Several Denver-area executives announced Tuesday they had formed a new technology consulting firm, despite the fact that such firms have struggled during the economic downturn. Denver-based Statera will specialize in Web application development, enterprise integration, mobile solutions and placement services. It will initially concentrate on clients in the Rocky Mountain region.
Boutique consultancies have fared poorly in the past year as bigger tech companies, including Novell and Microsoft, launch professional-services divisions and snag clients from smaller firms. Meanwhile, consulting giants such as Accenture are slashing jobs as demand withers. Statera President Brad Weydert, previously the co-founder of Raymond James Consulting, said the shifting economy may help Statera. "We feel like we're entering the market at an ideal time...In some ways the market's turmoil has created an opportunity for us."