November 05, 2019
Featured in the VEDP Virginia Economic Review  

A New Frontier for Tech Talent – New River Valley
Companies find tech talent and innovation in the mountains and valleys of Virginia

Virginia steps up to tackle Americas rural growth challenge. In this issue of the Virginia Economic Review, it explores the various dimension of America’s rural growth challenge, and feature thought leaders and others who are making a difference.

Stephen Moret, President and CEO of VEDP shares his vision that Virginia has embraced a relatively radical goal – to position every region of the Commonwealth for economic growth.

Working together to achieve this objective, Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations at 1901 Group shares how 1901 Group was formed, how an assembly-line philosophy applied to enterprise IT services, and why the New River Valley was the perfect choice for the company – offering magnificent mountains, eclectic small-town vibes, arts and culture, and a business-friendly, academically enriched environment.

Read the full feature here. (1901 Group mentions are on page 60 and 64)


1901 Group CEO and founder Sonu Singh had a vision. He began thinking about what the second Industrial Revolution would like in IT.

“The origin of our company, the essence of our firm, is about automation, is about streamlining, is about continual improvement.”


– Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations at 1901 Group

Relevant Links:

Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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