While he was brokering a multimillion-dollar state contract for Austin technology company 21CT, then-state health official Jack Stick was promoting 21CT’s software to other states, assisting the company’s growth plans and seemed poised to take an executive position with the firm, a former 21CT lobbyist told the American-Statesman.
“They thought that he was going to come over and run it, make it big, take it public,” said lobbyist James Frinzi, who is also Stick’s one-time business partner and who was fired by 21CT last week.
Stick denied Frinzi’s account in an email to the Statesman on Friday. Irene Williams, chief executive officer of 21CT, also disputed Frinzi’s comments. FULL STORY