NPA Celebrates 50 Years of Value

3coast congratulates NPA Worldwide, a global cooperative of independent executive recruiting consultants, in celebrating its Golden Anniversary. As a member owner of NPA since 1982, 3coast is proud to have been a part of this golden history.

3coast’s connection to NPA puts the strengths of many to work to deliver more value. Membership in NPA gives 3coast a global presence, which extends its reach and elevates its ability to exceed client and candidate expectations.

“The fact that NPA has been around for 50 years says something about its value to us and the clients and candidates we serve,” said George Black, president and CEO of 3coast. “Web-enabled technologies and the assistance of a dedicated headquarters staff allows us to respond quickly to requests for candidates in virtually every industry, discipline and occupation.”

3coast joins fellow members in wishing NPA another 50 years of service.

Founded in 1956, NPA has more than 370 member offices with more than 1,700 individual consultants in 18 countries on 6 continents. In 2005, NPA members shared nearly US$9 million in split-fee revenue and over 5,700 job orders.

A staff headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, supports NPA members under the direction of an Executive Vice President, who reports to the Board. Each Board member also belongs to the cooperative and is elected by a vote of the members.

About 3coast

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast is a Houston-based business technology services firm that solves business problems and helps companies grow, through technology. 3coast offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) services, business technology advisory services and managed IT support. As a strategic partner, 3coast examines each client’s business vision and then innovates technology solutions to support that vision.

3coast also offers IT staffing services with focus on software engineers, network engineers, developers and consultants specialized in PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Java and .NET. 3coast connects with highly skilled candidates from across the globe and offers contract staffing, contract-to-hire, permanent placement and payroll services. For three years, 3coast has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and FastTech 50 as one of Houston’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2007, 3coast was acknowledged by Inc. magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies.