Eldon Klaassen

The biggest problem facing Allegro Development 18 months ago was where to find qualified programmers and other personnel, says Eldon Klaassen, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas-based energy software developer.

“That’s one good effect of the slowing economy,” he says. “Eighteen months ago, the dotcoms were paying huge bonuses and hiring the brightest minds. We had a hard time finding good people. Today I have a stack of resumés on my desk of highly qualified applicants who wa