September 26, 2007 08:30 ET

MDI Taps Local IT Services Pro Shawn Patterson to Manage Its Dallas Office

NORCROSS, GA and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - MDI, a nationally known, high-growth project services and professional staffing firm, today announced that Dallas IT services veteran Shawn Patterson has joined the company to lead its expanding Dallas branch. In this position, Patterson is responsible for overall branch operations, talent management, client service and sales.

"Shawn's previous experience as a recruiter, sales manager and branch manager make him uniquely qualified to propel growth in Dallas by implementing our proven business model and providing strong leadership for our talented in-house and consultant staff members," said Amy Vasquez, President of MDI's IT Division. "Our Dallas presence has been expanding since 2005, anchored by top-notch clients, and we look forward to even greater success."

For 10 years prior to joining MDI, Patterson served in several leadership roles, most recently as branch manager for a technical services firm. In just one year as branch manager, Patterson turned the unprofitable office into the company's most successful IT operation.

Patterson spent the first half of his career in account management, recruiting and sales positions with companies including Howard Systems International, The Mark Group, COMSYS Information Technology Services and Frito-Lay.

"I chose to join MDI because I was extremely impressed with the staff's professionalism, their strategic thinking and their commitment to quality," Patterson said. "I look forward to leading the company's continued growth in the Dallas market."

Patterson is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

About MDI

MDI is a project services and professional staffing firm with three divisions -- Medical Staffing, IT Services, and Finance and Accounting. Each division meets its clients' needs by providing talented resources supported by best practices. MDI Medical provides allied travel staffing specializing in rehab professionals. MDI's IT Services Division specializes in project governance and technical staffing, and the Finance and Accounting division delivers senior-level professionals providing F&A services.

Founded in 1988, MDI has recorded 18 consecutive years of profitable growth, and expects to achieve $80 million in revenues in 2007. MDI now employs over 700 people nationally out of offices in Atlanta, GA (HQ); Birmingham, AL; Columbus, GA; Dallas, TX; Greenville, SC; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Brad Mencher
    Vice President, MDI