Casey Courneen, CEO Blackstone Technology Group

Casey Courneen - CEO, President and Founder Blackstone Technology Group
When you arrive in West Philly sight unseen from SoCal, it's comforting to meet another Californian from a surf town. Casey and I became fast friends and I'm so stoked that he's taken time to share his story. He's quietly run a tech consulting firm servicing governmental agencies, utilities and other clients needing deep custom technical systems software development. But what I admire most about Casey is his deep sense of commitment to his family and friends, which I also know transcends to his teams at work.

Casey and I met during our days at Penn. We were both Wharton undergrads hailing from California beach towns and we lived on the same street in W. Philly. There was comfort in the hometown familiarity of our Quicksilver t-shirts and flip flops.

Casey was President of his fraternity and head of the Inter Fraternity Council, bringing culturally diverse groups together through music and dancing on the edge of Penn’s campus. His house threw the most incredible dance parties, mixing with diverse greek houses across campus and always serving up the stickiest and most competitive beer pong one could find on campus! 

Casey is one of the most loyal friends who’s committed to staying connected with his friends despite location or time. He’s a devoted husband and father, which isn’t surprising as Casey’s parents wholeheartedly supported of all of his endeavors and were the biggest influencers for him.

He and his business partners at Blackstone Technology Group had a very clear vision about what type of consulting business they wanted to start and run for the long-run. They wanted to build a company that provided a runway and they steered clear of the very enticing trend of quickly building a tech start-up and selling. They’ve held close to that early mission and 23 years later, still a privately-funded and held company, command a very strong position to look ahead to the future of tech consulting and the opportunities that lie ahead.    

About Casey Courneen

Casey Courneen is the CEO, President and a co-founder of Blackstone Technology Group. Casey’s rich history in leading teams and servicing Fortune 100 customers helps him address our customers’ unique hiring challenges, and ensures profitability and productivity for all parties. Casey began his career at PriceWaterhouse in the Management Consulting Services division, helping Fortune 100 telecom, energy, and financial services companies gain advantage over their competition with superior information systems. From there he moved to a start-up IT services firm where he concentrated on leading several client-server, object-oriented and distributed technology projects across a number of different vertical marketplaces. At Blackstone, he continues to focus his efforts on driving innovation and developing creative internal strategies used to hire and retain the best talent in the industry. Casey holds a B.S.E. in Finance and Legal Studies from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Casey Courneen, CEO Blackstone Technology Group