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About Tailwind Associates

Company Overview

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:

  • Web Solutions
  • IT Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing
  • Consulting Services


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.

Corporate Team

Betty5 Elizabeth Clough is Tailwind Associates Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Clough has more than thirty years’ experience in County and New York State Government; much of which has been as an IT Professional. In her current role, she participates in all aspects of Tailwind’s decision making process, and consistently lends professional expertise regarding Operations, Sales, Recruiting, and Administration.
Bill Hawkins 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.
Michele Hawkins4 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 as the NYS SHRM Central NY District Director.

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