Our Story

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About Us

Foothills Consulting Group, Inc. (FCG) was founded in September of 2004 by 2 IT Services Industry veterans, Philip Ashworth and Patrick Johannes. Phil is a former operations and management executive with CDI Technical Services and Oxford Global Resources. Patrick is a former sales and marketing executive with Aerotec Inc., Intertec Consulting and Oxford Global Resources. The company was and is still 100% funded by its founders and has been profitable since its inception.

The company was founded with the intent of employing a very tight execution strategy based on 3 guiding principles:

  1. Focus recruitment on current, high demand ,cutting edge, IT skill sets. These skill sets are evaluated formally on a regular basis to reflect the most recent technology and market trends.
  2. Continuous and consistent communication with our database of consultants. This is the key to our speed to market as well as our pre- placement evaluation with regard to the soft skills we require of our consultants. We typically have had numerous communications with our future consultants before our initial deployment to a client. This activity is crucial to the delivery of our value proposition.
  3. We employ only senior level Business Development Managers who know that that their job is to meet with decision making CIO’s, VP’s,Directors and Managers at fortune 1000 Companies in their respective territories. Understanding the nuances of why, how and when our clients want resources delivered is crucial to our success. This allows our recruiting operations to focus their resources efficiently and to maintain a positive and productive relationship with our current and future IT consultants.

In Summary, Foothills Consulting Group was founded to be a different type of IT Services firm fusing the best traits of individual IT Resource Augmentation and IT Project Outsourcing.

Foothills Snapshot


Foothills Consulting Group (FCG) was founded in 2004 by two longtime executives of the IT Services Industry. The current FCG leadership team has collectively over 100 years experience delivering IT solutions to clients.


Accessing and engaging IT consultants across the SDLC spectrum to perform services for our clients who are addressing challeges in Business Process improvement, Enterprise Application Integration, Data engineering and Analystics,Project execution and Cyber Security.

Our goal was to create a hybrid entity capable of taking full project responsibility or seamlessly fitting into our clients operating models. Our methodology incorporates the engagement of a carefully vetted and continuously expanding group of IT professional consultants on an ongoing basis.


A keen sensitivity to the constraints of traditional staff augmentation firms offerings and operating procedures, as well as their extensive “Client-Side” project experience underpin every aspect of what they have created.

From their Engagement Tracking Database, to their focus on rapid response, to their willingness to take responsibility for projects, and to manage their team as core staff, FCG has truly created a next generation IT services firm. Both clients and consultants benefit from this hybrid model.


Deliver premium quality information technology consulting services while providing a superior employment experience for goal oriented,, customer-focused information technology professionals.


To establish, and maintain a reputation for commitment to the success of our clients, the personal and professional growth of our consultants and overall integrity and excellence in the information technology field.

To dedicate ourselves to increasingly higher levels of performance, and pledge our personal commitmentto the attainment of our common goals.


Recognize the personal worth, contribution and dignity of each individual.

Operate with honesty, integrity and transparency.

Maintain the highest standards of service to our clients,consultants and employees.

Focal Sectors

Foothills has deep domain expertise across a number of vertical market sectors including: Media/ Entertainment, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Ecommerce, , Manufacturing, etc.


Foothills Consulting Group is privately held and privately funded. Fast-growing and profitable since its founding in 2004, Foothills is owned and operated by its management team.

I met, one of FCG’s principles, through a CIO networking group I belong to. I was looking for an alternative to outsourcing entire projects that were not fully defined. A hybrid solution. 11 years and two companies later I still call FCG when I need a flexible solution to bridge a technology or labor gap in my organization.

VP, Enterprise Applications, The Irvine Company

I have been an IT consultant for 11 years. I just finished a 16 month project with Foothills Consulting Group. They are hands down the best IT staffing firm I have ever worked for. My FCG Talent rep called me every several weeks to see how I was doing and any calls I made to The HR group were answered directly or returned a short time later. I highly recommend them to other consultants looking for gigs.
Jason Smith,

IT Consultant