A Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (Certified DVBE)
Established in 1979


Who We Are:

Who We Are:

"When our launch date was moved up we realized that we needed more horsepower to develop and deliver software tools critical for science commissioning of the Kepler Mission shortly after launch. Normally, identifying and hiring a qualified software developer takes several months. Also the spin-up time required for a developer to become fully productive in Kepler's unique, custom-built Science Pipeline normally takes several months. We had no time to waste, and Hicks Consulting helped us identify and hire qualified software developers in record time. Hick's Cherie DeWees worked with us to understand the skill set and teamwork attitude we were looking for. We delivered all the launch-critical software on time to support launch and commissioning in no small part thanks to the two personnel that Hick's brought on board our team."

- SETI Institute Principal Investigator
November 06, 2012

The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran - Beyond the Cliches

March 5, 2012
Leadership ability and the strong sense of mission that comes from military service are characteristics that are highly valued in a competitive business environment. Read more

Observations on SEAL Team leadership: The team

January 31, 2012
The Navy SEALs are run by great leaders. And the SEALs are. ... (Read full article at BizJounral.com)

Operation Hand Salute

July 6, 2010
AT&T Global Supplier Diversity proudly launches Operation Hand Salute, a California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) initiative. ... (Read full article at ATT.com)

Barnidge: Lending a hand to a Navy SEAL

July 6, 2010
WHEN PUBLIC utilities make headlines, the news rarely is good. It generally means that service has been interrupted, a leak has been ... (Read full article at contracostatimes.com)

Just Another Downturn...IT Consulting Will Recover

May 27, 2010
I have been involved in providing supplemental IT consultants to many hundreds of clients since 1970. In that 40 years there have been 5 economic slowdown events including the current one. Read more

2008-9 is not 2001-3

September 21, 2009
The stock and economic crash of 2001-3 was a crushing event for the IT industry, throughout the nation and the world. No more so than in Northern California. Read more