Our Story – Pioneers of the Gig Economy
TTA began over 25 years ago when Vic Melfa (my father), a thought leader and visionary in the L&D industry, saw a need from companies for professional, yet flexible, training services. When he asked me to join him to create a business that offered this training, I never imaged the positive impact it would have on so many organizations and people. Today, our L&D talent community has over 23,000 professionals, and we have trained over 6 million learners, across 97 countries, in 35 languages.
TTA’s new office in Marlborough
TTA’s third office in Shrewsbury
Maria would bring her son Thomas into the office frequently
TTA’s vision grew from my father’s involvement in the computer training industry. As a co-founder and CEO of Vitronix, a dominant computer training company in the Northeast, he operated one of the first and largest Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Novell Education Centers in the country.
His commitment to IT training continued where he developed industry standards, practices, and associations. Vic was a founder of Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the largest IT trade association in the world, and the Information Technology Training Association (ITTA) and Association of Microcomputer Distributors (AMD). He has received many awards in his career, including the first recipient of CompTIA’s Lifetime Achievement award, CEO of an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company two times, and an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist several times.
“I am grateful to the many individuals who have contributed to our longevity and success. First and foremost, without my father’s foresight, passion, and determination, TTA would not exist. His deep understanding of the training industry and its growing importance in the business world laid the groundwork for the company we are today.” – Maria Melfa
Vic and Maria Melfa, founders of TTA
That’s how TTA began—in the basement of our family home, working together to offer organizations the best, on-demand learning & development talent possible. Our company was built on this vision and promise of helping people learn, grow, and companies be more successful.
Our Culture – Maria’s Touch
Step inside our TTA office and you are immediately immersed into an atmosphere filled with laughter, enthusiasm, and occasionally a friendly barking dog. Whether you visit us in person or connect virtually, you’ll immediately feel this positive and exciting vibe. We love working together at TTA and it shows with every interaction.
This positive workplace that promotes employee growth, engagement, and innovation didn’t happen overnight. For years, it has been nurtured and fueled by our role model and CEO, Maria Melfa. She leads TTA with compassion, collaboration, and whole lot of humor!
Her influential leadership and genuine dedication to helping others is the reason she has received numerous awards for women-run workplace of the year, top best workplaces, and dedicated service to helping military families.
TTA’s recognition doesn’t stop there. Beyond making TTA a great place to work, Maria embraces change in the L&D marketplace and continues to offer exceptional services, so companies are prepared to handle the complex and changing needs of the industry.
This resilience and ability to quickly transform as an organization, has led to several new industry awards by Brandon Hall Group and Training Industry, Inc. for content development, leadership training, sales training, excellence in learning, and onboarding. Partnering with clients to make their teams more agile is the passion behind TTA.
A Family Tradition
Today, this entrepreneurial mindset are the roots that have made our family-owned business become a recognized global leader for L&D talent and solutions. Our commitment to supporting training initiatives of organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 corporations, hasn’t changed.
What We Believe
We nurture a positive culture that values honesty, integrity, collaboration, resourcefulness, and a growth mindset. We are passionate about what we do and are successful because of our talented team of dedicated employees, experienced L&D experts, and clients who trust us to continue to help them with their training initiatives.