DENVER, Colo. (August 2, 2016) – SLI Global Solutions, LLC (“SLI”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Center for the Support of Families, Inc. (“CSF”). CSF is a recognized leader in human services consulting, training, and technical assistance supporting clients at the local, state and federal levels on strategies and use of technology to enhance social services nationally.
As part of the acquisition, CSF will bring a strong base of 33 highly experienced staff with vast experience in human services programs, including program and fiscal policy, business processes, and training. CSF’s team includes organizational, fiscal, and management analysts; policy and legal experts; training specialists; researchers and evaluation specialists; and conveners/facilitators. Many CSF staff hold leadership roles in important social services professional organizations.
SLI Chief Executive Officer Mark Phillips said “CSF and SLI both possess a culture and track record of absolute commitment to service delivery that has been proven on dozens of high-profile government Health and Humans Services modernization programs for years. The addition of CSF services along with SLI’s existing government solutions enables us to offer State HHS agencies value that is unique in the industry with proven IV&V, QA and testing solutions paired with a deep understanding of the policy needs that drives these complex programs.”
Vernon Drew, who has served as President of CSF since 1991 and who will continue as President of the Center for the Support of Families Division at SLI, said, “CSF is proud of its many accomplishments in improving the ability of local, state and federal agencies to serve America’s families and children. Joining SLI expands our capacity. All my colleagues at CSF are pleased to become a part of this unique, professional company with such a strong reputation for services to its customers. We see much synergy in our combined skills to serve human service agencies.”
Linda Darter, who will continue to support SLI and CSF as a strategic consultant, said “CSF was founded 25 years ago to provide elite level service to our clients with an utmost focus on integrity and professionalism. After spending time with SLI, I am wholly convinced that our new partners will continue our legacy of providing best-in-class service to our clients.”
Steven Esposito, President of the Government Solutions Division at SLI, said, “We are very excited to have the talents, skills, and qualifications of CSF as part of our overall service offerings to government clients. There is no firm in our market with a better reputation for service delivery and quality than CSF. The addition of CSF positions SLI as a full service consultancy to HHS agencies.”
Since 1991 CSF has formed partnerships with more than 44 state and local human service agencies to deliver effective and efficient services in areas of child support, child welfare, welfare-to-work transition, childcare, and other programs relating to children and families. CSF’s work for children, youth, and families places particular emphasis on child support, paternity and custody, child maltreatment, foster care and child welfare, children in poverty, adolescent pregnancy and parenting, and juvenile justice. Within these fields, CSF delivers a variety of services, including strategic planning, policy analysis, business process analysis and reform, implementation assistance, and training and coaching for policy and program delivery staff at the federal, state, and local level.
About SLI Global Solutions
Since 1996, SLI Global Solutions has been helping customers manage their technology risks and investments. As a company that has earned an ISO 9001.2008 certification for Quality Management Systems and ISO 17025 accreditation for all laboratory work, we provide software testing, quality assurance (QA), and independent verification and validation (IV&V) for commercial and government agency clients that are based upon its proprietary quality management methodology.
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Steven Esposito, President of the Government Solutions Division, SLI
Vernon Drew, President of the Center for the Support of Families Division