Founded in 1998 in Omaha, Capstone Consulting is a fast-growing IT services and solutions company led by Jim Richards, owner. The company now has 85 employees — double the headcount it had just three years ago.
Government, education, banking, retail, insurance, utilities and agribusiness are among the sectors the company supports. Within the life sciences industry, Capstone serves pharmaceuticals and biotech, medical devices and veterinary sciences segments.
“This industry faces many challenges, including rapid opportunities, rapid market changes and rapid changes in regulations,” said Matt Bernard, Capstone’s manager of IT solutions. “Across all segments in this industry, we see a greater emphasis on data — how to store, structure, extract, apply analytics, visualize and recognize value all in an effort to make better decisions for the business.”
Capstone helps its clients with their short-term, immediate needs as well as with strategic planning. “We ask the right questions in order to understand the business drivers and work with our clients to define desired outcomes and develop the road map to achieve goals,” said Bernard.
Capstone specializes in IT staffing (contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement), custom software development, cloud migration/enterprise content management, and strategic IT. Besides its office at 11218 John Galt Blvd. in Omaha, it also has an office in Timisoara, Romania (Capstone Technologies), and the company opened a branch in Colorado in June.
Bernard suggests that there are many situations life sciences companies may experience that can be helped through the services of a company such as Capstone. Organizations may need significant support if they experience difficulties delivering IT solutions that fulfill business expectations. Others may only need a second opinion on their IT strategies. “We recognize the concerns many businesses have and also understand the challenges specific to life science companies, and we’re able to meet them where they are to find the solutions that work for them,” Bernard said.
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