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Rocking W – The Story

This consulting firm was created to provide the highest quality professional services for IT and business process change delivery.  I’d been thinking about branching out on my own for a couple of years and had spent the past year making plans. I was serving as a project manager for a major financial services company in Des Moines and wanted to offer more to clients than my role allowed.  I’d been in the company for about four years, after having spent nearly three decades serving in the U.S. Army as a logistics officer. I’d say those years in the Army, spent with the best soldiers in the world, shaped me into a servant leader, with the spirit of an entrepreneur.

After careful consideration and analysis, I decided to go against the flow, and chose Perry Iowa as the location for my company.  Perry’s proximity to the Des Moines metropolitan area, coupled with its small-town appeal, and need for continued economic development, aligned well with my beliefs and values.  We’re going to partner with talent resources across the region while keeping a focus on providing opportunities for professional services experience to the youth in the community – our current and future workforce.

How’d we come up with the name for the business?  Well, I kind of borrowed the name from my parents.  In 1970, my mom and dad painted “Rocking W” on a rock, that still sits in front of their home near Leesburg, Virginia.  My parents provided a solid foundation for our family and taught us the value of hard work and dedication.  Most importantly, they set an example of how to be servant leaders and how to give more than you take.