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Who we are at NorthStar

Where We Started

 

Our story begins with a 3-month, 1-person opportunity at a Fortune 100 company in 2004. 

At the time, we were a group of former Army officers with a passion for bringing the values, creative problem-solving, flawless execution, and commitment to mission accomplishment, who wanted to change the way businesses thought about strategy realization and execution.

We focused on the basics: exceeding Client expectations, solving problems and delivering tangible results. 

One project became two, which became four. We went from one employee to 10, and then 20. 

Reflecting on the past 18+ years

NorthStar attributes its success to its elite team of professionals and its singular focus on execution as a competitive advantage.  NorthStar’s expertise is the synchronization of many business and technology disciplines.

We put implementation plans into action and realize the benefits of the desired results. 

Our experience has proven that while innovative ideas are great and serve as a starting point for any major transformation and strategic planning, it is important to help establish the vision of what is possible as well as a conceptual path to get there. 

 

NorthStar prides itself on leading from the front, being committed to providing the best results delivery to our clients as well as being the best place to work for our employees. 

As a recognized leader in delivering excellence, NorthStar is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has been honored by both Inc. 5000 and Philly.com Top Workplaces many times over. 

This recognition is a testament to our focus on excellence at all levels, client and community service, and employee morale and welfare.

 

NorthStar is fully equipped to service your professional needs. 

NorthStar has an impressive track record of success helping clients in both the commercial and government sectors. 

From business counsel on your most challenging obstacles, to end-to-end execution of your most vital initiatives, to outsourcing of a business function, or integrating top talent and the latest technology to enhance your team, NorthStar is here for you. 

100%. Every Time. 

 

 

Our mission is to help companies solve their complex business problems, execute their critical business strategies, and achieve their desired results. 

To do so, we place your mission - your goals and objectives - first.

 

Read more about us below.

 

These are our corporate values.

We also believe in social responsibility.

Equality

Fair Treatment

Kindness

Corporate Citizenship

Honoring Veterans

Our Trusted Advisors

Meet our team
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Chris Collins, President

Chris Collins

President

Chris is a hands-on leader who has spent over 25 years forming and leading high-performing teams to mission accomplish on the most critical initiatives in some of the most challenging environments across a myriad of industries and organizational functions. Chris’ focus on end-state success and ability to align and synchronize people, processes and technology results in practical plans, flawless execution and the realization of tangible results.

Samantha Miller, Lead Operations Specialist

Samantha Miller

Lead Operations Specialist

With over 15 years of operational experience under her belt, Samantha works directly with the President to plan, execute, manage, and improve the finance and operational activities to ensure they align with the overall goals of the company. Samantha holds a Master of Business Administration and has certifications in HR and Corporate Law.

John Clem, Senior Data & Analytics Consultant

John Clem

Senior Data & Analytics Consultant

John has gleaned valuable perspective, forged original work, and established direction over his 20 years of software, engineering, research, and analytics delivery and leadership. John frames, oversees, and delivers value to organizations using their data and context by utilizing his deep technical background and multi-disciplinary perspective.

Glenn Johnson, Vice President of Professional Services, Managed Services, and Partner Channel Sales

Glenn Johnson

Vice President of Professional Services, Managed Services, and Partner Channel Sales

Glenn is a managed services practice leader with over 25 years of experience working with enterprise clients across the United states, supporting the Healthcare, Biotech, Insurance, Legal and Hitech industry with both software and technical support services and professional services. Glenn's passion for technology started when he was recruited to be the Northeast regional IBM Solution Partner.

Chuck Logan, Director, Talent Optimization

Chuck Logan

Director, Talent Optimization

Chuck is a recruiting manager with more than 20 years of experience serving clients in IT, engineering, pharma, and creative industries. He received a BS in Computer Science from Bloomsburg University. He developed his passion for recruiting and helping people from his first position out of college. Over the years, he has honed his searching and negotiating skills. He truly enjoys helping people find the right fit for them.

Matt Anderson, Senior Social Media Consultant

Matt Anderson

Senior Social Media Consultant

Matt is a Senior Social Listening Consultant with over 10 years of experience serving Clients across several industries. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is skilled in social engagement, marketing, PR, and tools such as NetBase, Talkwalker, and Brandwatch.

Jessica Lee, Senior Product Management Consultant

Jessica Lee

Senior Product Management Consultant

Yisrael Glassberg, Senior Project Management Consultant

Yisrael Glassberg

Senior Project Management Consultant

With over eight years of experience managing enterprise wide technology modernization initiatives and IT projects in both the public and private sectors, Yisrael provides the strategic vision necessary to solve complex technological and organizational challenges as well as leads the execution and implementation of that vision through sound project management practices.

Meet Our Solution Partners

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ACC Business
Access One
Adobe
AireSpring
Allstream
Aryaka
Arvig
AT&T Business
Atlantic Broadband
Avaya
BCN
BigCommerce
Bluetone Communications
BullsEye Telecom
CallTower
CBTS
CenturyLink
China Mobile
China Telecom Americas
Cloudtrek
Colt
Comcast Business
Consolidated Communications (CCI)
Core BTS
Cox Business
Dialpad
Eagle Dream
Evolve IP
First Communications
Five9
Frontier
Fusion Connect
Fuze
Granite
GTT
Hypercore Networks
intY
LogMeIn
Masergy
MetTel
Mitel
NetWolves
Nextiva
NICE inContact
Nitel
RingCentral
Salesforce
Serenova
Shaw Business
Shopify
Smartsheet
Spectrum
Talkdesk
Thrive Next Gen
Verizon
TPx Communications
Vonage
Windstream
YourSix
Zoom
Cologix
CoreSite
Cyxtera
DataBank
Digital Realty
EQUINIX
QTS
Rackspace
Genesys
NTT Global Data Centers
Cato Networks
KORE Wireless
Shapecast
Modzy

Leading Companies Choose NorthStar

Time Warner Cable
Comcast
Hilton
SEPTA
Geisinger
Mediacom
CEI
Inspira Health
CORE
Qualys
ATT
Sabre
Enterprise Tech Solutions
HMS Tech
Petplan
PMI
Translation
BNL
KNow Research
Good Run Research
Purple Strategies

What our clients say about us

Dr. Jay Burks

Supplier Diversity Director, Comcast

"NorthStar has been a valued partner for Comcast over the years and has been instrumental in helping us to execute our growth strategy and meet our Supplier Diversity initiatives."

System Director, Digital Marketing

Multi-Billion Dollar Regional Health System

"I recommend NorthStar without reservation. NorthStar has provided digital / website project management for our system for over two years, first for a major website migration to Sitecore then for more than 10 follow-on projects. Their team’s professionalism, responsiveness, efficiency and ability to help us hit all of our project dates on time and within budget are keys to our system’s success."

Senior Director, Digital & Marketing Analytics

Worldwide Hospitality Corporation

“NorthStar has provided an outstanding partnership from the time we establish and communicate a need, all the way through ongoing value discussions and how to get the best out of our people. I consider NorthStar an extension of my team, not a vendor.”

Senior Director, Digital Operations

Fortune 50 Telecommunications Company

“NorthStar has a great vetting process as well as a strong working knowledge of my business. This makes it easy for me to feel comfortable that if a candidate is proposed, they are likely the most qualified available for the position and rate.”

Stacy Thomas

President, Good Run Research

"We were embarking on a huge research project to understand consumer perceptions of aging and caregiving, and needed a quick baseline understanding of common social media conversation themes. In just 3 weeks, NorthStar analyzed millions of conversations, even going back 3 years to show us how perceptions changed over time. Their analysis informed the rest of our primary research efforts, which made the project a resounding success!"

Senior Director, Data Science

Worldwide Hospitality Corporation

"I am grateful to have worked with NorthStar to obtain a consultant. We began our partnership with NorthStar by obtaining a Project Manager to manage our first Data Science global project, a cross-functional project with multiple stakeholders, from Company Executive Committee to Software Developers. She helped navigate difficult circumstances and delicate conversations and drove project to successful completion, on time and on budget. Following the project’s success, she directly engaged in subsequent Data Science initiatives, expanding her roles to manage Data Science portfolio and be a key partner in defining Data Science long term strategy."

Manager, Business Services

Fortune 50 Telecommunications Company

“With a high quantity of work, rapid changes, and a matrixed partnered/managed environment, we require highly competent consultants who can quickly and easily adapt to changing project demands with little to no training. NorthStar has consistently provided top quality consultants, especially in the business analyst/agile product management space. Consultants that I’ve worked with have proven to be highly trained in business analyst best practices and can operate with a high degree of autonomy. Currently, most of my team is comprised of NorthStar consultants, all of whom have been a genuine pleasure to work with.”

Director, Advanced Analytics

Worldwide Hospitality Corporation

"In our industry, we depend on complex data-driven products to provide value to the firm and its customers. Many of today’s data-driven projects – like building an enterprise model management platform - require a carefully thought-out and executed project plan. NorthStar’s consultants have regularly provided us with the technical and managerial expertise to navigate these projects. And, it’s not just because they’re good project managers. They know how to navigate large, complex businesses in an effort to better-integrate the overall value of the project (and its people) into the business."

Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Worldwide Hospitality Corporation

“Based on firsthand experience, NorthStar provides superb consultants who are unsurpassed in their professionalism, experience and dependability. They are diligent problem solvers who provide immediate results. Proactive in their demeanor, committed to teamwork and selfless in their actions, NorthStar's assets deliver superior business value at an attractive price point. Furthermore, NorthStar's leadership is responsive, attentive and stands behind their commitments making for a topnotch end-to-end experience. Highly recommended.”

We are an award winning company. See our certifications.

SDVOSB

NorthStar Solutions Group, LLC is certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

VIP

NorthStar is honored to be a graduate of the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) GROW Program.

SDV-DOBE

Certified by US Business Leadership Network as a Service Disabled Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprise.

NaVOBA Certification

NorthStar is honored to be one of the National Veteran-Owned Business
Association’s Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises.

Intelisys UCaaS Professional Certification

NorthStar Solutions Group is proud to announce that we are an Intelisys UCaaS certified organization.

Intelisys CCaaS Professional Certification

NorthStar Solutions Group is proud to announce that we are an Intelisys CCaaS certified organization.

Philadelphia Business Journal 2020

Proudly named among Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 List of the Largest Veteran-owned Businesses.

Philadelphia Business Journal 2019

Proudly named among Philadelphia Business Journal's 2019 List of the Largest Veteran-owned Businesses.

Web Guru of the Day

Thrilled to be recognized as Web Guru of the Day for our site's creativity & innovation by WebGuruAwards.com.

Inc. 5000

NorthStar is pleased to be consecutively ranked on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list from 2011 – 2017.

CRN

CRN listed NorthStar in the 2014 Fast Growth 150, the annual ranking of the fastest growing solution providers in North America.

Philly.com Top Work Places 2017

NorthStar is proud to have been voted one of the top places to work by Philly.com from 2015 – 2017.

Philly.com Top Work Places 2016

NorthStar is proud to have been voted one of the top places to work by Philly.com from 2015 – 2016.

Philly.com Top Work Places 2015

NorthStar is proud to have been voted one of the top places to work by Philly.com in 2015.

Virginia SWAM-Certified

NorthStar Solutions Group, LLC is certified as a Small, Women and Minority-Owned Small Business by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.

NY SDVOB Cert

NorthStar Solutions Group, LLC is recognized as a New York State Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.

OH Veteran Cert 2022

NorthStar Solutions Group, LLC is proud to have been certified by the State of Ohio as a Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise for 2022.

OH Veteran Cert 2021

NorthStar Solutions Group, LLC is proud to have been certified by the State of Ohio as a Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise for 2021.

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