SOURCE: RAS & Associates

RAS & Associates

October 20, 2009 16:51 ET

Doug LaVelle Joins RAS & Associates

Doug LaVelle Brings Over 19 Years of Experience Advising Business and IT Executives to Achieve Their Strategic Objectives

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Doug LaVelle has joined RAS & Associates as a senior principal of their management consulting practice, the advisory firm said October 15, 2009. LaVelle is a member of the firm's strategy and business process practice and oversees all aspects of business development and client service. LaVelle, who has worked in strategy and Business / IT alignment throughout his career, most recently served as senior director of IS Contract Systems for Staples.

Rob Swanson, President and CEO of RAS & Associates, is tremendously excited about having LaVelle join the Denver office. "Having worked with both business and IT clients, Doug brings a rare balance of business acumen and IT knowledge that aligns both sides of the aisle. Doug's ability to work with clients to build a business-focused roadmap and strategic vision for IT helps the business gain valuable insight and serves as the foundation for trust between both organizations. Given the state of the economy and what we hear from the marketplace, we expect Doug to be quite busy in helping clients achieve their goals," stated Swanson.

LaVelle was named one of Computerworld's 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders for his role as Director of Business Relationship Management at Corporate Express. The 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders honors information technology (IT) executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managing and executing IT strategies.

RAS & Associates is a Denver based consulting firm built to identify, address, and resolve real business, operational, and sales challenges. RAS delivers strategic value to its clients by offering results-based management consulting to develop solutions that increase revenues and improve margins. We realize there is no "one size fits all." Our team is empowered to create individualized solutions for every client and project. We find the path to improvement starts with an open dialogue and a common understanding of your needs and challenges.

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