SOURCE: Symphony Services

Symphony Services

November 18, 2009 08:55 ET

Symphony Services Appoints Lee C. Fields as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Industry Veteran to Execute Aggressive Global Client Growth Strategy for the World's Top Ranked Software Product Engineering Outsourcing Specialist

PALO ALTO, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Symphony Service Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, today announced that Lee C. Fields has joined the company as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Fields will create and execute against a global client strategy designed to expand Symphony Services' leadership position across key markets including ISVs, companies with embedded software in their products and software-enabled businesses. Fields joins Symphony Services from Wipro, where he served as Senior Vice President of Global Programs, directing a team responsible for 'prospect through transition' of large, complex, multi-tower outsourcing engagements in excess of $100 million total contract value.

At Symphony Services, which the analyst firm Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, recently named number one in maximizing the effectiveness of product R&D organizations, Fields will leverage his in-depth experience to expand the leadership position the company has established in high-growth product sectors including healthcare, telecommunications, energy, retail, consumer electronics and financial services. The company's growth continues to be fueled by its pioneering efforts to change the way clients work with product engineering services companies by delivering outcome certainty aligned with clients' business goals. The Zinnov ranking is just the latest in a series of number one rankings Symphony Services has received from analysts covering the sector.

"In Symphony Services I see the leading service specialist in the rapidly growing software product engineering sector, one that is committed to delivering business outcomes to its clients," said Fields. "From improving product line profits to raising customer satisfaction, or increasing product innovations that lead to new sources of revenue, Symphony Services is willing to align its efforts with the business success of its clients. It is no longer just about rates and resources, it's about success, and I'm looking forward to expanding our client partnerships worldwide."

Prior to joining Symphony Services, Fields also held senior executive, sales and marketing roles at the high-profile global companies Mercer Management Consulting, IBM and North America-focused Infocrossing. He was also a founding member of AnswerThink, Inc., a provider of technology-based business transformation solutions.

"Welcoming Lee to our team marks not just the addition of a talented executive and leader, but also makes clear to clients that our singular focus on outsourced software product engineering linked to business outcome certainty attracts the 'best and brightest' to this company," said Gordon Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Services. "As the leading specialist, not a diversified IT services firm, our clients get what they sign up for: unparalleled innovation and predictability of costs, schedules and quality of the outsourced engineering process. We're confident that Lee's experience and skill will continue to advance our leadership position in the market."

About Symphony Services:

Symphony Service Corp. is the only global specialist providing software product engineering outsourcing services that enable clients to achieve outcome certainty. ISVs, software-enabled businesses, and companies whose products contain embedded software partner with Symphony Services to achieve their business goals: from improving product line revenue to raising customer satisfaction, increasing product innovations and reducing time-to-market. The company helps clients drive unparalleled innovation while bringing predictability to costs, schedules and quality of the outsourced engineering process. Symphony Services' capabilities across the full product development lifecycle maximize the ROI for client engineering organizations while delivering market-leading products in Telecom, Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Financial Services and Internet Commerce.

The company's risk-reward partnership models and focus on transparent, metrics-driven value delivery ensures complete alignment with clients' business and R&D objectives. Utilizing an approach centering on a repeatable, industrialized process that drives productivity across all client engagements while insuring business outcomes, Symphony Services is helping its clients successfully release over 1,200 software products annually. Leveraging the product DNA and superior intellect of its people, the company's approach leads to superior engineering on-time, on-budget, outcome certainty delivered. Symphony Services is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with facilities in North America, India, Europe and China. For more information, please visit

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