M Corp, one of the nation’s fastest-growing IT firms, has announced major changes to its executive team with the hiring of a chief operating officer and establishing defined roles for the three founding partners.
The Sacramento-based company – a provider of Legacy Modernization, Business Analytics, and Readiness solutions for government and private-sector clients – has aggressive growth plans for the next several years, creating the need for a COO and formalized C-level positions for the partners.
Alex Castro will assume the chief executive officer position. Fellow partner Chuck Czajkowski has been named chief technology officer, while partner Hung Lee is the newly created chief development officer.
COO Deanne Wertin, an industry veteran, will handle the daily business operations and will focus on expanding the firm into new markets.
“We’ve enjoyed tremendous success because of our people and our disciplined approach to solving client problems,” says Alex Castro, one of the three founding partners. “Now, we want to raise the bar and challenge the company, and ourselves, even more. Deanne brings the experience and skills needed to help make M Corp a nationally recognized firm.”
Castro will assume the chief executive officer position. Fellow partner Chuck Czajkowski has been named chief technology officer, while partner Hung Lee is the newly created chief development officer.
“M Corp is an excellent company with a great team of employees and consultants who consistently deliver,” says Wertin. “We want to build the company into a major player that successfully handles high-profile modernization projects, just as we’ve done in California again and again. Reaching that goal requires that everyone focus on their key strengths and that we utilize their skills as effectively as possible.”
Wertin – most recently senior vice president of client services with The Walz Group and a former consulting president/ and general manager for MAXIMUS – joins one of the nation’s fastest-growing firms.
In September, M Corp ranked No. 1,159 on the Inc. 5000 list of privately owned companies with a 362% increase in revenue during the past three years. The company has made the closely watched and prestigious list the past two years.
“We’re truly challenging ourselves, our employees, everyone connected to the company,” says Lee. “We’re committed to producing the same top-notch efforts on projects – and focused on expanding the firm into more markets.”
The founding partners started the company in 2003 with an office in Czajkowski’s garage in East Sacramento.
The company later moved to a loft in the Arden area before moving to a 5,000-square-foot office in downtown Sacramento in June. The company’s new office, in the century-old Regis Building, is a block away from the Capitol and near many clients, including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), and Employment Development Department.
We want to be the nation’s go-to company for modernization projects while also enabling our clients’ business success in other ways. “We’re looking at new markets that make the most sense for the company, and creating an environment that attracts the best talent in the industry” says Castro.