SkillStorm Honored by the San Diego Better Business Bureau with 2010 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

National IT services firm wins the prestigious award for the second time in company history.

San Diego, CA, December 12, 2010 --( SkillStorm, a national IT and Engineering services and consulting firm, today announced that the company has won a San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) 2010 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. This award recognizes businesses and organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion. The program is designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices, but also the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to uphold a marketplace that remains fair and honorable. This is the second time SkillStorm has won this highly esteemed award.

The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics honors SkillStorm for demonstrating exceedingly high standards of behavior toward customers, employees, vendors, suppliers and shareholders; adhering to truthful and honorable marketing, advertising, communications and sales practices; and holding a reputation for noteworthy contributions to the industry and communities in which SkillStorm does business.

“We are very excited to be honored with this highly coveted award again. Our dedication to the SkillStorm core values leads us to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times; it allows us to offer only the highest level of services to our customers, maintain strong relationships with our employees and keep a competitive edge within our industry,” said Vince Virga, CEO of SkillStorm.

The process for applying for the Torch Award is extensive. SkillStorm was selected by a panel of independent judges who are leaders in the local business and academic community. SkillStorm will now compete at the international competition to be presented by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the international umbrella organization for local BBBs.

SkillStorm has received many highly regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SkillStorm was named to the 2010 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation by Inc. Magazine. The company was also named among the top three 2010 Best Small Firms to Work for by Consulting Magazine and ranked #6 on Florida Trend magazine’s 2010 Best Companies to Work For in Florida list. SkillStorm has also ranked among the top 2010 executive search and employment services firms for the Dallas Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal and Tampa Bay Business Journal. In 2009, SkillStorm was named South Florida Business Journal’s Business of the Year and Best Place to Work. SkillStorm also received the highly esteemed San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2008 and ranked as the 13th Fastest Growing New Company in America in 2006 on Entrepreneur Magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Hot 100 List.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm is a national IT and Engineering services and consulting firm specializing in providing managed project services, outsource solutions, strategic consulting and staff augmentation to both the public and private sectors. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception in 2002. SkillStorm currently has locations nationwide, including Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Dallas, San Diego and Indianapolis. For more information on SkillStorm, please visit our website at or visit our blog at

About San Diego Better Business Bureau
San Diego is proud to host one of the strongest bureaus in the country. The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) remains the sixth largest in the worldwide BBB network, which includes 128 local bureaus across the United States and Canada. The BBB promotes business ethics through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education and helps consumers with free pre-purchase information and consumer protection advice, including reliability reports on more than 101,000 local companies. Providing the largest free service of its kind to local consumers, the San Diego BBB’s “Instances of Service,” which reflects the total of the services provided to the general public and BBB Accredited Businesses, exceeded 3 million in 2007. The San Diego BBB continues to be a valuable resource for consumers who increasingly want to do business with a company committed to fair and ethical business practices.

Rebecca Amesbury