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Dachis Group

June 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Dachis Group Announces Aric Wood Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

Wood Adds Additional Operational Focus to Executive Team as Dachis Group Continues to Expand

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2011) - Dachis Group, the world's largest Social Business Consultancy, announced today the promotion of Aric Wood to Chief Operating Officer. The announcement follows the recent promotion of Peter Kim and Jen van der Meer, highlighting the company's commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team.

As Dachis Group continues to grow, Wood will play a pivotal role in the further integration of Dachis Group operating subsidiaries, and the continuing communication and delivery of the Dachis Group offerings to clients around the world. Prior to joining the Dachis Group executive team, Wood led XPLANE | Dachis Group as Managing Director.

"As a unified firm, it is crucial that we maintain consistency in our operating philosophy, our delivery capabilities, and our focus on attracting the world's best talent across our global operations," said Jeffrey Dachis, Dachis Group Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. "With our rapid growth, it is crucial we have someone dedicated to making sure that our firm is best positioned to help our clients to maximize the commitments they have made to Social Business Design and Social Business Intelligence. I'm energized knowing Aric Wood is that person."

"Dachis Group has become the world's largest Social Business Consultancy by leveraging design thinking, social media, and technology to drive breakthrough results for large global clients," said Wood. "I'm excited for the opportunity to support Dachis Group's global expansion as we continue to help leading companies make this organizational transformation."

Wood will work directly with the senior management of the company to lead the growing international firm, serving clients in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, and employing over 250 professionals in ten cities in five countries worldwide.

About Aric Wood

Aric Wood is Dachis Group's Chief Operating Officer. Aric joins Dachis Group's executive team from XPLANE | Dachis Group as Managing Director, where he managed strategy and operations. Aric also led the firm's business transformation practice, helping companies envision an improved future and define a strategy, roadmap, and campaign to execute breakthrough results.

With deep operating experience in general management and new product development, Aric has a keen interest in leveraging stakeholder insights to identify opportunities and drive innovation, and has appeared in publications and broadcasts including CNN, Business Week, and Inc. Magazine.

Aric is the Vice Chairman for the nonprofit Business for Culture and the Arts, and is an active promoter and speaker in support of the arts and its impact on culture and society.

Prior to joining XPLANE | Dachis Group, Aric worked as a management consultant with Bain & Co., and in various management positions with Intuit and He earned a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard University.

About Dachis Group

Dachis Group is the world's leading Social Business Consultancy.

Social Business Design is connecting with your customers + your workforce + your enterprise to create powerful business value. The company has developed a framework for Social Business Design by addressing organizational transformation across business systems, process, and culture. Through its three main Social Business practice areas, Social Business Strategy, Social Business Engagement, and Social Business Intelligence, Dachis Group helps large organizations become more connected and engaged with their constituents. Dachis Group also hosts a series of annual Social Business Summits around the world and operates the Social Business Council, the largest peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing community for active Social Business practitioners.

Dachis Group serves or has serviced clients including AT&T, BBC, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder, General Electric, HBO, Hewlett Packard, Nestlé, Target, and UBS.

Founded in 2008 by Jeffrey Dachis, the company offers services around the globe with offices in ten cities in five countries, employing over 250 professionals. Dachis Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Lincoln, Nebraska; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; St. Louis, Missouri; London, England; Sydney, Australia; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Madrid, Spain.

Dachis Group operates as Dachis Group; Archrival | Dachis Group; Headshift | Dachis Group; Stuzo | Dachis Group; XPLANE | Dachis Group; and The Social Business Council.

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