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Compri Consulting, Inc. along with FullContact Join Colorado Technology Association’s Board

Wednesday, June 06, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Compri Consulting, Inc. along with FullContact Join Colorado Technology Association’s Board of Directors

DENVER – June 6, 2012 – Colorado Technology Association (CTA) announced today that Tom Melaragno, founder and CEO of Compri Consulting, Inc. and Bart Lorang, Co-Founder and CEO of FullContact were named to CTA’s Board of Directors at their May 2012 board meeting.  

"We reached out to Tom and Bart to become a part of CTA’s Board of Directors because of their leadership and industry knowledge that will advance Colorado’s technology community,” said Steve Foster, President and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association.

"Colorado Technology Association is an integral partner of ours at Compri Consulting with a relationship that spans more than a decade,” said Tom Melaragno, President, Compri Consulting.  "I’m looking forward to serving on the Board and contributing to their ongoing efforts related to policy, education and economic development that support the technology industry in Colorado,” Melaragno expanded further.  

About Melaragno:

Tom Melaragno is founder and CEO of Compri Consulting, Inc., an information technology professional services firm providing dependable IT project outsourcing and staffing results to companies in Colorado and across the U.S. since 1992. Melaragno is also Vice President and co-founder of Allegiance Consulting, a technology services and solutions provider, serving primarily government clients in 14 states. Melaragno has over 25 years of technology-based professional services consulting and management experience, and was profiled in Inc. Magazine after leading Compri to the ranks of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. for three consecutive years. Compri has also ranked in the top 25 of the "Top 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Colorado" by the Denver Business Journal for three consecutive years. 

Prior to founding Compri, Melaragno’s expertise was software engineering and systems design. He delivered a software process modeling training program to engineers at Hewlett-Packard, Schlumberger, Microsoft and Intel . Melaragno’s prior employment and consulting engagements include expertise in IT project management, integrated talent management planning, requirements analysis, software design and development, QA testing, implementation and support.

In addition to serving on the CTA Board, Melaragno serves on the Board of Directors for the College of Business at Colorado State University for Information Technology.  Melaragno has served as President, Vice President and Public Relations Chair of the National Association of Computer Consultant Business (NACCB), Colorado Chapter. Melaragno participated in the University of Colorado Leeds "50 for Colorado”, a leadership group focused on understanding and improving Colorado’s diverse economic ecosystem. He has served as an expert witness for the technology services industry in Denver District Court. Melaragno was a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Award, and was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Melaragno attended Colorado State University where he earned a B.S. in Business and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems. 

About Lorang:

Mr. Lorang is a proven entrepreneur, executive and manager in the global technology industry. Mr. Lorang is active in the startup technology community as an angel investor, strategic advisor and occasional speaker at industry events.

Bart serves as Co-Founder & CEO of FullContact. Mr. Lorang is responsible for communicating FullContact's vision and strategy. Mr. Lorang is a visionary technologist with extensive experience conceiving, designing, building, marketing and selling enterprise software solutions on a global scale.

Bart sits on the Advisory Board of Education Funding Partners.

Prior to founding FullContact, Mr. Lorang was an owner in Dimension Technology Solutions where he served as President and oversaw all day to day operations, customer engagements, partner relations, product development, sales and marketing functions. 

Mr. Lorang is recognized for providing solutions that are simple and work reliably. He strongly believes in using technology to solve problems as opposed to using problems to demonstrate technology. 

Mr. Lorang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver.


About Colorado Technology Association:
The Colorado Technology Association represents Colorado’s technology industry.  The technology industry is one of the fastest growing in Colorado, ranked third in the nation in high-tech workers with more than 100,000 highly paid tech professionals.  We also work nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues.  Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado, and provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support this industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit ColoradoTechnology.org.

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