Prospective clients often ask us what our secret sauce is. We are delighted to tell them, “technically speaking, IT’s all about the people…period.” Sounds a bit over simplified until you consider the incredible complexity of every person who’s ever lived. We love “the ultimate people business”, not because it’s easy, but because few things are more gratifying than uniting co-creators in a worthy endeavor…aka work.
FOUNDED IN 1989
Success Hire Rate > 99%
Profitable 34 of 35 Years
Succession plan in place
I left IBM in 1984 for what turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Ironically, I went from selling IBM hardware to leasing it to those preferring off balance sheet financing. It was fast, furious and financially rewarding…and I loved it! But, given the one-two punch of the 1986 Tax Reform Act and creation of IBM Credit Corporation, the blooms were rapidly falling from the leasing rose. That is why it came as no surprise when I was unceremoniously asked to leave my employer in 1989. I will be forever grateful for both the five glorious years we spent in Memphis and the experience of being fired from what was once the job of my dreams. Truly grateful, here’s why…
Towards the end of my time in Memphis, we started a tech staffing division that I oversaw and quickly became smitten with. So, when I was fired on Good Friday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do next. Eight days later April Fool’s Day 1989, Ambassador Solutions was born…no foolin’. Many years later, I began referring to ours as “the ultimate people business”. That is why I truly love it and can’t imagine doing anything else.
We start by seeking the best possible outcome for client and candidate alike. With that as our true north, we are sure to reach the best possible result for all parties. Experience has taught us that the right course of action is usually self-evident. Taking it, however, can be both challenging and costly. That is when our Core Values and Values in Action prove indispensable.
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. We wholeheartedly agree. That is why our third Core Value exhorts us to “Nurture the dignity of all people”.
Without consistent and thoughtful nurturing, true tech pros can become disillusioned and distracted. No one enjoys feeling taken advantage of regardless of their position on the org chart. We understand this and work hard to make sure every candidate knows how much we appreciate the opportunity to be their Ambassador to our highly valued clients.
“We felt so strongly about our Core Values, we etched them in Indiana limestone on the lobby wall of our corporate headquarters. These three values represent the distilled essence of our uniquely inspiring culture.” ~Brad Lindemann, CEO and Founder of Ambassador Solutions
Nurture the dignity of all people.
Pursue uncompromised integrity.
Ambassador Solutions was founded on April 1,1989 as the Information Technology Division of Ambassador Financial Services, Inc. with a focus on IBM Mid-Range (RPG programming, Systems 36/38 and AS/400).
Brad Lindemann acquires “Ambassador Consulting” from the Ambassador Group and begins expanding into Microsoft application development and SharePoint document management services.
As the millennial clouds passed overhead and the dot com bubble burst, Ambassador Consulting is renamed Ambassador Solutions while experiencing their first ever reduction in force.
After completing an extensive business plan (“True Course”) with expert outside assistance, Ambassador Solutions officially becomes a Microsoft Solution Provider and commits significant resources to expanding from that model.
Our “True Course” business plan progressed up and to the right from 2005 to 4Q 2008 before the Great Recession led to our second major reduction in force. As we rose from the ashes of the recession and the workout group at Huntington National Bank (all by God’s grace), we recommitted to a traditional tech staffing business model going forward.
Ten years later during the Pandemic, Ambassador Solutions had the most profitable year in its history.
After five years with the “A Team”, Kara Wiggam, Director of Sales, is named future successor to our CEO, Brad Lindemann. One highly valued client had this to say about Kara: “I don’t have the words to express how glad I am that [client name] has reconnected with you on our search needs…I personally thank you for all you are doing for us, and the privilege of working with you again. You are a true blessing…”.
We look forward to celebrating our 35th anniversary on April 1, 2024. To God be the glory!