Rick Connolly, Co-Founder and CEO

Rick Connolly is the CEO and co-founder of Gravity IT Resources.

Rick’s career spans 22 years in the staffing and recruitment space.  Before founding Gravity IT Resources, Rick enjoyed 19 years with Allegis Group, the world’s largest privately held staffing firm and parent company of Teksystems, Aerotek and Stephen James.  Rick began his career in Ft. Lauderdale in 1994 as an IT recruiter and held virtually every role for Allegis as it grew from a $300M US based firm to an $9B global enterprise.  Rick worked throughout the United States for various Allegis divisions as an IT Recruiter, Account Manager, Director of Branch Operations, Regional Vice President, Divisional Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately, President of Stephen James Associates.

Rick left Allegis Group in January 2012 to become Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for G4S, a $14B global enterprise and world’s largest security company.  In this role Rick was responsible for all US based Sales and Marketing initiatives and goals. In 2014 he helped lead the G4S US team to its single best year in both revenue growth and profitability.

Rick is a results and team oriented executive.  He values dedication, straight talk, having fun and enjoys helping people realize their potential.  He understands that in a service business like recruiting, it’s all about people, process, and doing what you say you will do.  Investing time to understand people’s desires and goals, then bridging the art and science of recruiting is a passion for Rick.

Rick is a graduate of Wake Forest University and St Thomas Aquinas High School.

Stephen C. Dettor, Co-Founder and COO

Stephen C. Dettor is the COO and co-founder of Gravity IT Resources.

Stephen most recently served as President of 10-S Tennis Supply and Chief Operating Officer of Fast-Dry Courts, Inc., the largest tennis court construction and distribution firm in the United States.  Before that Stephen worked as Manager of Channel Business Development, Director of Channel Sales and Director of Financial Solution Sales for Blackbaud, a leading developer of software solutions for the non-profit industry.  Stephen successfully built the Blackbaud channel sales organization from infancy to over 100 reseller partner locations around the United States, contributing to the successful launch of Blackbaud’s IPO.  Prior to his work at Blackbaud, Stephen was a Business Development Associate for Foodtrader.com, a venture funded B2B online exchange in the Food and Agriculture industry.

Stephen is a high-performance, results-driven corporate athlete.  Stephen’s career has spanned a variety of industries including technology, software, construction and distribution.  In each of his roles Stephen has had the opportunity to execute IT projects to deliver business results.  Stephen has led multiple ERP software implementations and web development projects and has a passion for converting IT into a competitive advantage. Stephen has demonstrated success in evaluating, developing and executing business strategies in diverse corporate environments, including privately held small business, VC funded start-up, PE funded mid-market and NYSE listed Fortune 500.

Stephen earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S., Business Administration from Wake Forest University.