1990: Elaine Stewart launches Information Systems Staffing, Inc. as a women-owned organization providing local clients with Information Technology candidates as direct hires.
1996: ISSI expands it’s business by adding contract staffing to its service offerings.
Y2K projects overwhelm corporate America in time and expense changing the career paths for many IT workers from direct employees to contract workers. During this decade there were more jobs than people allowing IT contractors to increase their hourly rates significantly. This was the best of times.
1997: Former software engineer, Allison Smith, joins ISSI as a technical recruiter working on IT direct and contract positions for local companies. Services offered by ISSI include contracting services, temp to perm as well as continuing to offer direct hires.
2001: Allison Smith becomes equity partner managing the ISSI recruiting team. Elaine Stewart begins retirement and relocates to Titusville, Florida.
9/11 shocks and changes the Nation. This was the worst of times for everyone.
2001: As the local IT professional market grows smaller, ISSI diversifies it’s business by adding Engineering as another recruiting specialty. This discipline includes candidates with Mechanical and Electrical engineering backgrounds.
2005: Allison Smith becomes sole owner, President & CEO of ISSI
2006: ISSI creates a division called TKO’s to work with the sub and prime contractor companies to the FAA in the Washington, DC area.
2010: ISSI celebrates its 20th anniversary
2011: ISSI Technical Professionals move corporate office location doubling in size
2012: Formal Marketing Department was added with emphasis on social media and advertising.
2013: ISSI Technology Professionals expands adding Director of Business Development to focus on existing and new clients.
2015: ISSI celebrates its 25th anniversary