The Apex Center for Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech Wins the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award

Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Entrepreneurship wins award
RICHMOND, VA – October 29, 2018 – Apex Systems, a leading IT staffing and services company, is proud to share Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Entrepreneurs has won the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The Apex Center, housed in the Pamplin College of Business, was selected from a group of entrepreneurship programs founded in the last five years.

“Apex was founded by three entrepreneurs who recognized gaps in the IT services industry and knew they could make a difference for all stakeholders – from the technical workforce to clients and the internal employees who support the business,” said Rand Blazer, president of Apex Systems. “Programs like the Apex Center for Entrepreneurship are important to our business as it helps to develop the next generation of leaders for both our industry and the technologies we support.”

“The students enrolled in the Apex Center share the same focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and success that Apex’s founders had over 25 years ago,” said Ted Hanson, president of ASGN Incorporated. “Supporting the Apex Center enables us to foster strong leaders who will drive innovation and develop the technologies, tools, and processes for a strong global economy.”

The Apex Center for Entrepreneurship was developed as a result of Apex Systems founders Brian Callaghan, Edwin ‘Win’ Sheridan, Jeff Veatch, and ASGN Incorporated President Ted Hanson joining together to make a major contribution to support Virginia Tech. 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 ASGN Incorporated (formerly On Assignment) in 2012, making the combined company the second largest IT staffing and services company in the U.S. In 2017, Apex placed more than 32,480 IT professionals with more than 1,200 clients across all major industries with a trailing twelve-month revenue of more than $2 billion.

About Apex Systems Apex Systems combines with parent company ASGN Incorporated 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 65 markets across North America with contractors currently placed in companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2017, Apex had over 32,480 contract employees on assignment. To learn more visit (NYSE: ASGN)

About ASGN Incorporated:
ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN) is one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services in the technology, creative/digital, engineering, life sciences and government sectors. Our mission as an organization is to be the premier provider of highly skilled human capital targeting critical STEM skill sets that will drive the economy in the years ahead. Through an integrated suite of professional staffing and IT solutions, ASGN improves productivity and utilization among leading corporate enterprises and government organizations. For more information, visit us at

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