CRA was founded as a supplement in the areas of recruitment, staffing and other HR disciplines to companies who need to outsource this expertise. Start up companies and small businesses that need recruitment and executive search capability can use the experience and expertise of CRA to fulfill this role. Larger organizations can take advantage of this expertise as well for short and long term projects as well as continued consulting services.
The firm’s founder and president, Dennis Negran, is former Director of Human Resources for such firms as C. Olivetti, Spa., Lucent Technologies, Harris Corporation, Lafarge North America and Dynamics Research Corporation. He was also Senior Vice President of Organizational Development for ManTech International. Prior to this, he served as Director of Human Resources for Chromatis Networks, a successful optical networking start-up that was grown from 12 employees to over 300 and acquired by Lucent Technologies for $4.7 billion. Chromatis Networks was the highest value acquisition in the telecom industry for start-ups with no revenue.
As Director of Human Resources for the networking division of Harris Corporation in California, Mr. Negran directed the growth of the division to 650 employees through recruitment and retention during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also assumed the role of Director of Global Programs for the division's international program management operations in such countries as China, Russia, Korea, Turkey, Indonesia and Central America.
In his 30 plus years of Recruitment and Human Resources experience, Mr. Negran has directed the Recruitment and HR discipline in high tech start-ups, Fortune 50 Corporations and international companies, representing the telecom, office products, manufacturing and defense industries. Mr. Negran has created and directed HR and Recruitment departments in companies as large as 20,000 employees. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with B.A. degrees in Pre-Law and Philosophy, and holds an M.A. in English from Penn State as well. He also attended the Dickinson School of Law in Pennsylvania. Mr. Negran is a native of New Jersey, and after founding the firm in California, is now a resident of Virginia.