Companies require specialized resources and technology to stay competitive, compliant and leading edge to solve business challenges and support continued growth. At Syndicus, we create strong relationships and an in-depth understanding of IT staffing and business solutions. We then draw on that collective experience with the goal of helping you fulfill your company’s specific objectives and optimal business strategies.
Syndicus was established in 2007 in Annapolis, Md., as a technical recruiting and staffing company. In 2009, Syndicus expanded its services to include staffing and solutions. Our focus areas for consulting are: Health IT, Life Sciences, and Technology Services, especially cyber security resources.
In 2012, we received a full national accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and state designation as a Management Services Organization (MSO) by the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). These noteworthy accomplishments allow us to continue working with healthcare providers on EHR adoption efforts – and subsequent achievement of Meaningful Use.
Today, we provide experienced consultants within our three focus areas for organizations across the country. We are a company that values strong relationships, personal connections and investments in our clients’ success. Whether you need staffing or solutions, we work with you to ensure success.
Michael McNees has 35 years of experience in the professional services industry, which includes roles in technical communication, middle management, business development and general management for IT, engineering and scientific business entities. He also has the experience of starting five business units/companies.
McNees has served as CEO of Syndicus since founding it in 2007 – and has been instrumental in building Syndicus’ reputation as a Management Services Organization in Maryland.
McNees has a master’s degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree (English/Writing) from the Pennsylvania State University. He also attended Geneva College for post-bachelor training in Engineering, as well as the University of Maryland to pursue a master’s degree in Life Sciences.
A retired U.S. Navy Commander, John Sipes has more than 35 years of human resource experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare (and health IT), life sciences, cyber security, HVAC, publishing and more. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with organizations to help improve their top-line performance by providing them with the right candidates for their needs.
Sipes has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from Excelsior College. He also served for more than 31 years in the U.S. Navy as an Administrative Officer, and he retired as a Commander. During his Navy career, he served on submarines, ships, an aircraft carrier and at multiple shore-based organizations.
As a result of more than 30 years of experience in senior financial and controllership positions, Richard Kennedy has become an intuitive strategic and financial leader. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to guide companies across a broad range of industries – IT staffing and solutions, computer technologies, banking, retail, manufacturing, public transportation, and non-profit organizations – into better financial position. This insight comes from studying trends within a company’s current and past accounting trends to determine what fiscally responsible steps – such as process improvements, more efficient problem solving and resource management – can help companies achieve growth and profit goals.
Kennedy has an MBA from the University of Phoenix, as well as a bachelor of science degree from Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Ariz.
As the manager of business operations for Syndicus, Inc., Courtney McNees is the company touch point for clients, candidates, business associates and partners across our Health IT, Life Sciences and Technology Services industry practice areas. She wears many hats – serving as the executive assistant to the CEO, leading employee relations/onboarding activities, handling employee benefits inquiries, and monitoring and directing Level 1 Helpdesk requests, which includes tracking issue resolution progress and preparing summary reports. She is also the Program Manager for our largest staffing client.
McNees has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The Pennsylvania State University.
Todd Norris has more than 25 years of experience in managing the implementation of medium- to large-scale systems for federal, state and local governments. His primary focus over the last 15 years has been in the area of Health and Human Services, in which he has served as director, project management officer and project manager.
Norris served as the Beacon Project Director for Syndicus from 2010-2011 and has been the senior vice president of Health IT for Syndicus since May 2016.
Norris has a Computer Science and Mathematics degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.