VisionIT CEO David Segura to discuss entrepreneurship

Author: Shannon Roddel


David Segura, chief executive officer of VisionIT Inc., will deliver a lecture titledEntrepreneurship: The Art of Networkingat4:30 p.m.March 29 (Thursday) in 140 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.The event is free and open to the public.

Founded bySegurain 1997, VisionIT is one of the largest diversity-owned information technology staffing, outsourcingand vendor management firms in the nation.In 2004 and 2005 the company was named among Inc. Magazines list of the fastest growing, privately held companies inNorth America.Hispanic Business Magazine, for four consecutive years, has rated __ VisionIT as one of the largest and fastest growing Hispanic businesses in theU.S.

Segura, the son of Mexican immigrants, has received numerous awards and honors for his accomplishments in building VisionIT, including the 2006 Brillante Award for Entrepreneur Excellence by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.He was a finalist for Hispanic Business Magazines 2005Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Yearand was recognized in the same year by the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation forbridging the digital divide.He also has been honored by Hispanic Trends, Corp!, Detroiter and Crains Detroit Business magazines.

Segura developed the concept for VisionIT while teaching technology classes toDetroityouths as a volunteer with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The experience also inspired him to create a VisionIT summer internship program in partnership withWayneStateUniversity, as well as a program called Second Step, which allows college students to intern with VisionIT clients.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies andGigotCenterfor Entrepreneurial Studies.

* Contact: * _Carmen Macharaschwili, Institute for Latino Studies, 574-631-3747,

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