Mission and Vision Statements
Contingency Consulting Group was founded on the belief that size should not determine success. Through our sound and principled consultative approaches, we aspire to help businesses of all sizes accelerate the organizational growth curve and reach their enterprise dreams.
Contingency relates to an organizational theory which states there is not one best way to organize a corporation, lead a company, or make decisions. The optimal course of action is contingent (dependent) upon internal and external factors. Contingency Consulting Group is an information technology (IT) and management consulting firm that was founded to make a difference in people's lives and accelerate the organizational growth curve for businesses. We drive organizational effectiveness. We work with our clients to understand, enable, and build the capabilities that allow their organizations to achieve market advantages and ensure sustainable positions within their respective markets. In essence, the principals of Contingency Consulting Group effectively apply the appropriate solutions specific to the situations.
The Contingency Advantage
All staff members within the management consulting practice (Contingency Leadership Group) have earned terminal degrees (Ph.D.s, D.B.A.s, etc.) and are Adjunct Professors at accredited institutions of higher learning. Therefore, all of our management consultants are on the leading edge of business research, education, and application. All of our consultants have more than 20 years of business experience in leadership roles in highly complex organizations.
All IT staff members within our IT practice (Contingency IT Group) have earned industry certifications (CCIE, CISSP, etc.) and have multiple years of industry experience working in very complex enterprise networks for Fortune 500 companies. We are certain all of our IT Consultants are on the leading edge of technology and will deliver superior quantifiable results, thus positively impacting the success of your company.
We assign a Project Management Professional to each engagement. This practice allows us to guarantee a consistently high level of service and ensure appropriate methodologies are in place according to industry best standards. We are committed to excellence in each and every endeavor. Therefore, you have The Contingency Group advantage.
What's your contingency plan?
Thoughts precede actions.
If you can think it, we can create it.
If you dream it, we make dreams come true.
If you don't have a contingency plan, no worries... We can create and deliver one for you.
A contingency theory is an organizational theory which states there is not one best way to organize a corporation, lead a company, or make decisions. The optimal course of action is contingent (dependent) upon the internal and external factors. Leaders of the Contingency Group effectively apply their own style of leadership to the right situation. Contingency Leadership Group is an information technology and management consulting firm that helps clients within two broad functional practice areas (IT Consulting & Management Consulting). We work with our clients to understand, enable, and build the capabilities that allow organizations to achieve market advantages and ensure sustainable positions within the market.
Dr. Joseph Linton, DBA
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Joseph Linton is the Founder, CEO, and a Principal of the Contingency Consulting Group and has overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction of the company. He is also an Adjunct Professor, where he currently lectures masters-level leadership classes (Organizational Effectiveness and Power & Influence). He has previously lectured masters-level courses such as Talent Management, Organizational Change, Leadership Ethics, and Collaboration & Team Building. He also currently lectures Information Systems Management (ISM) to undergraduate students. Lastly, he sits on the Board of Directors of a Minneapolis-based company.
Prior to assuming his current position in 2017, Dr. Linton served in multiple technical, consultative and leadership positions with several Fortune 500 companies and the United States Army. Dr. Linton holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electronics Management, a Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, a Graduate Certificate in Information Leadership and Management, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with a concentration in Information Systems Management. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Networking Technology. The title of Dr. Linton’s dissertation is Strategies to Support Survivors of Corporate Downsizing.
Donald Williams, CCIE
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Donald Williams, CCIE is a Principal and Chief Technology Officer provides leadership through his knowledge of technology and technological trends. He is responsible for researching new technologies, implementing technology strategies, and ensuring the company’s technological resources align with our business goals. He has had the privilege to lead teams and influence organizational leadership for large corporations with network design, implementation, and project management efforts.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Williams honed his expertise while serving in multiple sales engineering, network consulting, network architecture, and technical support positions with several Fortune 500 networking and communications companies. He has expertise in leading engineering staffs in the area of professional services, network consulting in pre and post sales support services technical organizations. His many years of industry experience has allowed him to develop numerous business relationships with IT vendors and targeted enterprise clients.
Barry Wright, MBA
Chief Projects Officer
Mr. Barry Wright is a Principal and Chief Projects Officer and is responsible for the Project Management Office. He is an accomplished network architect and trusted adviser to Fortune 500 C- level leadership regarding legal standards of data management and best of breed solutions. He is also an advisory board member involved in risk management.
Mr. Wright has extensive experience in all phases of network pre-sales, architecture design, development and deployment. He has expert-level experience analyzing, designing and implementing global enterprise networks with cloud based multi-tenant, and multi-tier network architecture. He has experience effectively managing global project teams in the design and implementation of fully integrated networks. He has a strong understanding of network routers, switches and appliances. He has expertise in evaluating and improving existing systems with new features and performance improvements with a consistent record of on time, on budget project delivery, resulting in cutting costs, increased product value and revenue streams significantly impacting bottom-line results.