Think Executive Ed Mullin is Named Chapter Director of the Newly Launched Baltimore Regional Tech Council (BRTC)
A kickoff celebration will be held May 3 at Union Craft Brewing featuring speakers that include Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce, Maryland Department of Commerce, and Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott.
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 3, 2022– Think Systems, Inc., a national management consulting firm that helps medium and large mid-market companies with organizational solutions and strategic hiring, announced today that Ed Mullin has been named Chapter Director of the newly launched Baltimore Regional Tech Council (BRTC).
Mullin, a fractional CIO and CTO consultant with Think, will lead an organization focused on driving innovation through advocacy, education, workforce development, cost savings and connecting entrepreneurial minds.
“This is going to be one of the biggest developments of the year for the Baltimore-area tech community,” Mullin said.
The BRTC will operate as a chapter of the Maryland Tech Council, a technology trade association for companies with operations in Maryland.
Several months ago, a group of technology executives and advocates met to discuss forming the group, Mullin said. They included Mullin, Greg Stone, Whiteford Taylor Preston; Katie Bush, KatzAbosch; Greg Cangialosi, Olive Ventures, and Todd Marks, Mindgrub Technologies.
The idea to form the BRTC quickly gained traction culminating in a May 3 kickoff celebration at Union Craft Brewing, 1700 W 41st Street, #420, Baltimore, Md. 21211. More than 200 tickets have been sold for the event.
- Marty Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Tech Council
- Ed Mullin, Chair, Baltimore Regional Tech Council
- Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce, Maryland Department of Commerce
- Brandon M. Scott, 52ndMayor of Baltimore
- Jane Shaab, Senior VP, University of Maryland Baltimore, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, RPC
- Todd Marks, Founder of Mindgrub
Mullin said there are 20,000 open technology jobs in Maryland and the state needs a pipeline of talent to fill those positions.
“The school system, both K-12 and higher-ed and boot camps aren’t putting a dent into the needs of the area tech workforce,” Mullin said. “The problem is huge in Baltimore.
He said the group will work to introduce technology to disadvantaged areas of Baltimore, help startups secure investment, lobby, and navigate the government contracting sector.
Mullin aims to run at least four major events this year through the BRTC with the goal of improving the visibility of the tech community in Baltimore. He said the group has already sold 20 sponsorships for founding chapter members and is generating revenue with more than 200 members who have signed up.
About Think Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Think is a national technology and operations management consulting practice, for medium and large mid-market customers. Think’s offering spans services from technology and operations executive advisory and strategic development, technology and operations transformation, post-merger integration, venture and PE shared services support for portfolio companies, and strategic hiring support services for c-level and upper-level technical and operations management. Think serves a broad client base in industries including financial services, education, manufacturing and distribution, software development, legal and regulatory, business intelligence, and insurance, among others. To learn more visit us at https://thinkconsulting.com.