boyd, new Executive Vice President, brings 20 years of IT experience, with the past 15 in the IT staffing industry. Boyd comes from Convergenz, where he spent the past five years as Executive Vice President, managing both sales and delivery teams and coaching new team members to success. He focused primarily on how a superior staffing experience contributes to a client’s business success. Boyd joined Convergenz in 2005 as an Account Executive. In 2010 he was promoted to the VP of Business Development, and in 2013 became the EVP of the Southwest Region. During his 12+ years there, Boyd brought in dozens of accounts, including several Fortune 50 firms. He oversaw the acquisition and maintenance of the largest account in the company’s history, which is in its 10th year as the company’s largest account. He has worked with more than 100 accounts during his tenure, becoming one of the top vendors at many of them. These clients include: Fannie Mae, Capital One, Deloitte, Marriott, TIAA-CREF, Johnson and Johnson, BNSF, Frontier Communications, Verizon Business, Charles Schwab, GM Financial, MoneyGram, Dell, NTT Data, SAIC, Serco, AOL, IMF, and others. Before his tenure at Convergenz, Boyd worked at Comsys (now part of Manpower), where he brought in many new accounts and was recognized as a top producer.

In his new role at The Midtown Group, Boyd will lead the company’s sales effort in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia markets and existing territories; he will also head up the company’s California office and expand its footprint nationally.

Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Patrick Smith, Senior Controller, comes to The Midtown Group from Aerotek, Inc., where he spent more than three years as a Controller on the company’s Finance team. In his role at Aerotek, Smith oversaw the financial operations of the Southeast portion of the United States, assisting the executive and sales teams with pricing, financial analysis, and operational support. Previously, Smith spent five years at Verizon Wireless where he supported the company’s Department of Defense contracts and sales teams.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech, a Bachelor of Science in Call Center Operations and Management from Bellevue University, and Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University.

Jeni Atlan, Director of Recruiting, joined The Midtown Group in October 2017. She comes to The Midtown Group from TrustPoint International, where she started in 2014 as a Legal Recruiter and was quickly promoted to the Director of Legal Recruiting. Atlan oversaw recruiting strategy for all engagements and specialized in high-volume recruiting of large teams of attorneys. Atlan managed an average of 350 attorneys at any given time. While managing attorneys, she assisted some of the largest and most profitable legal clients with account management and ongoing matters of business.

Atlan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Virginia Bar.

About The Midtown Group

The Midtown Group (Midtown) is a certified small, woman-owned business that provides temporary staffing and professional services across 17 states. Over the past 28 years, Midtown has evolved from a staffing firm to an organization capable of providing full service solutions. We make a tireless effort to meet and exceed the requirements of our clients and candidates in an ever-changing market. Currently, we manage more than 500 candidates and more than 76 clients across the nation. We’re recognized as one of the best staffing firms in DC, as well as a perennial winner of the “Best Place to Work” award by Washingtonian and The Washington Business Journal. For more information, visit https://themidtowngroup.com/.

Mainstay Information Solutions, on behalf of The Midtown Group
Caryn Fox, 703-862-0078
caryn.fox@mainstayis.com

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