May 20, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – MDI Group, a leading provider of information technology (IT) staffing services and contingent workforce management, was ranked by revenue as the ninth largest women-owned business in Atlanta according to the annual “Atlanta’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms” list published Friday, May 13, 2011 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Ella Koscik, owner and CEO of MDI Group, has more than two decades of experience in the IT professional services industry. Kosick purchased MDI Group in 1994 six years after it was founded in 1988. Under Koscik’s leadership, MDI Group’s revenue grew from $10 million to more than $70 million in 2007, and the company’s number of active IT consultants increased from 10 to more than 400. Koscik also spearheaded MDI Group’s geographic expansion into major markets across the U.S., including Dallas, Texas, Greenville, S.C. and Phoenix, Ariz.

When asked about her philosophy for being a business leader, Koscik replied, “My business philosophy is completely simple: focus on the people, and it’s almost impossible not to succeed. Whether those people are the team I work with every day, the consultants we retain to bring value to our clients, our individual clients themselves, or the people we serve through our philanthropy in the community, the philosophy holds true.”

Regarding the challenges of being a woman business owner, Koscik stated, “I’ve found that focusing on the quality of the work you’re doing means you’re chosen by clients because you’re the best at what you do. Then, conversations stop being about your gender and start being about your value. Once you’ve established value, most of the gender-related obstacles really just evaporate.

About MDI Group
MDI Group is a premier IT Workforce Solutions provider with more than 20 years expertise in finding ‘best-fit’ IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients nationwide. Offering IT Staffing Solutions and Contingent Workforce Management, MDI Group has recorded profitable growth every year since it was established in 1988. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, MDI Group has also been named one of Atlanta’s 40 best places to work. To learn more about MDI Group, please visit www.mdigroup.com.