SDLC Partners Captures 2012 Pacesetters Award for the Centurion Category


SDLC Partners employs more than 300 technology professionals.

SDLC Partners, L.P. was recognized as the Centurion category winner for the 2012 Pacesetters Award by Smart Business and St. Barnabas. The Principal Partners, Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak, and Christy Maruca were nominated by Xiaoyan Zhang, CEO of KIT Solutions, LLC. The Pacesetters Award evaluates the leadership at companies in the Pittsburgh area who are “setting the pace” not only within their own organization but in the surrounding community. The recognized individuals embody the type of spirit, entrepreneurship, and forward-thinking leadership that defines Pittsburgh.

A panel of journalists, along with an independent panel of local executives, weighed the merits of each of the nominees to select this year’s Pacesetter recipients.  They also evaluated the “Best Story” recipients in each of the three categories; Emerging, Mid-Market, and Centurion.  The categories were based on number of employees and revenues. SDLC Partners was recognized as the Centurion category winner. “We are honored to have won this category and to have been nominated by Xiaoyan Zhang, CEO of KIT Solutions, LLC,” stated Scott Barnyak, Principal Partner. “Our vision was to make an impact in the Pittsburgh region by delivering high quality solutions to clients while also hiring and retaining talent within the community.”  Simchick added, “We are fortunate to have grown during the current economic times, and are proud to employ over 340 talented individuals within the Pittsburgh region. Recognition for our efforts is humbling and we are honored to accept the Centurion category title.”

The award was presented at a ceremony on September 17th at the Kean Theatre in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

 About St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting. Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients. The health system is composed of the St. Barnabas Communities, including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.

 About Smart Business

Smart Business Network Inc. is a multi-media company with 20-plus years of history in producing the highest quality content, events and marketing materials. A family first company, Smart Business has grown over the years into two strong divisions that meet different needs.

Smart Business Magazines and Events focuses in on C-level executives of fast-growth, middle-market and large companies to put out informational journals in local markets and full scale networking events across the country. Taking the legacy of quality content to another level is the Smart Business Content Marketing division. This group develops custom content plans to help companies drive the marketing goals of our partners through creative and proven means ranging from magazines to microsites. In today’s changing business environment Smart Business has full digital and social media capabilities across both of these divisions.

 About SDLC Partners

SDLC Partners, L.P., headquartered in Monroeville, PA, opened its doors in 2004 as the business minded, tech savvy, people-driven alternative to large consulting organizations.   The firm’s 340+ employees deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice” for improving speed to market, reducing costs, and enhancing quality.

For more information about SDLC Partners, visit or contact Scott Barnyak at 412-373-1950 or

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