Vic Melfa | Chairman of the Board
Vic Melfa is the Chairman of the Board and co-founder of The Training Associates (TTA). Since 1994, TTA has been recognized as the largest global provider of contract and direct-hire learning and development consultants. It is relied upon by most companies and all types of training organizations for a broad range of L&D staffing and consulting services. TTA specializes in the outsourcing of training personnel with instructional and subject matter expertise in all information technologies and professional business skills. TTA recruits, selects, and deploys thousands of learning consultants each year to companies in all industries worldwide.
Vic has been active in the growth of the computer training industry from its beginning. He was a co-founder and CEO of one of the original and most successful training companies in America. With eight Authorized Education Centers, Vitronix was the dominant computer training company in the Northeast, operating one of the first and largest Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Novell Education Centers in the country. Vic sold Vitronix to a multibillion-dollar IT Service Company in 1993.
Previously, Vic founded several companies with exclusive rights to the major computer products, including: Victor Associates, the first and largest computer manufacturers’ representative in New England; and Victor Electronics, the first and largest New England computer distributor. Earlier, Melfa was a management consultant specializing in emerging businesses and has founded over ten high-growth companies. He began his career marketing and managing the development of many of the original technologies at the early computer labs and companies.
Melfa was a founder of CompTIA (Computer Technology Industry Association), the largest IT trade association in the world. He also founded its predecessors: the ITTA (Information Technology Training Association), the largest IT training association in the world, and AMD (Association of Microcomputer Distributors), the largest computer distributor association in the United States, both of which he helped merge into CompTIA. Vic also founded TechServe Alliance, the premier IT & engineering staffing and solutions association. With these leading IT associations, he was active in the development of many industry standards and practices.
Vic has received many awards in his career, including the first recipient of CompTIA’s Lifetime Achievement award, CEO of an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company two times, and an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist several times. Early in his career, Vic was awarded technical appointments at the Los Alamos and Navel Research Laboratories.
Vic has a B.S. in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross, a M.A. and ABD in Physics from Columbia University, and a MBA from Northeastern University. He taught technical and management courses as an adjunct professor at Boston College and Boston University where he developed their first entrepreneurial studies course. More recently, Vic was on the Board of the fast growing Ave Maria University in Naples, FL, and now sits on the Advisory Board of the Cardinal Newman Society -- working with the leading Catholic Colleges. He is active in his community, church, and many charitable projects. As Chairman of the Board of The Training Associates, Vic happily serves with Judy Melfa, his wife of about 60 years, along with his son and daughter.