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HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Last week Tom Ridge, alliantgroup’s Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, presented at the National Systems Contractors Association’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. During the event’s keynote address, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor highlighted the growing importance of cybersecurity for all businesses—from large corporations to small and mid-size companies.
Underlining a number of recent high profile events such as Russian hacking during 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax, Ridge discussed the ongoing rise in cyber threats facing public and private institutions and their potential long-term damage. From financial losses—either as a direct result of a cyberattack or in terms of hours of lost productivity—to damage to brand credibility and consumer confidence, a cybersecurity breach can have lasting consequences for a business. For small and mid-size companies that often lack […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the firm’s community outreach initiative, alliantgroup sponsored the National Systems Contractors Association’s (NSCA) inaugural Build-A-Bike Team Building charity event during NSCA’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
During the event, alliantgroup volunteers led a bike-building workshop for NSCA members, with attendees split into teams and provided the parts and tools necessary to build brand new bikes. An exercise that was designed to promote team building and networking amongst new colleagues, NSCA members were given the opportunity to use their technical problem-solving for a good cause. The new bikes were later donated and presented to the children of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
“We’re so grateful for this opportunity with NSCA. We always encourage our Club kids to learn new skills and expand their horizons,” said Deidre Tolbert, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. […]
alliantgroup Hosts Field Trip for Highland Heights Elementary Students to Houston Museum of Natural Science
HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its youth and community investment initiative, last week alliantgroup volunteers took more than 80 underserved students from Highland Heights Elementary on a field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
During the field trip, students were guided by alliantgroup volunteers to explore areas such as the museum’s renewable energy lab and the Morian Hall of Paleontology. In addition to the tour, the students also participated in hands-on lab experiments focused on renewable energy and were treated to a viewing of Dream Big, a 3D movie about engineering. The field trip is just the latest excursion in a growing list of community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Blue Heart Fund, alliantgroup’s nonprofit charity, designed to expose students to STEM education at an early age.
“STEM occupations offer some of the highest paying and most fulfilling career opportunities,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval […]
alliantgroup Executive Rose McCarty Receives Inaugural Texas Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Houston Power 50 Award
HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that Rose McCarty, Vice President of Education & Awareness (Marketing), has been recognized as one of Texas Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Houston Power 50.
The award recognizes women in leadership who are driving positive impact within their companies and communities—recognizing both professional accomplishments and philanthropic work.
“Rose is a smart, passionate and supremely capable leader,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Her focus on creating growth opportunities for those on her team, and spurring people to push boundaries and accomplish more than they ever imagined, is inspiring to all who work with her. We are proud she has been recognized for her leadership within the company, our industry and community.”
McCarty has extensive marketing and leadership experience, and has driven impact throughout her career leading global go-to-market strategy, communications, demand generation, events and product, field and content […]
HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named one of America’s 100 Healthiest Workplaces.
The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program that Healthiest Employers hosts in over 40 cities across the United States. Each winning company is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their population’s health and wellness initiatives.
“Encouraging a healthy workplace is so much more than just having a wellness program in place or a gym onsite,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Our commitment to our professionals is to not only offer amenities for their physical health, but to also have programs in place that address all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.”
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. The organizations awarded […]
HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Scott Goldsmith, CPA, CGMA and Shareholder at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Goldsmith brings to the board over 29 years of management and public accounting experience as well as an extensive background in tax and business planning. In his new consultative position, Goldsmith will play an important role in advising alliantgroup on its future strategic initiatives.
“It’s an honor to be joining this impressive board of former business and industry leaders, elected officials and foremost policy experts,” said Goldsmith. “Having partnered with alliantgroup in the past, I’ve witnessed first-hand the value they have found for companies across the country. I look forward to offering my guidance and support to this wonderful organization as it continues to work on behalf of U.S. businesses.”
Goldsmith joined JMF in 1989, was admitted as a […]
HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Rose McCarty as the firm’s Vice President of Education & Awareness. A longtime C-level executive, McCarty brings over 13 years of marketing and corporate communications experience to the company.
In her new role, McCarty will be responsible for leading the firm’s strategic outreach and communications initiatives, with a heavy focus on educating U.S. businesses on the valuable tax credits and incentives designed for their benefit and also bringing additional insights and thought leadership to alliantgroup’s clients, CPA firms, advisors and industry organizations.
“I am thrilled to be joining a company that is doing such vital work on behalf of U.S. businesses,” said McCarty. “These incentives engender greater opportunities for American companies, generating the capital needed to hire new workers and reinvest in new technologies. By educating companies on the value and availability of these incentives, alliantgroup is playing a critical […]
HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, August 30th, alliantgroup will be hosting a special online presentation at 12 pm CT to answer questions submitted by clients and business owners regarding the Research & Development Tax Credit as it pertains to the software and information technology industries.
The presenters will be alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan, a government incentive expert who has helped over 900 businesses acquire over $380 million in tax credits and incentives, and alliantgroup’s Software & Technology Practice Leader Margorie McLenan, who has led the firm’s efforts in successfully recirculating over $251 million back into the U.S. software and technology industries.
Conducted in an engaging and conversational format, this alliantgroup Frequently Asked Questions presentation will focus on how companies within the software and information technology sectors can receive generous tax breaks as a result of many of their daily projects and activities.
“The software and IT industries are among the fastest growing in […]
HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office in Austin, Texas. The new location represents the firm’s latest venture into new markets and is the direct result of the company’s exponential growth over the past few years. The office will help further the firm’s broader mission of education and awareness and serve to inform Austin businesses on the federal and state tax incentives designed for their express benefit. The area’s well-established and growing software and technology sector will serve as the new branch’s primary focus.
“Austin has long been known as one of our nation’s premier tech hubs and is a hot bed for high level technical talent,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “The companies that call Austin home are some of the most innovative and forward-thinking organizations in the country. As a result, they are also fantastic candidates for government-sponsored […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the 2018 STEM Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Fall Applicants
HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that they are accepting applicants for the Fall 2018 STEM Scholarship Program, presented by the firm’s charitable initiative, the alliantgroup Blue Heart Fund. The firm’s scholarship program is offering up to $10,000 for education expenses to students that are pursuing a future career in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field.
The first round of alliantgroup STEM Scholarship winners, who were awarded earlier in 2018, hailed from all corners of the country with plans to major in STEM-related fields such as biomedical science and mechanical engineering at prestigious universities like Louisiana State University and The Ohio State University.
“Our mission, with both the scholarship program and the Blue Heart Fund as a whole, is to be able to help foster the growth of the next generation of STEM professionals,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Our clients and partners that we work with on a […]