Stephen C. Sweeney Returns to 3coast

3coast announced that Stephen Sweeney has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president of strategy.  As CFO, Sweeney is charged with banking relations, competitive and financial risk analysis and treasury management. In addition to his financial responsibilities, as vice president of strategy, he will help guide 3coast in expanding its business, exploring potential acquisitions and partnerships, as well as extending its service offerings.

Sweeney served as 3coast vice president of sales and marketing from 2003 to 2005. His previous business experience included the founding or co-founding of several Houston-area companies, including Clinic Station, the Clareo Group and Spur Digital. At Computer Associates, he was a senior vice president/general manager of professional services. Prior to Computer Associates, Sweeney directed the growth of information management professional services practices for PLATINUM technology.

“We are extremely pleased to have Stephen returning to our company’s leadership team,” said George F. Black, president and CEO of 3coast. “Coupled with his years of experience in the business world and his intimate knowledge of 3coast, Stephen will bring a myriad of knowledge and strategy counsel to our Executive Team.”

Sweeney received his MBA with Academic Excellence from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. There, Sweeney received the prestigious William Michael Shermet award, given for outstanding academic performance and competitive spirit. Additionally, he was awarded a Batten Entrepreneurial Scholarship and a Frank E. Genovese Fellowship. He has been an active member of the Houston Technology Center, the MIT Forum of Texas and the Greater Houston Partnership’s Emerging Business Council.

“I am excited about rejoining 3coast at this exciting time in their growth,” said Sweeney. “We see numerous opportunities for helping our customers with new offerings and expansion into to new markets. I look forward to being a part of the leadership team that will take 3coast to the next level – firmly establishing 3coast as one of Houston’s premier professional services and technology businesses.”

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.