News Article | May 16, 2017
Formerly the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the company, Buckles joined Ventura Foods in 2011. Prior to his promotion, he led all sales, marketing, R&D and culinary activities in the U.S., as well as the company's international division. Before joining Ventura Foods, Buckles held management, sales and marketing leadership roles at PepsiCo, Kellogg's and Coca-Cola. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with majors in Management Information Systems and Marketing from Central Michigan University. "John is uniquely qualified for this new and key role. He is a seasoned and trusted leader whose passion for our business will reinforce our commitments to strategic prioritization and innovation," said Furman. "He is also a respected advisor and mentor dedicated to developing the talented individuals in our organization." About Ventura Foods Ventura Foods is a leading producer of dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarine and butter blends, and oils and shortenings. Our customers include foodservice companies, retailers, and food manufacturers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 countries. In addition, our consumer brands available at retail include Marie's® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean's® dips and Gold n' Soft® spreads. The company is a privately held joint venture of CHS, Inc. and Mitsui & Co. with approximately $3 billion in annual revenue. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ventura-foods-promotes-john-buckles-to-new-coo-role-300458068.html
News Article | May 17, 2017
BCERC is pleased and honored to have co-sponsorship with the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business. Established in 1928, the Michael F. Price College of Business ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation. As OU's second-largest college, the Price College of Business educates over 4,000 students through undergraduate, master's, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The college boasts over 25 nationally ranked programs. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the college's undergraduate program in the top 50 (#48) on its list of "Best Undergraduate Business Programs." The Steed School of Accounting is consistently ranked in the top 10 at both the undergraduate and graduate level among other business schools of its size by Public Accounting Report. The Center for Entrepreneurship is consistently ranked second in the nation among public universities at the undergraduate level and among the top 10 by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The International Business program ranks in the top 30 by U.S. News & World Report for the 11th consecutive year. The Price College Full-Time and Professional MBA Programs are among Bloomberg Businessweek's Best B-Schools of 2016, and ranked as a Tier I program by CEO Magazine the past two years. The Executive MBA is also ranked as a Tier I program by CEO Magazine and among the top three in the world by Find-MBA.com the past two years. Babson College and the University of Oklahoma are honored to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation sponsorship of the Doctoral Consortium Program. Local sponsors of the conference also include the Norman Economic Development Coalition, the Norman Chamber of Commerce and VisitNorman. On Friday evening, June 9th, at the Oklahoma Memorial Union, the Best Paper Awards for the 2016 issue of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research BCERC Proceedings will be announced. The Best Paper Award Sponsors are: The Babson College Bertarelli Family Award for The Best Paper on the Topic of Family Entrepreneurship; The Ewing Marion Kauffman Emerging Scholar Award; The Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) Award for The Best Paper on the Topic of Public Policy; The G. Dale Meyer Award for The Most Relevant Research in Social Entrepreneurship; The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for The Best Paper on a General Topic of Entrepreneurship and The Oregon State University Best Paper Award for the best paper on the topic of Ethics in Entrepreneurship. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research BCERC Proceedings (FER) contains summaries of the presented papers, and the abridged papers of the selected top 40 papers. FER is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship, representing research from institutions from around the globe. Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. This news release was issued on behalf of Newswise(TM). For more information, visit http://www.newswise.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-university-of-oklahoma-michael-f-price-college-of-business-to-host-37th-annual-babson-college-entrepreneurship-research-conference-300459353.html
News Article | May 15, 2017
National Life’s Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Mehran Assadi chairman of the board, effective immediately. Assadi has served as president and CEO of the company since 2009. He will retain those titles as he also assumes the chairmanship. He succeeds Thomas H. MacLeay, a former president and CEO who has served as chairman since 2002. MacLeay will remain on the nine-member Board as the lead director. The unanimous election of Assadi by the Board of Directors followed the annual meeting on May 12, 2017. “Mehran has transformed our company,” said MacLeay. “We are now on the launching pad for a really remarkable future.” “It has been my great privilege to lead National Life,” said Assadi. “I am honored and humbled to be asked to now lead the board as well.” Assadi joined National Life in September 2003. Two years later he was appointed the company’s president of Life and Annuity. In 2009 he succeeded MacLeay as president and chief executive officer. Assadi has led major growth in sales of National Life’s life and annuity products and worked to build a culture of collaboration, engagement and empowerment among employees. Before joining National Life Group Assadi served as chief marketing officer and chief information officer at Provident Mutual in Newark, Delaware. Before that he served as executive vice president, chief marketing officer and chief information officer at Provident Mutual in Newark, Delaware. Previously he served for 16 years in various senior positions with United States Fidelity and Guaranty of Baltimore. A graduate of Towson University, Assadi has a Master's in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. Assadi and his wife Janet have three sons, Anthony, Jordan, and Ryan MacLeay joined National Life in 1976 as a security analyst, rapidly advancing through the management ranks and serving in pivotal positions at critical times in the company’s growth and expansion. He became president and chief operating officer in 1996; in 2002 he was named chief executive officer and chairman of the Board. He stepped down as president and CEO in 2008. National Life’s sales growth has made it the fastest growing life insurance company in America during the past 10 years among all life insurance companies with individual life sales of at least $50 million in 2006.* In industry rankings maintained by LIMRA, the company has climbed from being the 32nd largest life insurance company in 2011 to the 18th largest company in 2016 for individual life insurance sales. National Life Group has been based in Montpelier, Vermont, since the chartering of National Life Insurance Company in 1848. It has more than 1,000 employees divided between campuses in Montpelier and Dallas, Texas. At National Life, our story is simple: For more than 168 years we’ve worked hard to deliver on our promises to millions of people with our vision of providing peace of mind in times of need. It’s our cause, stemming from a deep passion to live our values to do good, be good and make good, every day. Learn more at NationalLife.com. National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, founded in Montpelier, Vt., in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, Texas, chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.
News Article | April 17, 2017
E Squared C, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jimmy Sansi, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Netware Administrator (CNA), has joined the firm as Systems Engineer—widening the breadth of experts on the E Squared C team. E Squared C provides comprehensive IT Management ranging from high-level systems analysis to fundamental IT support for small- and medium-sized businesses. Seth Griffin, General Manager for E Squared C, Inc., commented, “We are delighted to bring Jimmy on board as Systems Engineer. His extensive experience as acting IT manager, architect, and systems engineer for dozens of companies gives him an edge in helping our clients imagine and implement streamlined technical solutions to their business problems.” Mr. Sansi brings a wide range of technical skills and knowledge to the E Squared C team, including expertise in a variety of applications and programs such as Windows Servers, IBM i, VMware vSphere, Linux, Cisco Routers and Firewalls, Meraki and Ruckus Wireless, Remote Desktop Services, MS SQL, SharePoint, and Office 365. As a Management Information Systems (MIS) Manager at Labcon in Petaluma, California, Mr. Sansi re-engineered the network, virtualized servers, transitioned to cloud services, and implemented new software that improved business systems to achieve nearly 100% uptime in an always-on 24/7 environment. As a Customer Engineer for mindSHIFT, he planned, designed, and implemented major Windows server, virtualization, wireless, and network infrastructure projects—and frequently solved escalated problems that level I and level II engineers couldn’t fix. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Sansi has worked in the IT field with increasing levels of responsibility, moving from Support Technician to System Administrator, then from MIS Manager to Customer Engineer, and now landing at E Squared C as Systems Engineer. His education has included computer science work in college classes, online courses in project management, and training in APICS CPIM supply chain and operations management. In his past positions, he has specialized in engaging business teams and helping them identify issues and needed enhancements—and then implementing customized solutions that automate those business processes. Since joining E Squared C, Mr. Sansi restructured the virtual servers for their client R.O. Anderson Engineering, creating a true High Availability cluster. By setting up VMWare High Availability on the servers, he created failsafe redundancy that allows the business to keep running even when a physical server goes down. By recycling old equipment, he also saved the client the cost of additional servers. Now, at R.O. Anderson, the chance of a service outage caused by failed server hardware has been eliminated. Mr. Sansi enjoys the changing and ever evolving landscape of Information Technology Management. He finds that the challenge of keeping up in this dynamic field makes the work “fresh and interesting.” Originally from Santa Rosa, Mr. Sansi works from E Squared C’s new office in Reno, Nevada, located at 140 West Huffaker Lane, Suite 507. From on the ground IT management services to virtual machines, back-ups, and cloud computing, E Squared C has a history of providing innovative, cost-effective IT solutions that create efficiencies and cut costs. As a managed service provider, E Squared C provides clients with the same access and expertise of an internal team of IT employees certified in multiple fields—but at a lower overall cost. To accomplish this, E Squared C leverages the skills of its IT professionals with software platforms that provide additional network and endpoint monitoring and management capabilities. E Squared C’s adaptive internal business process aligns the client’s site infrastructure, allowing early detection and proactive intervention prior to network or endpoint failure—reducing or eliminating downtime and increasing overall productivity.
News Article | May 4, 2017
Romeu will represent more than 80+ speakers from a variety of countries, backgrounds and experiences to share their knowledge of CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience. The series of workshops, keynotes, and interactive sessions will focus on delivering actionable insights as to what it means to be a capable, mature organization. Attendees will gain take away, ready-to-use resources and tools from industry experts to utilize with their organization, as well as the chance to share best practices and business challenges with their peers during networking opportunities. The conference is designed to connect with global business leaders dedicated to achieving a competitive edge by streamlining their capabilities. Greg Williams, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA will provide the opening keynote presentation. "I am extremely excited to participate as an industry presenter at Capability Counts 2017. To be surrounded by so many thought leaders from around the world is truly an honor. I look forward to leading the session on 'CMMI Methodologies and the Courts' and how it applies in the Government sector by sharing our experience with the Orange County Clerk of Courts and how we helped them resolve their process improvement challenge. We will highlight the applicable process areas and how we successfully applied CMMI as an effective solution," says Romeu. With more than twenty years of Project Management and Process Improvement experience, Romeu has successfully built her business by right-sizing solutions for her clients. She founded Alluvionic in 2013 to help businesses achieve their process and system implementation goals, implementing a portfolio of best in class project management tools and proven techniques. Applying her comprehensive knowledge of Project Management, Romeu and her team have effectively led extensive enterprise Process Improvement, CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration), PMO (Project Management Office) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementations. In 2015, she added engineering capabilities to her portfolio diversifying and rapidly accelerating the business. Romeu is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters in Management Information Systems. She is a PMP (Project Management Professional), a Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a Leadership Brevard graduate. Romeu has served on several boards throughout the country including APICS, Fourth Shift ERP User's Groups and Tourette Association of America Florida Chapter. For more information about Capability Counts 2017, please visit http://cmmiinstitute.com/conferences. Founded in 2013, Alluvionic is a solutions provider that services clients through project management, process improvement, and engineering product design. We help companies learn and implement Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®), to enable companies to receive an accreditation often required for government projects. Visit the website at www.alluvionic.com for more information. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wendy-romeu-to-speak-at-cmmi-capability-counts-2017-300451883.html
News Article | February 21, 2017
CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1ST Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY), parent company of 1ST Constitution Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has increased the size of the Board from nine to ten members, effective March 1, 2017, and has elected William J. Barrett to serve as a director, effective as of March 1, 2017, to fill the vacancy on the Board resulting from the increase in the size of the Board. Mr. Barrett is an experienced business and technology risk management executive with significant strategic and operational leadership responsibilities throughout his 38 year career with Ernst & Young LLP. His leadership experience includes serving as Ernst & Young LLP’s Information Technology Risk and Assurance Leader for the Americas Financial Services Organization and serving on Ernst & Young LLP’s Information Technology Risk and Assurance Executive Council and Global Risk Committee. Mr. Barrett, who is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and California and a Certified Risk Professional from Bank Administration Institute, retired from Ernst & Young LLP on June 30, 2016. Since September 2008, Mr. Barrett has served on the Board of Trustees of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. During his tenure, he has served on the Governance, Finance and Audit, Institutional Advancement, Student Development and Honors Committees. In addition, Mr. Barrett currently serves on the LeMoyne College Madden School Advisory Board, Accounting Advisory Board and Management Information Systems Advisory Board. Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (where he was a former Director of the Los Angeles chapter). “We are pleased to have Bill bring his wealth of knowledge in accounting, information technology and risk management to our Board,” said Charles S. Crow, III, Chairman of the Board of 1ST Constitution Bancorp. Mr. Crow added, “We look forward to Bill joining our Board and providing us with his insights and vast experience as a proven executive.” 1ST Constitution Bancorp, through its primary subsidiary, 1ST Constitution Bank, operates 19 branch banking offices in Cranbury (2), Fort Lee, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Jamesburg, Lawrenceville, Perth Amboy, Plainsboro, Rocky Hill, West Windsor, Princeton, Rumson, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, Little Silver and Asbury Park, New Jersey. 1ST Constitution Bank also operates four residential mortgage loan production offices in Forked River, Flemington, Jersey City and Somerset, New Jersey. 1ST Constitution Bancorp is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol “FCCY” and can be accessed through the Internet at www.1STCONSTITUTION.com. The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, relationships, opportunities, taxation, technology and market conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may,” “will,” or similar statements or variations of such terms. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in the direction of the economy in New Jersey, the direction of interest rates, effective income tax rates, loan prepayment assumptions, continued levels of loan quality and origination volume, continued relationships with major customers including sources for loans, a higher level of net loan charge-offs and delinquencies than anticipated, bank regulatory rules, regulations or policies that restrict or direct certain actions, the adoption, interpretation and implementation of new or pre-existing accounting pronouncements, a change in legal and regulatory barriers including issues related to compliance with anti-money laundering and bank secrecy act laws, as well as the effects of general economic conditions and legal and regulatory barriers and structure. 1ST Constitution Bancorp assumes no obligation for updating any such forward-looking statements at any time, except as required by law.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Passport, the leader in parking and transit technology systems, today announced Michael Scully has joined the Passport team as the company’s Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Scully will oversee the company’s product, marketing, and design teams, bringing deep domain experience in mobile, advanced marketing analytics, and product development to the company. Passport is the global leader in mobile payment technology for parking and transit, powering the apps for large cities like Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and Miami. In December 2016, Passport acquired mobile pay provider ParkX and will soon be expanding into Europe with the company’s ParkRight app launch in Westminster. The industry-leading company continues to attract top talent in the technology space, including the recent addition of Scully. Prior to Passport, Scully held leadership roles at Virgin Mobile, Nokia, 2ergo/SoundBite (now part of Genesys), and Skookum. Scully holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida, a Specialization in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management in both Marketing and Strategy. “By reimagining the transit and parking experience, Passport has the potential to impact millions every day in partnership with smart cities and universities around the world. Despite extraordinary growth to date, we are just beginning this journey, and I am very excited to join this talented team of innovators,” said Scully. Scully’s addition to the Passport team will continue to push how the company reimagines the modern transit and parking experience. Scully’s expertise in mobile and data-driven marketing will further enhance the user experience on all Passport platforms. “We’re delighted to welcome Michael Scully to the Passport management team. His leadership background in mobile experiences, marketing technology, and strategic planning make him the perfect fit as our CPO. Michael will be an integral part of Passport’s enhanced mobile experience in the years to come and we could not be more excited to have him come on board,” said Bob Youakim, CEO at Passport. Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients. Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit http://www.passportinc.com.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Ronald W. Maestas Has Been Recognized as a 2017 Strathmores Whos Who Professional of the Year Dr. Ronald W. Maestas, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has recently been recognized as a 2017 Professional of the Year by Strathmores Whos Who for his outstanding contributions and achievements in field of Management Information Systems. Ronald W. Maestas is a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. Dr. Maestas received Bachelor and Master Degrees at Adams College, an Ed.D. from Arizona State University, and completed Post-Doctoral at the University of Minnesota, Indiana University. Dr. Maestas is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Global Distinction Award from the International Biographical Research Institute; he is an Inductee to the California Hispanic Sports & Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame. Dr. Maestas has received the Lifetime Award in Recognition of Devoted Dedication and Contributions to Fray Angelico C. Chavez Chapter, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. He is the author of numerous publications and is a member of ACM, the U.S. Racquetball Association, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Data Processing Management Association, the Colorado Hispanic Genealogy Society, the Colorado Genealogy Society, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society. In his leisure time he enjoys racquetball and gold and silver metalsmithing. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Strathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession. Las Vegas, NM, February 28, 2017 --( PR.com )-- About Ronald W. MaestasRonald W. Maestas is a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. Dr. Maestas received Bachelor and Master Degrees at Adams College, an Ed.D. from Arizona State University, and completed Post-Doctoral at the University of Minnesota, Indiana University. Dr. Maestas is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Global Distinction Award from the International Biographical Research Institute; he is an Inductee to the California Hispanic Sports & Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame. Dr. Maestas has received the Lifetime Award in Recognition of Devoted Dedication and Contributions to Fray Angelico C. Chavez Chapter, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. He is the author of numerous publications and is a member of ACM, the U.S. Racquetball Association, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Data Processing Management Association, the Colorado Hispanic Genealogy Society, the Colorado Genealogy Society, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society. In his leisure time he enjoys racquetball and gold and silver metalsmithing.About Strathmore’s Who’s WhoStrathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
News Article | March 2, 2017
BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of eDiscovery, forensic and attorney review services to corporations and law firms, announces the appointment of John Munro as Vice President of National Markets. The move highlights Blackstone's continued commitment to supporting its clients through domestic and global expansions while delivering the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions in the industry. Mr. Munro has more than 17 years of experience building organizations dedicated to the principal of delivering exceptional customer value. His breadth of experience includes strategic Computer Forensics, Information Governance and Litigation Readiness, eDiscovery consulting and services, and expert witness testimony. This diverse skill set grants Mr. Munro the ability to guide clients through reducing their risk and costs when responding to investigations and eDiscovery obligations. His dedication to delivering the optimal solutions and information has made him a valued partner in his many long-term client relationships. "John's proven track record of building service and software offerings that focus on reducing costs and increasing defensibility is well-established," said BlackStone's CEO and Founder, John Kelly, "We know that his experience will further solidify Blackstone's position as the preeminent provider of eDiscovery solutions. John's focus on customer success, pricing predictability, and risk-reducing automation is unsurpassed in the industry, and a perfect fit with the BlackStone objective." Prior to joining BlackStone Mr. Munro was Vice President of Managed Services Operations at Discovia, where he focused on designing and implementing eDiscovery and litigation readiness solutions for many cutting edge technology companies and top law firms. For 10 years prior, Mr. Munro was a critical component of the organic, client-supported growth of Orange Legal Technologies. As COO of OrangeLT, he led by empowering the company's most critical assets, its employees, to create their own success. After completing his BA in Management Information Systems from Washington State University, Mr. Munro began his initial foray into eDiscovery by building custom eDiscovery software, which led to a role at Lighthouse eDiscovery where he facilitated the company's rebranding and entrance into the eDiscovery market. BlackStone's President, Derek Duarte, highlighted the synergy created by this new engagement, saying, "John was a perfect fit with what we are accomplishing on a day-to-day basis here at BlackStone. We pride ourselves in that all of our employees are not only subject matter experts in their position, but they are also experienced and well-versed in the language and challenges of either the eDiscovery industry or the legal world. John is a dynamic and trusted client partner, but he is also a practiced eDiscovery professional who can understand an organization's needs and develop a relationship that empowers them to succeed." Mr. Munro will be responsible for establishing additional Regional Offices to accelerate Blackstone Discovery's eastward expansion. Mr. Munro will also be involved in enhancing BlackStone's Advanced Document Review Group, assuring every client gets the most cost-effective and defensible document production results available. And he will continue his focus on advising clients about the legal and technology-based solutions best suited to address their overall information governance, litigation readiness, and eDiscovery needs. About BlackStone Discovery BlackStone Discovery is the premier partner for information governance, e-discovery, and document review services to leading technology company's and law firms. Its Rapid Response Methodology™ ensures adaptable frameworks and a "quick-start" to keep clients in control as their requirements change. BlackStone Discovery delivers end-to-end litigation support and information governance services, maximizing results with zero surprises. For more information please contact BlackStone's marketing team at (650) 331-3000.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Peterson will drive Andesa’s technology strategy in alignment with the business objectives which includes responsibility for application development practices, technology solutions, systems architecture and operations. “Roy’s commitment to customer service excellence and emphasis on building an employee environment for growth aligned with Andesa’s beliefs, while his hands-on experience with virtualization, cloud, mobility, vendor management, database administration, security and recovery align well with Andesa’s key strategic technology imperatives,” noted Ron Scheese, Andesa President & CEO. "His unique combination of management experience, advanced technology leadership and business acumen will be a great addition to the Andesa team." Throughout his career Peterson has held positions of increased responsibility, including growing from the Director of Data Services to Vice President of E-Business and most recently, he served as Vice President of IT Strategy and Planning over an 18+ year tenure with the publicly-traded Cendant/Realogy Corporation in Madison NJ. Roy’s recent responsibility included providing application support, datacenter management and help desk support for over 12,000 employees and 48,000 agent users. “I was seeking a values-based organization where I could make an impact,” said Peterson. "I am excited to join the Andesa team and help leverage the technological investment to drive higher performance into the future.” Peterson holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University in New York, is an active member in the Society of Information Management (NJ Chapter) and the Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT). Roy is a Board of Directors member for the Spina Bifida Resource Network, a not-for-profit based in Flemington, NJ. Andesa began as a pioneer in the field of COLI/BOLI policy administration. Today more than 30 years later, Andesa provides comprehensive, integrated policy administration, plan administration and support solutions for life insurance and annuity carriers and producers. Partnered with numerous insurance companies (including 7 of the top 13 life and annuity carriers) along with several top distributors and producers, Andesa’s integrated approach to insurance and plan administration results in efficiency gains, reduced hardware costs, mitigated compliance risk and improved market response. This comprehensive suite of services is offered in a secure, private cloud environment. The Company’s highly-experienced team of U.S.-based professionals offers a true extension to a client’s business, providing insurers and producers—large and small—with administrative support for complex product and plan offerings.