Tailwind Associates is a financially stable, long-term, multi-million dollar privately held firm that provides IT, engineering, and technology-related solutions and services to Fortune 500 companies as well as large, enterprise-wide public sector clients. Our offices are located in Schenectady NY, New York NY, Charlotte NC, and Austin TX. With more than 70 professionals on staff and hundreds of experienced consultants, we have provided our clients with comprehensive technology based solutions and services for over 17 years. Our core competencies include:
To improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all parties by providing innovative information management solutions and services with a focus on returning value and results through talent, teamwork, and technology.
As professionals, we are driven to do things right the first time, every time. We understand that perfection is a process, and so we strive for personal growth even as we pursue continuous improvement through organizational and operational excellence. Our goal is to satisfy our clients' needs by exceeding expectations while maximizing value, thus becoming their solutions and services provider of choice.
Our values are the commitments we make to our customers, employees, and partners. These commitments form the basis of our relationships. Personal and organizational integrity, honesty and fairness - these are fundamental in all we do.
Our Employees - Our Community
Our clients include industry leaders and government agencies that are at the top of their game - and who demand we be at the top of ours. That's why we continuously invest in our people and our company to improve our services. We employ only the best and brightest in the industry, and together, we deliver top-notch end-to-end e-business solutions in Internet time. Energy, teamwork, a passion for Information Technologies, brilliance in their respective domains - these are the qualities that set our people apart.
We Value People & Diversity
Tailwind Associats understands that everyone has a contribution to make and that good ideas come from many sources, which means we set a high value on people and diversity - those just getting started in their careers or those who come to us with years of experience. Each Tailwind employee brings a fresh and unique perspective to the company, and it is the aggregate of these perspectives that allow us to develop the most creative and innovative e-business solutions. With this in mind, we are commited to hiring the best and brightest, and committed to the personal and professional growth of all our employees.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to any of the preceding.
|Robert Quick is the Founder, CEO of Tailwind Associates. Mr. Quick has more than twenty years in NYS Government service and over 18 years consulting with NYS agencies with Tailwind Associates. He has a daily role in the oversight of all Tailwind operations including the recruiting, delivery and support services for public sector agencies.|
|William Hawkins, President, of Tailwind is responsible for implementing the overall policy, direction and vision for the company. Bill has been in the IT industry since 1989 and specifically in IT sales since 1995. He started with Tailwind in 2002 as Director of Business Development and more recently as VP of Operations. Bill is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Siena College.|
|Andrea Gurga is the Executive Vice President. She has been with Tailwind since 1997. As part of her daily functions, she heads the administration of services to all clients. These functions include contract approval and retention, corporate insurances, financial auditing, invoicing etc.|
|Angelo DeMarco is the Vice President of Sales. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of the sales function; developing and implementing sales strategies; and assisting the team in establishing new accounts and managing existing assigned accounts. Angelo has over 20 years of IT experience in both Sales and Application/Systems integration, including project management experience. His strengths are in the areas of Solution Selling across all lines of business, including State and Local Government Accounts.|
Michele Wilkes-Hawkins is the Vice President of Human Resources. Michele joined Tailwind in 1997 and is responsible for training and development, benefit administration, employee relations, compensation, records management, corporate recruitment, employment practices, safety, performance management and strategic planning. She began her career in the HR field in 1989 and holds a BS degree in Business Management. Michele serves on the CRHRA Board of Directors and is the NYS SHRM Central NY District Director.