Titan in Tech Alliance With Grand Central

ATLANTA The Titan Network has combined resources with Grand Central Solutions to add a technology practice, officials with Titan said.

The two independent Atlanta shops joined to form Titan Technology Group to improve Titan’s Internet marketing and consulting services. The two operations share office space and clients.

GCS still exists but only as the holding company for Titan Technology Group. About a dozen of the company’s 32 employees, including top management, transferred to the new venture.

“We reached a point where we discovered that advertising and public relations were not covering the entire spectrum of business enhancing services for our clients,” said Tony DeMartino, CEO of Titan Network. “More and more clients were asking us for technology and Internet solutions that would help increase business performance, and adding a technology practice was a natural extension of our business model.”

The three principals of GCS remain with the company. Ralph Jovine, co-founder and former president of GCS, now is president of Titan Technology Group. Kim Fleischer, co-founder and former vice president of GCS, now is vice president of the new entity. Dean Jennings, also a former vice president at GCS, now is vice president of technology at TTG.

Ben Taylor joined the company as vice president of solutions. Most recently, Taylor operated his own company, E5 Systems, an offshore IT company that offered programming and consulting services from China.

“When we entered into discussions with Titan, it made perfect sense,” Jovine said. “Providing this service within the context of a strategic marketing firm is a natural environment for what we do.”