Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group addresses IT talent needs focusing on the cutting edge technologies in enterprise ecommerce, mobile, Windows development, and QA. "We specialize in flexible engagement models: temporary and permanent recruitment, blended on-site and offshore teams, and in-house projects. Over the years through our training and recruitment practices we have built a large technology talent pool, and as a result have access to an exclusive IT talent through our global recruitment practices and sister training company, FORTE Knowledge," adds Steve Kreynin, CEO and founder of FORTE Group. It has recruited, trained, and placed over 3000 IT professionals since 2000. Currently, it has 150 consultants and twenty recruiters in three offices. It is working on opening two additional offices in the US in 2014.
Forte's approach to talent is its main differentiator. Technology evolves faster than a university system can adapt to and produce immediate talent for. Forte aptly fills this gap. This training direction has formed into a sister organization devoted to IT training and career development: Forte Knowledge (ForteKnowledge.com).
Forte is keen on building long-lasting relationships with the talent and with the clients. Forte enjoys a high employee retention rate and most customers that hired Forte as a service provider extended contracts and/or utilized other services of the company. Forte has built its book of business mostly on referrals and word of mouth – this clearly speaks to the quality of the work.
Leveraging the Best Talent
FORTE's development centers in the US and Europe are built around the latest technologies, proven methodologies, and transparent delivery models. These delivery models allow FORTE to allocate resources best suited to the specific requirements of a given project. "Our success is a result of our hiring philosophies and employee retention, which far exceed the market levels," mentions Steve.
The core competencies of the company include ecommerce, IT security, custom and mobile application development, and QA. FORTE's strength stems from leveraging the best talent and flexible delivery models for clients. Coupled with a team that prides itself with deep industry knowledge, long-term relationships with key clients, and a successful track record, this has helped the company to find and sustain success in the industry for more than a decade.