Frisco resident Thomas Lamson is a man on a mission. As a Navy veteran and a Counter-IED Bomb Tech in Iraq with four deployments under his belt, Lamson took the leadership skills he learned in the field and with business partner, Eric Lyke, started High Order Solutions (HOS) www.highordersolutions.com, a Dallas-based IT/IS and Project Management consulting firm that helps veterans get civilian and government jobs.
“We’re helping vets by hiring vets,” said Lamson. “Most veterans just want to work. They appreciate everyone's support but at the end of the day they would rather have a job than a handout.”
HOS focuses on IT and Information Services consulting, contracting, development and training. They’ve helped organizations like Johns Hopkins University, Oracle, and even a local luxury retailer save time and money by streamlining information and processes. Whether it is by creating a centralized information repository, Agile Project Management consulting or recommending and training staff on the best collaboration tools, they consistently save their clients at least 10 percent annually. And, sticking to their core beliefs, have helped veterans get jobs along the way.
“The ability to meet deadlines, the attention to detail, the discipline that veterans learn in the military, translates into a great work ethic in IT consulting,” said Lyke, who has over 20 years experience in IT. “In return, veterans are receiving a consistent income in a growing industry with rewarding work.”
Mission accomplished? Not quite. HOS is expanding in the Dallas area and has tripled its clients and consultants in the last year. But Lamson says there’s more work to do.
“We’re adding a wide-range of new training classes, many are free for veterans, and we’re partnering with local organizations to promote hiring veterans in IT,” said Lamson. “We take pride in offering the highest caliber of services and at the same time supporting our consultants, most of whom are former active military from all branches of the Department of Defense.”
HOS is also involved in the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF), a non-profit that serves the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Device) community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors.