Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Joint Technology Solutions, Inc. Acquisition of Management and Training Consultants, Inc.

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Santiago Valdizan

The ribbon cutting taking place at the Center for the Arts in Manassas, 5:30 to 7:30 p. m. on June 22 celebrates much more than the acquisition of  Management and Training Consultants, Inc. (MTCI) by Joint Technology Solution, Inc. (JTS). Rather, it is the next chapter in a story that stretches over decades and is steeped in love of country, friendship and family legacy.

The founders of the two companies–Sam Kanouse founded MTCI in 1999, and Santiago Valdizan launched JTS in 2002–first met while serving together in the U.S. Army National Guard. Bonded by their commitment to service and entrepreneurial spirits, the friendship flourished as their companies, and families, grew together over the years.

Both firms reflected that commitment to service, providing critical support to the federal government and military. MTCI helped clients reach maximum potential through federal and military recruiting, retention and personnel management, analysis, assessment and design. Sam’s wife, Dalena, took the reigns following his passing from leukemia in 2009, continuing his vision and building the company’s acclaimed Resiliency Training program

Valdizan’s firm, JTS, specializes in the integration of Information Technology, Human Resources, Financial Management, Program Management, Training, and Human Capital Management to provide Total Quality Management Solutions. His vision for JTS is to empower clients and community members with the necessary information and support to make critical decisions in the best interest of their work environment, community and families.

Dalena Kanouse

Recently, Dalena decided she was wanted to follow her passion for working with military families, accepting a role as the Capital Region Director for the Military Child Education Coalition. However, she needed to ensure that whoever purchased MTCI would protect her late husband’s legacy.

What seemed like a long-term challenge was soon resolved by a chance conversation between the Vice Presidents of MTCI and JTS, quickly leading to an acquisition agreement. With their shared history and ethics, Kanouse felt confident that the culture and values of MTCI would live on; a commitment that the JTS President and CEO Santiago Valdizan is honored to continue. This includes a JTS pledge to  permanently display both the MTCI and JTS flags at its headquarters in honor of Sam Kanouse.

Valdizan and Kanouse will celebrate this new chapter in their professional lives during the JTS ribbon cutting, at 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Complimentary  hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served. To learn more about JTS, visit jtsi.net.


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