CALIBRE Partners with Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra) in Mentor-Protégé Agreement
Alexandria, Virginia, March 9, 2017 – CALIBRE Systems, Inc. (CALIBRE), is pleased to announce that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the Mentor-Protégé Agreement between CALIBRE and Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra).
“We know our Small Business Administration approved Mentor-Protégé relationship will provide our clients with powerful small business options – that’s why we signed on with Vistra,” said Jeffrey (Jeff) Giangiuli, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of CALIBRE. “Vistra brings great qualifications, an amazing team, and solid past performance to the table. I look forward to this journey of helping them grow and adding value to our clients. In turn, I know we can help them win larger contracts and provide greater insight into growing a sustainable company. People need to keep their eye on Vistra – they have an amazing business model and will go far in the service industry.”
Vistra is an SBA certified 8(a), Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business with experience in the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The company was recently named the 2016 SBA South Florida Region Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Small Business of the Year in the 21-50 employee category, and was ranked number one in the Top Public Relations (PR) Firms in the Tampa Bay area according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 2016. The company’s founder, Brian Butler, was also named the 2016 Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year, as awarded by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.
"We know that Vistra’s Mentor-Protégé relationship with CALIBRE will help our team improve upon what we value most – putting our clients first and providing quality service. As we learn from CALIBRE’s proven client-focused and process-oriented model, we are excited about the potential that lies ahead," said Brian Butler, President and CEO of Vistra.
CALIBRE will mentor Vistra in its business development endeavors by giving them insight on winning and executing larger contracts and how to grow a sustainable company. Together, CALIBRE and Vistra will work to pursue joint opportunities in the field of communications, training, strategic planning, and program & operations management.
Alexandria, Virginia-based CALIBRE Systems, Inc. is an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company supporting government and industry. CALIBRE is committed to the success of their clients and delivering enduring solutions that solve management, technology, and program challenges.
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