The Hackett Group and Civic Initiatives, LLC Announce Strategic Agreement

January 16, 2024
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Miami, FL and Austin, TX – January 16, 2024 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and Civic Initiatives, LLC, today announced an agreement to foster a collaborative business relationship aimed at driving mutual growth and innovation in the field of public procurement. This agreement establishes a strategic alliance between Civic Initiatives and The Hackett Group® – two industry leaders known for their expertise in benchmarking, consulting and advisory services. The agreement seeks to explore synergies in the public sector, providing clients with enhanced capabilities and a wider range of solutions.

Dustin Lanier, founder and principal consultant of Civic Initiatives, expressed enthusiasm about the alliance, stating, “We are excited to embark on a deep relationship with The Hackett Group to deliver greater impact on public sector and higher education procurement. By infusing Civic’s assessment expertise in public procurement with The Hackett Group’s benchmarking capabilities, we can expect to offer unparalleled insights and value to our clients.”

The Hackett Group Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader Chris Sawchuk also shared his optimism, saying, “The partnership with Civic Initiatives opens up exciting opportunities to leverage our expertise in benchmarking and advisory services. Together, we aim to bring innovative solutions to public procurement challenges and create lasting impact.”

The Alliance Agreement between Civic Initiatives and The Hackett Group establishes that Civic Initiatives will leverage selected benchmarking capabilities in their assessment project tools, and that in turn The Hackett Group will invite Civic into public sector opportunities it sources.  Collectively, this is expected to bring expanded ability to measure and improve performance for the clients of both firms.

About The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) is a leading benchmarking, research advisory and strategic consultancy firm that enables organizations to achieve Digital World Class® performance.

Drawing upon our unparalleled intellectual property from more than 25,000 benchmark studies and our Hackett-Certified® best practices repository from the world’s leading businesses – including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 93% of the Fortune 100, 73% of the DAX 40 and 52% of the FTSE 100 – captured through our leading benchmarking platform Quantum Leap® and our Digital Transformation Platform, we accelerate digital transformations, including enterprise cloud implementations.

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