Team Southwest

Staffing and IT Augmentation in Southwest

Team Southwest is in San Antonio, Texas and is led by Chad Diddens. It also includes the Phoenix, AZ branch.
Chad Diddens

With more than 12 years of experience in the staffing industry, Chad has built long-lasting relationships with customers in key industries. Currently he serves as the national and global point of contact for USAA.

He joined Strategic Staffing Solutions in 2007 and is now the Market Team Leader of the Southwest Region. In this capacity, he is responsible to USAA for providing staff augmentation, project solutions, and IT/Business services nationally in San Antonio, Dallas/Plano, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, Tampa and internationally in London.

Military veterans are a core area of S3’s community investments, with sponsorship of such events as “Veteran’s Row” at an annual concert series in Detroit, MI and Dogs On Deployment at Quick Lane Bowl, which reunited dog and owner on field at the game.

Chad has stewarded the relationship between S3 and USAA on a local branch level by ensuring that S3 fully participates and invests its time and resources in those charitable causes that USAA champions, including events and organizations such as SAMMinistries’ Empty Bowls initiative and its anniversary celebration, Night to Honor Our Heroes in connection with the PGA’s Valero Texas Open since 2011, and Fisher House Incorporated.

Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, majoring in Economics with a minor in Business Administration. Based on his athletic abilities Chad was selected for a golf scholarship to Kirkwood Community College prior to attending the University of Iowa. A native of northern Illinois, Chad now lives in San Antonio with his wife Janine, and three young children.

Here are some key facts about San Antonio

  • San Antonio ITSan Antonio’s business friendly climate makes the city the best place for growth and development in Texas.  As the Milken Institute’s Best Performing United States City for Jobs, San Antonio has remained resilient through the recession and its unemployment rate continues to fall well below the state and national average.
  • Bioscience and Healthcare: Economic impact of $29.2 billion and employs every one in six San Antonio workers.
  • Aerospace: Economic impact of $5.4 billion to the area and employs     13,616.
  • Manufacturing: Economic impact of $22.5 billion and employs 51,024.
  • Information Technology/Cybersecurity: Economic impact of $8 billion and employs 15,648.
  • The Economic Development Department uses community partnerships and incentive programs to compete for targeted industry jobs and investments to further the goals outlined by the citizens of San Antonio in the SA2020 Vision Plan. The goal of the City’s economic incentives and business development programs is to minimize the cost of expanding or locating a business in San Antonio.
  • The City of San Antonio is focused on providing powerful new resources and incentives to grow the economy in the region, revitalize targeted areas of the City and promote strong, balanced growth throughout the community.

Source: City of San Antonio Economic Development Department

Here are some key facts about Phoenix:

  • Phoenix is located in the heart of the fastest growing and most dynamic metropolitan area in the country with a population of more than 4 million people. Phoenix has a population of 1.6 million and is the fifth largest city in the United States, forecast to be at least No. 4 by 2020.
  • For the past 20 years, Phoenix consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing economies of all metro areas in the US.  The value of goods and services produced in the Phoenix metro area reached $187.4 billion in 2008, larger than the output of many countries.
  • The information technology industry is very robust with hundreds of companies involved in software development, or computer system integration or providing internet service.
  • The manufacturing base of the Phoenix economy is diversified, but particularly strong in aerospace and electronics.  Semi-conductor factories such as SUMCO Southwest, ON Semiconductor, Microchip Technology and Intel are based in the greater Phoenix area.
  • Financial service companies, including national banks and insurance companies with large support offices and data centers, are located in Phoenix.
  • The Phoenix Biomedical Campus, located on 28 acres in downtown Phoenix, includes the TGen genomics research institute, a branch of the University of Arizona – College of Medicine, and the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative research center.  Expansions of the College of Medicine and of the Arizona Cancer Center are planned for that downtown campus.
  • The Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program makes Phoenix a prime location for solar and renewable energy companies.  The program allows renewable energy companies to receive tax breaks for growing or expanding in Arizona. The city of Phoenix has a long-standing commitment to resource conservation and has been an active participant in energy conservation, energy efficiency and environmental preservation since the early 1980’s.
  • Arizona is #1 in the U.S. for solar power per capita, and #2 for annual solar installation.

Source: Growth Nation