Prior to founding the start-up IT and cybersecurity staffing firm, AVR Alliance, Rick Codd spent 25 years growing and shaping the IT Staffing and Solutions industry. It all began in 1993 with Tek Systems and then onto Comsys and New Boston Systems. With the keen eye Rick developed for the right technical talent and his creative business development methods, he saw a transformation coming and he acted on it. Rick became the expert in building consulting services divisions within organizations which rendered outcomes of increased revenue and profitability for the Client.
In 2000 Rick joined DISYS, a global talent productivity partner, with nothing more than his experience, a pot of coffee and a single Monster.com password. He wasted no time in building his sales and support team, applied his talents and grew DISYS to a $350M global IT staffing firm before exiting. After his exit, Rick joined Catapult Solutions Group to successfully accelerate their growth and transition in IT staffing from no technical staffing at all.
Rick pulls his team-oriented nature and ability to keep teams cohesive from his passion and cadence in high-school and college football. He is proud today to have been inducted into the prestigious Severn High School, Athletic Hall of Fame, 2017 and took the UNC men’s National Lacrosse Championship in 1991. Rick still loves to play ball and picks up a Rugby game every chance he gets.