Jeff Vail
Jeff Vail

We’re honored that upGrow, Wavestone US’ IT staffing arm, was recently recognized by The Silicon Review magazine as one of the 50 leading companies of 2017. The Silicon Review selected upGrow based on several criteria including customer retention, product and service innovation, and problem-solving approach.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief Sreshta Banerjee explains: “The Silicon Review 50 Leading Companies of the Year 2017 program identifies companies which are successful in bringing more innovation into the IT and business world than others. Winning a spot on this list indicates that the company has distinguished itself from peers by proving itself more valuable in terms of service quality, customer base, and market position.”

upGrow has grown 200% from 2016 to 2017, and it has extended the value that Wavestone US provides to clients. Unlike other management consulting firms who declare victory upon delivery of a PowerPoint strategy, Wavestone US principals drive the outcome into execution. upGrow enables us to solve one of the biggest challenges for clients in realizing a transformation outcome: recruiting the right people with new skills and capabilities.

upGrow boasts a wide network of technology executives, and every candidate we recommend to a client is thoroughly vetted by one of our experienced principals. Contrast this with many traditional staffing firms, who are content on forwarding resumes based on little more than keyword alignment. The results are night and day and are why IT leaders trust upGrow to staff top talent into some of their most critical IT projects.

From placing complete transformation teams to individual contract, interim, or permanent roles, upGrow has expertise in staffing for a variety of critical IT positions including:

  • Infrastructure and application development
  • Security
  • Cloud
  • Agile & DevOps
  • Program and project managers
  • Change management and communications
  • Big data and analytics
  • Architects and engineers
  • ITIL & IT services management
  • Other technical SME roles

Visit and share your most difficult IT vacancy—you’ll be impressed by what our team can do.

Jeff Vail
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Jeff leads Wavestone US’ team of experienced consultants and plays a pivotal role in strategy development and execution for the firm. He is a top advisor and thought leader on Wavestone's range of services, spanning IT strategy, run optimization, and IT service management. With more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership functions, he has a deep understanding of what is takes to solve IT’s biggest problems: aligning with the business, lowering costs, and increasing speed and impact.

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