“Alpharetta Tech Talk,” Episode 4: Tracey Grace, IBEX IT Business Experts
Tracey Grace’s company, IBEX IT Business Experts, has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growth companies for two years running. Tracey joins “Alpharetta Tech Talk” to talk about her company’s journey, working with federal government and healthcare clients, and their newly developed diversity supplier software system. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is hosted by John Ray and broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Tracey Grace, IBEX IT Business Experts
Tracey Grace is the Founder, President and CEO of IBEX IT Business Experts (IBEX) based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and is a sought-after public speaker on Information Technology, Women in IT and diversity initiatives. She is originally from Morristown, New Jersey and attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received both her Bachelor’s in Economics and Master of Business Administration in Marketing. After a successful career in corporate America working for IT and consulting companies, Tracey started her own IT Services Firm with just one hospital system account. In less than 8 years Tracey and Team IBEX has been nominated for and received numerous awards ranging from “Small Business Person of Excellence” from the Greater North Fulton (GA) Chamber of Commerce and the “On the Rise Contractor of the Year” National Award from American Express. In 2017, Tracey won the GMSDC “Eagle Award” for her commitment to Supplier Diversity, and an award in the Capital One Catapult Competition for the development of a Supplier Diversity Vendor Management System called “Certifiably Diverse” currently being utilized at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Forbes Magazine took notice and published an article in August of 2019; Tracey Grace: The Tech Sector needs more Women and Minorities. In 2019, Owens & Minor, a Fortune 500 Company awarded Team IBEX the Earl G. Reubel Award for Diverse Enterprise of the Year and the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) awarded Team IBEX with the LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Trailblazer Award in Category III.
Tracey has been nominated to participate in leadership and diversity mentoring programs including the 2018 Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses program, and the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection. Under her leadership in 2019, IBEX was named the 806th fastest growing privately-owned companies in America by Inc. 5000 and #50 in Georgia, after having placed #1897 in 2018. She regularly speaks to corporations large and small about utilizing minority suppliers and vendors in the procurement and purchasing process.
Today, IBEX has grown to 100 employees and is a Multi-Million Dollar IT Service & Support, Management Consulting, and Training Firm executing contracts for Healthcare, Military and Federal Government Agencies, Fortune 500 Companies and Educational Institutions. The company is a proud Woman and Minority-owned firm, certified by the Small Business Administration, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program.
IBEX works with healthcare and government agencies including the US Army, US Air Force, Defense Health Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), General Services Administration (GSA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Corporate clients include: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Tenet Healthcare, Cox Communications and Fulton County Schools.
Tracey and her husband Gary reside in Johns Creek, GA where they raised their family of 5 with only 1 left in college. They spend their free time playing golf and tennis and serving on various boards focused on Adult Literacy and Advanced Degrees and Scholarship opportunities for Minority Students.
For more information on IBEX IT Business Experts, and in particular on their ITIL certification training, go to their website or call 678-752-7542.
“Alpharetta Tech Talk” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you.