TALLAHASSEE, FL – One Eighty Consulting Inc., the leading procurement experts and governmental affairs consultants in the Southeast, today announced the addition of Sam Verghese, former Secretary for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Sam’s diverse background – which includes having served as Chief of Staff for the agency overseeing Florida’s one million business license holders (DBPR), Senior Staff Director for the Florida House of Representatives where he managed the day-to-day affairs of more than 80 Florida Republican Representatives, and the Director of External Affairs for Governor Rick Scott in the Executive Office of the Governor – will allow him to serve 180’s current clients as well as grow the firm in new directions.
“I count it an honor and a privilege to join an incredibly talented, accomplished, and respected team,” said Verghese. “Clients want professionals who have a full understanding of the business decisions they make. I look forward to serving our clients with dynamic strategies, innovative solutions, and premier performance.”
In 2014, Sam was appointed as the youngest agency head in Florida history at his Department (DOEA) where he managed the Department’s activities and served as an advocate for the issues and programs that affect Florida’s 4.9 million seniors. He later went on to earn confirmation from all members of the Florida Senate in numerous committee hearings. During this time, Sam was also an appointee to the Career Source Florida Board of Directors which implemented numerous job creation initiatives to boost Florida’s economy.
He has also had the opportunity to serve as a founding member on multiple business entities throughout his career as well. This merging of public and private entity acumen truly gives One Eighty Consulting a unique advantage in understanding their clients’ needs, in planning an appropriate strategy, and in helping clients achieve their goals.
“The one word that comes up over and over when you ask those he’s worked with about Sam is ‘entrepreneurial,’” said Don Yaeger, president of One Eighty Consulting. “That is the mindset every client is looking for. They want experienced help that can think broadly for solutions. Sam adds an extra dimension to our firm and we couldn’t be prouder to have him on the team.”
A graduate of Liberty University, Sam and his wife Cori have three children.
About One Eighty Consulting
One Eighty Consulting, based in Tallahassee, is the premier procurement and government consulting firm representing more information technology companies than any firm in the Southeast. The firm has nearly 50 years of collective experience working in and with the executive, legislative and cabinet branches of Florida government and provides clients with superior representation before the state legislature, cabinet, and government agencies. Clients of One Eighty Consulting include some of the nation’s top IT companies such as BMC, Dell, Informatica, Salesforce, Iron Mountain, Telaforce, Randstad, Knowledge Services, Tech Ambience, and SunGard. For more information visit: www.180consultinginc.com