Armada Expands Strategic Cost Management-Brad Anderson Joins Established Firm, Armada Consulting, to Lead Financial Services Strategic Cost Management Practice.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Scott Wise, Founder of announced today that, Strategic Cost Management within Financial Services has always been at the forefront of our capabilities, we are excited to announce the addition of Brad Anderson to lead our Financial Services industry practice. Brads knowledge and extensive experience in Financial Services positions us to better serve our existing and new clients in the financial services industry.”

Brad is already engaged in promoting Armadas thought leadership in cost management, authoring the article – A View of the Current State of Banking and Strategic Cost Management available on Armadas website.

I am excited to work with the Armada team to help expand their efforts to assist organizations make better business decisions. We feel Strategic Cost Management will be increasingly important for financial services companies and many other industries for the foreseeable future.

Prior to joining Armada, Brad was a Senior Advisor at a Global Consulting firm and executive manager at several rapidly growing financial services companies. Brad has twenty five years of industry and consulting experience in the Financial Services arena with an emphasis in retail and commercial banking.

His professional and consulting background also includes extensive experience in budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, risk management, risk adjusted profitability analysis, balance sheet management, mergers/acquisitions and process optimization. Brad has written and spoken to numerous organizations and publications on a variety of cost management and business performance improvement topics. Brad will office in Charlotte, NC.

About Armada Consulting

Armada has assembled some of the best and brightest talent focused solely on implementing strategic cost management solutions leveraging our Acumen cost analytics software. From insight to impact, the Armada team works closely with clients to provide deeper insight and transparency into the costs of their organization, driving better decisions around cost takeout and cost control. What sets Armada apart from other management consulting firms is our constant commitment to our clients success, both personally and corporately. Across a wide array of industries and practice areas, Armada has a proven track record of delivering results to many of the premier corporations in the world.

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Leading Edge Design Group Launches South Africa Division to Provide Energy Consulting Services to Southern African Territories

Enfield, NH (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG), a leading national provider of energy optimization services, announced today the launch of their new division, Leading Edge Design Group South Africa, created to deliver energy efficiency consulting services to the Southern African Territories, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, and more. LEDG will deliver extensive energy consulting services for commercial and industrial customers, including energy efficiency and lifecycle cost analysis, LED lighting and wireless lighting controls design and implementation, and ongoing measurement verification of energy conservation measures. In addition, the team will work collaboratively with customers and ESKOM, South Africas electric public utility, to secure project funding available for organizations planning to reduce energy consumption.

LEDG South Africa will be headquartered in Johannesburg and is comprised of a diverse team of industry veterans, including former Eskom engineers, IT integrators, and electrical contractors. Electrical engineer and power systems industry veteran, Reverend David E. Gondwe, will lead the LEDG South Africa team. Prior to joining LEDG, David was the Executive Director for a major South Africa citrus farming group and a coal mining company. In addition, he has held various engineering positions for utilities in Malawi, Scotland, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, and Canada.

The looming energy crisis in South Africa presents overwhelming economic constraints on commercial and industrial facilities, said David Gondwe, President of Leading Edge Design Group-South Africa. Tariffs on energy consumption are increasing at a rate of 20%-25% per year, forcing organizations to invest in infrastructure and technology that will improve their energy efficiency and reduce their total demand. Our comprehensive energy service offering will help facility leaders significantly reduce energy consumption and operating costs, while reducing their reliance on the unstable electrical grid.

We are thrilled to expand our service offering to South Africa, said Todd Boucher, Principal, Leading Edge Design Group. As the country struggles to manage their shortage of electricity, we feel strongly that organizations need innovative options that reduce electrical demand and ensure long term operational savings. We look forward to introducing and delivering these progressive energy efficiency options to customers in South Africa and the surrounding territories.

CADsoft Consulting Earns Autodesk Product Support Specialization

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

CADsoft Consulting Inc., a premier provider of technical design and engineering solutions, and trusted advisor to building and AEC professionals today announced that it has earned the new Product Support Specialization for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, CADsoft Consulting has shown that they have made significant investment in their people, they have a solid business plan specific to their specialization area, they have customer references, and that they can provide a high level of experience and support to customers in the AEC industry.

The new Autodesk Partner Specializations enable partners to highlight and brand their expertise in delivering services in key industry areas. By completing the required curriculum and training, as well as meeting required levels of service and standards set by Autodesk, CADsoft Consulting demonstrates through their strong customer service and support in sales what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers throughout the world.

With this specialization we continue to our show our commitment of delivering proven support by leveraging our exceptional team of AEC technical consultants. Whether help desk, on-site, or on-demand support, our technicians have the skills to insure our customers receive the best support and guidance to get the most out of Autodesk design technology, stated Don Kapetanovic, vice president of technical services, CADsoft Consulting.

About CADsoft Consulting

CADsoft Consulting is an Authorized Autodesk Value Added Reseller offering full-service consulting, training and support. For the past 21 years, CADsoft Consultings unique services are sought after by an impressive list of architectural firms, engineering companies, government agencies, and academic institutions. CADsoft Consulting is an Autodesk Value Added Reseller for architecture, engineering, construction, civil engineering, geospatial, utilities, and academic solutions. They are an Autodesk Gold Partner. In addition, CADsoft is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) with locations in Tucson & Tempe, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit our website:

Autodesk and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Decision Management Solutions is Proud to Welcome Gagan Saxena as Vice-President of Consulting Services

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Decision Management Solutions, the leading professional services firm specializing in decision management, today announced that Gagan Saxena has joined as Vice President of Consulting Services and Principal Consultant. Gagan specializes in technology driven business transformation and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. He has assisted organizations with Business Design, Market Analysis, Business Process Reengineering, Organization Change Management, Technology & Information Strategy, Contract Management, Enterprise Architecture and Program Management.

We look forward to Gagans leadership in meeting the growing demand for our Decision Management consulting services, said James Taylor, CEO. An increasing number of businesses are being forced to be more agile, adaptive and analytical due to the new empowered social customer, the opportunity created by Big Data and by lowered barriers to entry for powerful decision-making technology. Our Decision Management framework allows enterprises to approach these challenges in a coherent fashion.

In his most recent role as the Chief Information Officer at Apple Vacations, Gagan initiated a new consumer sales organization based on Decision Management technologies. An intelligent core delivers real time personalization of the consumer experience based on a comprehensive set of business rules driving product and pricing presentation. A wide variety of travel product supplier systems have been integrated to provide the most relevant offers for consumers. Automated decisioning uses data from web analytics, social media and competitive monitoring bureaus. Most importantly a new organization structure, processes, skill-sets and performance metrics have been designed to support the advanced technology stack.

Decision Management is poised for rapid growth as a natural link between business strategy and business operations. This is a powerful new way to consider business design that aligns business processes, enterprise data and numerous technologies in the most business-friendly fashion. I am excited to join James Taylor and team as we build out our consulting capabilities in this field, said Gagan Saxena.

Gagan is experienced in business technology management in healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and services industries. He has managed several rollouts of SAP ERP systems to locations across the US as well as numerous e-commerce and web implementations. Gagan also created and led an Enterprise Architecture group for business technology alignment and to explore innovations in business and in technology.

An active Tweeter himself, Gagan assists with social business strategy and champions enterprise 2.0 collaboration constructs. Related areas of interest include big data, cloud solutions, mobile strategy, digital marketing and integrated customer experience. Gagan is member of various communities like Social Business Pioneers, The Connected Company, Business Model Generation and NextWork from Wired Magazine among others.

Gagan has spoken at various events including IBMs IMPACT, SAPs Blueprint to a Billion, Cloud Security Alliance, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), CIO Executive Summit, Hospitality Technology Expo (HITEC), CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit. He also lectures at a number of graduate and post graduate classes. Gagan blogs at

For more information on Decision Management Solutions please contact info(at)decisionmanagementsolutions(dot)com

About Decision Management Solutions

Decision Management Solutions is the leading professional services firm specializing in Decision Management, a proven approach for rapid and cost effective deployment of predictive analytics and business rules technology in operations.

RW Armstrong Merges with CHA Consulting, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

RW Armstrong and CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), both large, multi-discipline engineering consulting firms, have merged to create a 1,200 person global firm operating out of 46 offices in the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, and Azerbaijan. The merger is expected to create a workforce of 2,000 by 2016. Both firms will continue to operate under their own names.

RW Armstrong and CHA are two of the largest design firms in the U.S., both consistently ranking in the top 200 of Engineering News-Records annual top 500 design firms. Combined revenues position the firm to advance into the top 60. The merger creates a firm that offers full-spectrum architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) capabilities from planning and urban design to power and energy; aviation and rail to water services; and roads, bridges and highways to stadiums and higher education.

This merger unites two firms with a common strategic vision, passion and a powerhouse of talent, said Jim Wade, RW Armstrongs President. Our clients, whether theyre in Austin or Abu Dhabi, may have very different needs but share one common objective: theyre increasingly reliant on their AEC partners to deliver more than just on-time, on-budget results. Their success depends on our ability to be innovative and agile, to help them deliver exceptional value to their clients. The talent weve assembled has upped our game exponentially and will help us set the bar in our national and global markets.

On both sides, our employees are as dedicated to helping each other as they are to helping our clients, said Ray Rudolph, CEO of CHA. This drive to succeed, paired with a more-comprehensive mix of services and greater depth and breadth of talent, positions us to meet our clients complex business challenges, regardless of market. Not only does this merger benefit our clients, but it opens up exciting new personal and professional development opportunities for our employees around the world.

RW Armstrong’s advisory team was led by Infrastructure Services banker Stephen Clarke, a Managing Director at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, and Brian Fennerty, a Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels. Anthony Norris and Sachin Shah of Ropes & Gray were the legal advisors for CHA.

About RW Armstrong

RW Armstrong is a global engineering consulting, design management, and architecture firm that brings dynamic thinking and strategic vision to clients around the world. Founded in 1961 in Indianapolis, Ind., the firm has grown to 500 employees and 16 offices in the U.S., Middle East, North Africa, and Azerbaijan. RW Armstrong is a single-source provider, delivering planning, design, architecture, project/construction management, building services, planning and urban design, and environmental planning services. The firm serves aviation, water services, municipal, transportation, Department of Defense, government, and developer markets. For more information, visit

About CHA

CHA Consulting, Inc., headquartered in Albany, NY, is a highly diversified, full service engineering firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public and private clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. CHA was selected by Engineering News-Record / New York as their 2012 Design Firm of the Year. Founded in 1952 the firm has more than 730 employees in 30 offices from Maine to Florida to Texas. CHA serves a diverse range of end markets including transportation, utilities, rail, energy, aviation, environmental, education, industrial, health care, and municipal. For more information, visit

DC Capital Partners Expands Footprint in Intelligence, Information Technology, and Strategic Consulting with Acquisition of Catapult Technology

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

DC Capital Partners, LLC (“DC Capital”), a private investment firm headquartered in Washington, DC, has announced the acquisition of Catapult Technology, Ltd. (Catapult), a leading Information Technology (“IT”) contractor to the federal government.

Thomas J. Campbell, President of DC Capital, said, We are pleased to have Catapult join the DC Capital portfolio of companies. Catapult has an impressive track record of outstanding performance for a diverse group of federal agencies. Our investment in Catapult positions us to further expand our capabilities and support our ultimate objective of assisting our customers in fulfilling their mission. Together with two other portfolio companies, Strategic Intelligence Group LLC (SIG) and Kickstand, LLC (Kickstand), our collective capabilities will be greatly enhanced and the solutions provided to existing customers will afford the opportunity for meaningful growth.

Mark E. Hunker, newly promoted President and Chief Executive Officer of Catapult said, DC Capital brings a depth of experience and strategic vision to our efforts. Our new relationships with SIG and Kickstand allow us to expand our capabilities, benefiting both our customers and our employees.

Catapults management and employees are exceptional. We are fortunate to have Mark Hunker leading Catapult as we move forward. He joins a dynamic team that is already working well together, Campbell added. Under this umbrella, we will continue to build upon the strong relationship with our customers and provide our employees with enhanced opportunities for growth.

Catapult Founder Randy J. Slager, while stepping down from his duties as CEO, will join the Board of Directors and remain involved in strategic planning and business development. Slager noted that, DC Capital will help complete the vision I had when I started Catapult: to become the preferred federal mid-tier firm. They bring experience, knowledge, and resources necessary for the company to further excel in this market.

The balance of Catapults current management team will remain in place: David Thornton, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President; John Scarcella, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Systems; David Lyons, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology & Management Solutions; and Robert Smith, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President.

About Catapult Technology, Ltd.

Catapult Technology, Ltd. is a leading provider of information technology and management consulting services to the federal government. The firms Technology and Management Solutions division serves civilian departments and agencies; its Enterprise Systems division serves defense and intelligence departments and agencies. Catapult was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more at

About DC Capital Partners, LLC

DC Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm headquartered in Washington, DC focused on making control investments in middle market companies that provide differentiated and innovative services and solutions to the U.S. federal government. DC Capital’s investment strategy emphasizes sectors that it believes offer the most compelling growth opportunities including but not limited to Intelligence, Information Technology, Development, Security, Infrastructure and Construction and Environmental. Learn more at

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In Honor of Donald Trump’s Statesman of the Year Award, RCBryan & Associates Announces Business Consulting Campaign

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

Business consulting firm, RCBryan & Associates is announcing a new business consulting campaign in honor of Donald Trumps upcoming recognition from the GOP as the 2012 Statesman of the Year. RCBryan & Associates has had a long standing history with the business mogul, as Trumps advisor The Apprentice co-star George Ross is a strategic advisor with RCBryan & Associates. RCBryan & Associates new advising program launched for entrepreneurs inspired by Trumps upcoming GOP recognition and status as a business mogul, find their own success.

Trump will receive his recognition on the eve of the Republican National Convention at an August 26th dinner. The new RCBryan & Associates campaign will be leading an effort to provide entrepreneurs inspired by Trumps success and his upcoming recognition, with guidance and coaching tailored to their unique needs. The newly designed program will offer professional guidance and resources entrepreneurs need to succeed during todays tough economic climate and to use the same type of consulting that Trump used along with Ross to build Trump Organization and find their own type of success as an entrepreneur.

The focus of the new RCBryan campaign will be to provide entrepreneurs, who look to Trump for inspiration, with an arsenal of tools needed to find business success within their own realm. The new effort includes access to a free RCBryan Ultimate Business Plan Guide which covers the basics of marketing, finance and competition.

About RCBryan & Associates:

RCBryan & Associates offers business coaching, mentoring, consulting and marketing coaching services to companies and investors in all different niches. RCBryan & Associates, headed by acclaimed entrepreneur, Roger Bryan features a team of the industrys most successful business coaches and mentors.

More information on RCBryan & Associates and their business coaching programs can be found online at or by calling 1-888-RCBRYAN.

NYC-Based Consulting Firm Rewards Creativity with $1,000 Finishing Grant

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012

Every year, the Macktez Summer Stipend inspires creative people to take a great idea and transform it into a finished product. From a waste-free floor lamp constructed from its own packing material to a computer app that creates stunning data visualizations of worldwide news coverage, the Macktez Summer Stipend brings imaginative projects to the finish line.

Macktez, a New York City-based consulting firm, with offices in New York, San Francisco and London, is accepting applications from June 18 through July 27, 2012. The Stipend application is located online at

Now in its eighth year, the Macktez Summer Stipend helps creative people — whether they are artists, cultural anthropologists or hobbyists — by providing the funding needed to realize their creative vision. This year Macktez has doubled its commitment to the stipend recipient from $ 500 to $ 1,000.

With a decisive focus on its vision and goals, Macktez grew from a firm with six steady clients in 1996 to one that now serves more than 150 clients in cities around the globe. The Summer Stipend intends to help applicants focus on their vision and goals with a unique workbook-style application. The application is a step-by-step guide to help applicants clarify their vision and avoid distractions to reach their goal.

“At Macktez we believe that taking small, steady steps toward one’s goals is the surest way to achieve them,” said Noah Landow, Macktez founder and president. “Clearing away distraction and focusing on the end result takes creative inspiration from simmering idea to sizzling invention.”

Macktez Summer Stipend applications are considered based upon the following criteria: originality, relevance, and conviction. Finalists will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges that hail from the art world, architecture and academia. This year’s panelists are: Roanne Adams, Dean Crutchfield, David Israel, Bethany Koby, Santiago Matheus, Douglas Morris and Jeffrey Zeldman.

Roanne Adams, owner of RoAndCo Studio, was named one of NYCs outstanding, up and coming design professionals by New York Times Magazine. Dean Crutchfield, a regular contributor to Forbes, is a self-described rainmaker and storyteller that defines brand and innovation strategies. David Israel serves as executive creative director of AR New York and teaches graduate students at the Yale School of Art. Bethany Koby is a London-based designer, activist and educator who co-founded Technology Will Save Us, a haberdashery for technology and education. Santiago Matheus is co-founder and managing director of Method Design Lab, an accelerator that takes a design-centric, user experience driven approach to innovation. Douglas Morris is a principal of Poulin + Morris, an award-winning design firm that has created campaigns for ABC News, Ann Taylor and Goldman Sachs. Jeffrey Zeldman, crowned King of Web Standards by Business Week, is an entrepreneur, web luminary and influential author who co-hosts The Big Web Show.

Macktez consults with businesses to help them stay on course on the road to productivity, while enabling them to steer clear of obstacles along the way. With long-term vision, thorough planning, finely tuned focus and steadfast support, Macktez identifies the right tools — from cloud services to post-it notes — to get things done. Macktez proudly offers clients a smart, skilled and committed team of specialists experienced in the art of problem solving. More info can be found on Twitter @Macktez and on Facebook.

Chenesai Offers Business Consulting Services to VSAT Operators

(PRWEB UK) 12 June 2012

Chenesai Ltd, a UK-based company, offers strategic business consulting services, specialising in the telecom industry and with specific expertise for VSAT operators.

Chenesais Senior Consultant is Michael Darcy, who was directly and personally responsible for signing the largest VSAT contract in the history of the industry – a US$ 200M+ contract for 28,000 sites for the UK National Lottery. The network, including lottery terminals, digital media screens, printers and broadband telecoms, was rolled out on schedule in time for the start of the 3rd licence on February 1st, 2009. The network comprises around 24,000 VSAT terminals, 3,500 DSL connections and 500 3G connections, together with new highly-redundant core network infrastructure and back-office systems.

Michael Darcy was President and Managing Director of the European business of VSAT industry leader Hughes Communications LLC from 2001 to 2009. He was responsible for growing revenues by almost twofold, to more than US$ 100M per annum and at the same time turning substantial losses into net profits of $ 16M per annum. Previously, Mr. Darcy worked in the mid 1990s with Hughes Space & Communications (now Boeing Space Systems) in El Segundo, CA managing the procurement of advanced digital communication satellites, before joining Hughes Network Systems in Germantown, MD in 1997 to manage the development of several large mobile satellite systems, for customers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and ICO Global Communications. Mr. Darcy has a bachelors degree in engineering (B.Eng) and a masters degree in business administration (MBA).

Chenesai specialises in helping busy executives balance the needs of managing their businesses on a daily basis, with the need to manage the strategic aspects of the business. Commenting on the consulting services, Michael Darcy said Most executives are inevitably consumed by the day-to-day tactical management of their businesses, with precious little time available to spend on the more strategic issues which are critical to long-term success. Chenesai is their strategic partner, providing them with the time and support to produce strategic plans together with marketing, operational and financial audits and action plans guaranteed to improve top and bottom lines.

The services offered by Chenesai include:

-Strategic and Business Plan preparation – writing rolling 3-year plans with detailed 12-month tactical plans which define the right products/services to the target customers, understanding competitors, their market share and relative strengths and weaknesses and defining distribution models optimised to bring the products/services to the target customers most effectively.

-Financial Audit and Planning – conducting financial reviews of a business and structuring the P&L to show true direct and indirect costs of sales, as well as selling and general & administrative costs, which are benchmarked against best-in-class for the industry. Used to identify improvements in pricing models and streamline SG&A costs to improve margins and net profits. Also includes balance sheet reviews with emphasis on reducing working capital and freeing up cash for expansion.

-Sales & Marketing Plans – designing optimal distribution models to bring products and services to the target customers, and strategies which minimise wastage in marketing spend. Specialist knowledge in the use of direct sales teams, direct web-based sales and indirect channel sales.

-Proposal lead or support – Chenesai has vast experience in leading major proposals and customer negotiations, and helps businesses apply the right level of executive support.

-Operational Audit and Planning – conducting operational reviews of a business and ensuring that the operations team is capable of delivering new contracts, with focus is on project management for new network implementation, as well as optimisation of data service delivery in today’s environment with bandwidth-hungry applications such as web-browsing, real-time streaming and peer-to-peer.

-Customer Introductions – Chenesai has an extensive network of company contacts at executive level in blue-chip companies and governments throughout the world, in particular those utilising VSAT services.

-Due Diligience – Chenesai can help executive teams minimise the distraction of time-consuming due diligence and prepare a DD report covering business, operational, legal and financial aspects.

-Fund Raising – Chenesai can help prepare investment briefs as well as Business Plans to support fund raising needs, and introduce investment sources of all types including Venture Capitalists (VCs), Private Equity (PE) funds and High Net Worth (HNW) investors, to cover investment requirements from a few hundred thousand all the way up to several millions.

For more information go to, or contact Michael Darcy at michael(at)chenesai(dot)com or +44-7515-377770.

Axiom Consulting Partners New Analysis Finds 5 Key Telecommuting Success Factors

(PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Typically viewed as a soft, family-friend perk, telecommuting at a Washington, DC-based university is now driving hard-number results and helping them execute their strategy to attract and retain top-level talent.

Companies looking to cut costs and attract top talent, federal agencies seeking to comply with the 2011 Telework Enhancement Act, and employees looking to make the case for working remotely can all learn from the universitys experience.

University officials estimate that their new telecommuting policy will generate an annual savings of more than $ 800,000. Furthermore, having a few hundred employees work from home two days a week is generating a projected aggregate annual carbon footprint savings of 2,851 metric tons and saving an estimated $ 1.6 million in fuel and maintenance costs. Employees are saving money too. Those that travel between 20 and 30 miles to work can save approximately $ 1,400 a year.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez of Axiom Consulting Partners, who helped the university execute its telecommuting strategy, said a significant opportunity lies in treating telecommuting like a strategic initiative, validating the potential financial and organizational impact, prior to implementation. Factors worth considering include: