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Apex Systems Through its Founders and CFO Demonstrate Commitment to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Apex Systems, an IT staffing and services company, is proud to announce that Founders Brian Callaghan, Edwin “Win” Sheridan, Jeff Veatch, and Apex CFO Ted Hanson have joined together to make a major contribution to support Virginia Tech. The money will support the newly renamed Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Pamplin College of Business.

This contribution mirrors Apex’s strong commitment to building and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Apex was founded on the concept of providing IT professionals with the connections they need to advance their professional careers and to help them continue to build on their experiences through assignments with great companies. Additionally, programs have been developed to incubate entrepreneurial and innovative instincts in Apex’s own workforce and are an important part of the company’s internal culture. Apex professionals are supported in their efforts to drive forward their own piece of business, and to chart their own career path as they mature as business professionals.

“The entrepreneurial spirit on which the company was founded has remained strong throughout the years, enabling Apex to experience excellent growth and to help many thousands of professionals find jobs,” said Hanson, CFO of Apex. “We feel it is important to provide resources to bring opportunity to others who are driven by the same spirit.”

“We are proud of what we have accomplished throughout the years while remaining true to the same strong culture our founders established,” said Rand Blazer, president of Apex. “We are pleased to support the Center and our similar commitments to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation across the country.”

Callaghan, Sheridan and Veatch met as students at Virginia Tech and founded Apex in Richmond, VA in 1995, a few years after they graduated. Hanson joined Apex as CFO in 1998. Apex joined On Assignment in 2012, making the combined company the second largest IT staffing and services company in the U.S. In 2013, Apex placed more than 20,000 IT professionals with more than 1,200 clients across all major industries with a trailing twelve-month revenue of more than $1 billion.

About Apex Systems

Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to be the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in the U.S. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, Apex utilizes specialized technology and industry practice groups to deliver the most talented and qualified technical professionals to clients within all major industries. Apex has a presence in over 60 markets with more than 6,500 contractors currently placed in companies throughout the country. To learn more, visit

About On Assignment

On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) , is a leading global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the growing technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors, where quality people are the key to success. The Company goes beyond matching r’esum’es with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. Clients recognize On Assignment for its quality candidates, quick response, and successful assignments. Professionals think of On Assignment as a career-building partner with the depth and breadth of experience to help them reach their goals

On Assignment was founded in 1985 and went public in 1992. The Company, which is headquartered in Calabasas, California, operates through a network of branch offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. To learn more, visit

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