Talent scales IT Project Delivery offering with key senior appointment
11th February 2020

Talent has strengthened its professional services offering Avec, with the appointment of Project Management expert Dennis Grant as Managing Director.

Previously CEO of Adcorp Holdings Australia and founder of allaboutXpert, Dennis Grant brings more than 20 years’ global experience in the professional services and project delivery sector.

Founded in 2007, Avec is a specialist IT Project Delivery company which provides technology-agnostic implementation solutions across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Avec marries innovation with practicality through a number of people, process, system and practice enablers to ensure more effective and efficient delivery.

Talent Founder and Executive Chairman Richard Earl said Grant’s commencement coincided with a strategic refresh for Avec to reflect the way the market is changing.

“Avec will become an even more integral part of Talent’s global offering, delivering IT projects in a better and more responsive way than the traditional established players. We feel the market is crying out for a more pragmatic and agenda-free approach that can deliver cost effective solutions in a timely manner. This could not be more relevant given the times we’re in. We look forward to getting right behind Dennis to build Avec to a whole new level.”

Talent CEO Mark Nielsen said Avec’s new direction would add significant scale to the group’s service capability.

“Dennis’s role is to realign the focus and scale of Avec with the key underlining objective to provide a refreshing no-nonsense human approach to IT project delivery. His extensive experience in this space makes him the ideal leader for the business.” Nielsen said

Avec will continue to leverage the resources of Talent, Australia and New Zealand’s largest technology and digital recruitment specialist either through its access to 10,000 highly vetted consultants on Talent Engage or through the enormous range of existing customers that the company has. However, Nielsen stressed this is a quite separate business with its own assets and delivery IP.

Avec Managing Director, Dennis Grant said he was excited to have joined a dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking company.

“The culture is infectious and I really believe in the Avec brand and vision,” Grant said.

“Traditional resourcing companies provide capacity and traditional consulting companies provide capability, Avec blends both with a first rate delivery outcome. With the pedigree and backing of a company like Talent and the innovation of Avec, I believe we will be a major force in the market.” Grant said.

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