January 11, 2006
Miami, FL - January 11, 2006 - Answerthink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSR) a leading business and technology consulting firm, announced today the election of John R. Harris, 58, to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Harris is succeeding Mr. Jeffrey E. Keisling, an Answerthink board of director since 1999. Mr. Keisling is resigning from the Board to focus on his new position as Vice President, Corporate Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Wyeth, one of the world's largest research-driven pharmaceutical and health care product companies. The Board accepted Mr. Keisling's resignation and thanked him for his significant contribution to Answerthink over the last six years.
Mr. Harris has over 30 years of experience in the business and technology services industry with responsibilities spanning sales, marketing, business operations and mergers/acquisitions, as well as extensive international experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Most recently, Mr. Harris served as the CEO of Seven Worldwide and has also served as CEO with several privately held technology services companies. He was with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for over 25 years in various positions including Group Vice President and Corporate Officer.
"We are very pleased to welcome John to the Board of Directors," said Ted A. Fernandez, chairman and chief executive officer of Answerthink, Inc. "He brings extensive industry and global experience and I believe that he will be a great addition to our Board and will be an active and involved member."
Mr. Harris holds both a BBA and MBA from West Georgia University. He sits on the board of directors of Ventiv Health and Premiere Global Services, and over the years he has had extensive experience in other board positions with telecommunications, broadcast and technology service companies.
Answerthink, Inc. (www.answerthink.com) is a leading business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. By leveraging the comprehensive database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink's business and technology solutions help clients significantly improve performance and maximize returns on technology investments. Answerthink's capabilities include benchmarking, business transformation, business applications, business intelligence, and offshore application development and support. Founded in 1997, Answerthink has offices throughout the United States and in Europe and India.
The Hackett Group (www.thehackettgroup.com), a business process advisory firm and an Answerthink company, is a world leader in best practice research, benchmarking and advisory services that empower executives to achieve world-class enterprise performance. Only The Hackett Group empirically defines world-class performance in sales, general and administrative (SG&A) and supply chain activities with analysis gained through 3,300 benchmark studies over 13 years at nearly 2,000 of the world's leading companies.
The foundation of Hackett's benchmarks, transformation services, and membership-based advisory programs is our proprietary database of Hackett-Certified Practices, approaches which are proven to correlate with superior performance metrics. This unparalleled knowledge repository enables Hackett business advisors to provide data, advice, and strategic insight with a level of integrity and authority available nowhere else. As of this writing, Hackett clients comprise 96 percent of the Dow Jones Industrials, 77 percent of the Fortune 100 and 92 percent of the Dow Jones Global Titans Index.