Baltimore SmartCEO magazine has announced that Eric Galasso, president of The Squires Group, of Annapolis, is the winner of the SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award in the President/COO category. The Executive Management Awards (EMA) Program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the Baltimore metropolitan area’s Management All-Stars.

“I am so happy that Eric received this recognition. After an initial management consulting engagement, I invited Eric to join me as my business partner in 2004,” said Nancy Squires, CEO of TSGi. “We created revenue targets to allow Eric to ‘earn in’ as my partner over a 10-year period. Within two years, Eric had exceeded those revenue targets and our partnership was solidified.”

“Eric is a combination of many qualities that create a very successful leader and person. Eric is a trusted, energetic and gifted coach. I attribute much of our success in the past 13 years to how Eric transformed the business from a local Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) niche firm to a regional IT [information technology] consulting firm with expanded service offerings,” said Squires.

“Putting together the right team that shared my vision and principles has been instrumental in fueling the company’s growth. Hiring Apurva Shah as director of marketing and operations, and Jane Myers as director of resource management were the two key hires I made early on after joining TSGi,” said Galasso. “Together, we assembled a strong team to help fuel our future growth; created best practices so that we could consistently deliver satisfaction to our customers; and invested in tools, technology and training to improve our delivery model.”