The Burton Grad Associates, Inc. records contain documentation from the consulting firm for software and services companies
owned and operated by Burt Grad from 1978 through the early 2000s. Grad and his associates completed hundreds of short term
projects for over 200 companies, including Sterling Software, Sterling Commerce, Informatics, and AGS Computers. Projects
were focused on strategic and organizational planning, company valuations, due diligence studies, and some expert witness
legal projects. The collection contains correspondence with clients, background information collected for the projects, and
draft and final reports prepared for clients related to this work. Additionally, a small amount of material in the collection
relates to other consulting firms Grad started including: Heights Information Technology Services which provided programming
and related services from associates working from home; CustomerCare, Inc., a publishing company he owned and operated during
the 1990s which produced a customer services newsletter; and Castle Data Systems, Inc. which developed computer based training
courses for various clients. The collection also contains some correspondence from Grad while he was still at IBM between
1974 and 1978.
Burton (Burt) Grad was born in 1928 in Philadelphia, where his mother and her family had emigrated from the Ukraine in 1914.
In 1932, Grad’s family moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., where he completed high school. He then received a Bachelor
of Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1949.
26.25 Linear feet,
21 record cartons
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