CEO Markeith Weldon among Detroit’s Inaugural graduating class, elected as Valedictorian and featured in national media alongside prestigious business and political leaders
Detroit, MI – VisionIT, a global leader in mobility solutions, IT managed services and talent management, is proud to announce a notable milestone achieved by the minority-owned business it has mentored since 2011 – Weldon Enterprise Global IT. The company’s CEO Markeith Weldon was among more than 60 Detroit and Southeast Michigan small business owners to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, aimed at helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs.
Weldon Enterprise Global IT is a provider of IT managed services, technical and non-technical staffing, supporting Fortune 500 corporations, public and federal agencies. Weldon was part of Detroit’s inaugural graduating class of the Goldman Sachs initiative, launched in November 2013 with a commitment of $20 million for small business loans, business education and grants for supporting community partners.
Weldon was elected as the Valedictorian and speaker of his graduating class, and as such sat beside Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council Co-Chairs Warren Buffett, Michael R. Bloomberg and Dr. Michael Porter, who all attended the ceremony. VisionIT President Christine Rice also attended the event.
Also featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, Weldon was asked what the program has meant for his business, saying “We’ve already seen tremendous impact from the 10,000 Small Business program. We now have a growth plan in place that has allowed us to expand our IT managed services offering, and anticipate doubling our revenues and staff next year.”
Founder and CEO of VisionIT, David Segura, commented, “VisionIT also began as an up-start, minority-owned business and so we understand deeply the importance of having partnerships and sponsorships to help grow a business. Having tremendous confidence and respect for the Weldon Enterprise Global IT model and leadership team, we are honored to have played a role in their tremendous success through our sponsorship relationship. Their participation in this impactful program is one of many exciting and prosperous milestones they will achieve in their bright future.”
Across the United States, initial results of the 10,000 Small Business program have shown that just six months after graduation, 64 percent of participants reported an increase in their revenues and 45 percent reported creating net new jobs.
About Weldon Enterprise Global IT
Weldon Enterprise Global IT is a provider of IT Managed Services, Technical Staffing and Non-Technical Staffing. We specialize in distinguished and insightful approaches to providing support to Fortune 500 corporations, Public Sector and Federal Agencies. Our accomplished representatives, state-of-the-art systems structure and pledge of excellence allow us to provide our clients with solutions that reduce their costs while optimizing their operational efficiencies. We also provide administrative and financial service and support. To learn more about us, please visit www.weglobalit.com.
VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For nearly 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500, mid-size corporations and large government agencies. With more than 20 U.S. offices across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, and global delivery throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com.