SOURCE: Slalom Consulting

November 24, 2008 15:57 ET

Two Degrees, LLC Appoints Mike Heffernan as Chief Financial Officer

Entrepreneurial CFO to Lead Financial Operations for Slalom Consulting, Two Degrees and Xversity

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Two Degrees, LLC, including Slalom Consulting, Two Degrees, and Xversity, announced the appointment of Mike Heffernan as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Heffernan will serve as a key member of the Company's executive team as they continue to expand nationally.

In this role, Mike Heffernan will lead financial operations for all Two Degrees brands with an emphasis on broadening the Company's finance and accounting capabilities. He will complement the Company's strong leadership as they strengthen their position as a recognized brand and leader in the markets they serve.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Mike to our team. As a long-term client, he brings a unique perspective to this lynchpin role," said President Tony Rojas. "We have grown over 30 percent this year and have experienced six consecutive years of high growth. Now is the time to bring on a financial expert that we know and trust, and who shares our spirit of entrepreneurialism, to ensure our continued success."

Heffernan, who most recently served as Co-President and CFO of Screenlife, brings more than 17 years of experience in finance, accounting and business development to Two Degrees. At Screenlife, an innovative gaming company that pioneered DVD games and created the hugely popular Scene It? franchise, Heffernan was a key force in driving revenue growth and product expansion across multiple gaming platforms, with games in nine languages, 28 countries and 50,000 retail locations worldwide.

"Since its inception, Two Degrees has maintained a strong spirit of creativity, drive and entrepreneurialism that I find very attractive and consistent with my own work personality," said Heffernan. "I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team in the newly created role of CFO as we shape business practices and strategy to drive the Company's continued success.

Heffernan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington School of Business, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991.

About Slalom

Slalom Consulting (www.slalom.com) is a national business and technology consulting firm, headquartered in Seattle. Following its motto, "Business is a Race. Win it." Slalom's services range from broad areas including program management, business process improvement, and software development, to specialized solutions such as Business Intelligence, ERP and Sarbanes-Oxley. Slalom is best known for its highly experienced, locally-based teams and consultants who consistently take client projects from strategy through successful implementation. In addition to Seattle, Slalom has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Portland, San Francisco and Southern California.

About Two Degrees

Two Degrees (www.twodegrees.com), is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the U.S., providing talented accounting and finance professionals on a project, interim and permanent basis. The highly skilled professionals help clients tackle complex accounting and finance projects and fill key roles within their organizations. Founded in 1993, Two Degrees has secured clients including Microsoft, AT&T, Ciba Vision, Expedia, Home Depot, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Office Max, Qwest, Safeco, US Airways and other Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. Headquartered in Seattle, Two Degrees has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Portland.

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