Marucco, Stoddard, Ferenbach & Walsh, Inc. (MSF&W) is an information systems consulting firm specializing in developing innovative technology solutions for complex business problems. Founded in 1991 in Springfield, Illinois, MSF&W has a long history of successful projects for Illinois government, educational institutions, and businesses. MSF&W has built a reputation for being able to understand complex business requirements and translate them into effective and efficient business solutions. We now use this ability to serve our customers in a range of industries across the United States.
MSF&W's products and services stemmed from our recognition of critical business needs that were not being met by existing commercial applications and have been continually enhanced and upgraded to meet the real-world needs of our customers. Our consistent growth and success is due in part to the underlying values of customer service, teamwork, and commitment to the success of our clients. We work jointly with our clients to assemble a team that matches the appropriate qualifications and skill sets needed to successfully complete all tasks of each specific project. Our experienced project and product managers work closely with you to guide and control the process to ensure successful implementation.
The four founding partners, John Marucco, Darrell “Duke” Stoddard, Bob Ferenbach, and Tom Walsh formed a small consulting company, and decided to call it MSF&W. Initial projects included case management software for the State of Illinois.
MSF&W hired its first three employees. The company offices were housed on the southern half of the 6th floor of the U.S. Bank building in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Tom Walsh left to pursue major work in Arizona.
As the custom development practice grew, the company expanded to 11 employees. Technologies included OS/2 and COBOL.
Approaching 20 employees, MSF&W outgrew the bank building and moved to its current location at 3445 Liberty Drive by year’s end. The software side of the company, "MSF&W Software," was created with the development of imaging toolkits. The appearance of Microsoft Technologies signified a changing tide.
MSF&W surpassed 25 employees and had built a solid reputation in Springfield and Illinois government, with some work in other states. Three State Universities were using MSF&W Imaging software.
Bob Ferenbach retired in 2005 as the company grew to over 35 employees. The software products continued to mature as the third generation imaging solution was undertaken. The company now had clients coast to coast, across many industry groups, and the Accessibility consulting practice gained national attention.
MSF&W was selected to lead the APM project with a major insurance company in Springfield, Illinois. The company expanded to over 40 employees.
Twenty-four years after its founding MSF&W has weathered three recessions and six Illinois governors. The company is stable, dependable, and still learning.