SOURCE: Geniant

February 05, 2007 10:45 ET

7-Eleven President and CEO Joseph DePinto Appointed to Geniant Board of Directors

Brings Extensive Retail Industry Experience and Insight

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Geniant, a leading IT strategy and services consulting firm, today announced that Joseph M. DePinto has joined its board of directors. DePinto is the President and CEO for 7-Eleven, the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry.

"We are honored and delighted to add Joe to Geniant's board at this time of rapid expansion for the company," said David Lancashire, Chairman and CEO, Geniant. "To continue to meet the needs of major multinational corporations, it is vital that we get feedback on how our service offerings should evolve over time. CEOs like Joe provide insight into the opportunities and threats facing multinational corporations and the factors driving their success."

"Retail leaders are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition," said Joseph DePinto. "Building a collaborative workplace that enables real-time access to in-store data is one way to be aware of the changing needs of customers. I am excited to be involved with a company that is actively addressing these types of issues."

Prior to joining 7-Eleven, DePinto was President of GameStop Corp. where he helped lead the acquisition of Electronics Boutique to create the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. He has also held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc., and was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thornton Quick Café and Market. DePinto is also currently a Director of OfficeMax.

About Geniant

Geniant is a leading information technology consulting company that helps some of the world's largest organizations create agile, real-time businesses. The company's service offerings focus on putting in place an enterprise-class IT environment that makes global businesses more competitive. This is achieved over time, by architecting a more agile and better-connected application platform that leverages a centrally managed technical infrastructure. Geniant provides technology strategy, enterprise architecture, application development and integration, and server and desktop design and lifecycle management services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Houston, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Tulsa, and Kansas City, Geniant has been named to the prestigious list of Dallas 100 award winners three times and has been ranked third fastest growing technology company in the FastTech 50.

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