Ella & Charmain Perfect PitchPicture the most critical business project you’ve ever worked on. The hours of labor, the hundreds of documents, the countless cups of coffee that all came together to develop this masterpiece. And then imagine being handed a mere post-it note to communicate the magnitude of all that work.

That’s exactly what several women-owned business leaders had to do when presented with the Greater Women’s Business Council’s Perfect Pitch opportunity.  Competing to be selected as a finalist was tough enough.  Then, if selected, the owners were faced with the daunting task of taking their biggest, brightest concept and condensing it down to 10 minutes and 5 slides.

Roz Lewis, President of GWBC, spearheaded the event, and, for many business owners, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The women took their most prized product or service and presented it before a panel of potential early adopters of the solution, interested in developing diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit in their local Atlanta Market.  Companies such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Westrock eagerly listened as finalists made their ‘Perfect Pitch.’

Ella Koscik, CEO, Chairperson, and Owner of MDI Group, and Charmain Davis, Client Manager, proudly took on the challenge and presented ID2, one of MDI Group’s newest Workforce Solutions.  ID2 is a long-term solution to the IT skills gap faced by many CIO’s today.  In fact, there are over 500,000 computing jobs nationwide, but less than 43,000 Computer Science graduates within the last year.  Thus, the US labor pool falls grimly short of filling the critical IT roles in any given organization, especially for niche skills such as JAVA and .NET.

Though for many years, companies considered offshore technical talent as an alternative, issues such as uncertainties in immigration reform, communication barriers, and time-zone are compounding the problematic skills gap.  Research shows that although 80 percent of CIOs and decision makers are concerned about this critical shortage, most are too busy to stop and truly assess how it affects their long-term IT business objectives.  ID2 is the long-term solution that CIOs are looking for.

Presenting ID2 to the panel of distinguished judges was an exhilarating and unique opportunity, and MDI Group is excited to partner with companies looking to quickly fill high-volume, niche IT skills. With offices and resources nationwide, MDI Group is uniquely positioned to face this challenge head on and deliver long-term, cost friendly solutions to their growing client base.

To learn more about GWBC and Roz Lewis’ work go to:  www.gwbc.biz

To learn more about MDI Group’s ID2 Workforce solution, click here.

Charmain Davis


Charmain Davis is a Client Manager for MDI Group. If you are interested in learning more about working with MDI Group, contact us at connect@mdigroup.com, or call us 888-416-7949. We have offices and specialize in recruiting IT talent in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greenville, and Phoenix.