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San Diego, CA, United States, 2009/08/27 - SkillStorm has hired Paul Cozza as Vice President of Strategic Accounts. With more than 14 years in the IT staffing augmentation industry, he is responsible for targeting strategic accounts for SkillStorm.
Cozza will also be working closely with SkillStorm Associate Vice Presidents and Account Managers overseeing client relationships. Cozza is based out of corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.
“We are excited to have Paul on our team,” said SkillStorm CEO Vince Virga. “His ability to acquire new business, as well as his enthusiasm and strong work ethic, make him the perfect candidate to join our team. He will be a tremendous asset to SkillStorm as our company is expanding so rapidly.”
Most recently, Cozza served as the Regional Vice President for a national IT staffing and recruiting firm. In this role, he built and maintained key client relationships, provided leadership and coaching to branch managers, sales representatives and technical recruiters for regional offices in the western United States and oversaw regional sales revenues, which increased from zero to $30 million annually. Cozza had previously served as Director of National Sales, a role in which he was the organization’s most senior sales manager, responsible for a corporate sales department of more than 60 sales representatives and over 100 technical recruiters in 17 nationwide offices. During his tenure in this role, the organization grew from just over $10 million to $150 million in annual revenue. He also previously served as a Regional Accounts Manager, a role in which he was responsible for managing major accounts and the development of key business partnerships.
Cozza attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. Cozza’s professional certifications include Miller Heiman Strategic Selling and Dale Carnegie Sales Training.
Cozza is actively involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, mentoring an 11 year old boy for the past two years. Until recently, he also volunteered at the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Arizona and New Day Center in Phoenix, Arizona, aiding children and their families in times of need.
SkillStorm has received many highly regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SkillStorm was named 2009 Business of the Year and one of the 2009 Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal, making this the second year in a row the company has received this honor. SkillStorm also won Orlando Business Journal’s 2008 Outstanding Small Business Award, received the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) 2008 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, ranked #2 on Charlotte Business Journal’s Largest Contingency Executive Search Firms List for 2008 and ranked #2 on San Diego Daily Transcript’s Staffing Firms List for 2008. Other accolades include being named one of the 2007 Best Places to Work in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal, being awarded the 2006 Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in Florida’s Mega Market, winning South Florida Business Journal's 2006 Technology Award in the Professional Services Category and ranking as the 13th Fastest Growing New Company in America in 2006 on Entrepreneur Magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Hot 100 List.
SkillStorm (SkillStorm.com) provides diversified technical services to various organizations nationwide. The company specializes in Information Technology, Engineering and Project Management consulting, outsourcing and staff augmentation solutions. SkillStorm has an impressive client list, which includes many elite Fortune 500 companies.
SkillStorm has 14 offices throughout the United States, with corporate headquarters located in San Diego, California.