Hi. Nice to meet you. We are Ford Resource Group and we are very happy to make your acquaintance.
FRG is a woman owned small business and is certified by the great Commonwealth of Virginia as a small business enterprise. We are locally owned and operated, and look forward to getting to know you and your needs on a personal level.
Meet Our Team:
Lori Ford, President
Lori Ford began her career in the information technology field with Signet Bank. Ms. Ford was later recruited to serve on the leadership team at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, which consisted of 14 years within Government, Medicaid and Corporate Marketing and Communications. During her tenure with EDS, she held a number of positions within operations, management, project management, marketing and business development. She founded Ford Resource Group, Inc. in April 2005 in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Ford has over 20 years of experience as a leader in the technology field focusing on industries within banking, manufacturing, health care, and the public sector; city, state & local and federal government. Her career and experience in the technical field has provided extensive training to hire and recruit IT professionals serving entities in public utilities, public works, health care, Medicaid, finance, human and social services, transportation and logistics, education, manufacturing, among many other business entities.
In 2001, Ms. Ford became a consultant were she specialized in corporate communications and strategic marketing for companies across the Commonwealth of Virginia. She assisted small businesses in marketing strategies, marketing processes and collateral, identifying core competencies, packaging services and solutions, while aligning the services in the marketplace and business community. She assisted companies in the certification process on the State and Federal levels as a small business enterprise. While aligning her clients with organizations and large IT entities to generate and grow revenue outside of the day to day sales model.
Today, as President of Ford Resource Group, Inc. Ms. Ford manages the woman owned business to provide the recruitment and placement of information technology professionals for clients of all sizes in Government, Health Care and the Private Sector.
Kristin Braithwaite, Chief Operations Officer
Kristin Braithwaite has been serving in a part –time financial role as Chief Operations Officer with Ford Resource Group since 2006. She earned both her Bachelors in Psychology and her Master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, and their two children Landon and Hollyn.
Mary Gleeson, Technical Recruiter
Mary Gleeson currently serves as the Project Coordinator with Ford Resource Group, Inc. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in Business Administration / Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
She previously interned with UBS Financial Services for two summers and during that position she worked with a Financial Advising team, did administrative work and assisted with a few financial projects. During her school program she put together a complete Business Plan with a team, and participated in a school business plan competition. Outside of her work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and the outdoors.
Milton Steppe, Business Development Manager
Milton Steppe as the Business Development Manager, brings 15 years of account management and relationship building experience to the table. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Urban Studies and Planning. Milton also served 8 years in the Army National Guard.
During the weekend he spends time with his wife and kids. When time permits Milton heads out to the mountain biking trails and golfing.