SOURCE: Emptoris

Emptoris

August 10, 2011 23:00 ET

Emptoris Appoints Seasoned IT Executive Prashant Deshpande to Lead India Operations Expansion

Veteran IT Leader to Manage and Help Grow Emptoris' World-Class Global Delivery Organization in India

BURLINGTON, MA and PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Signaling the strategic expansion of its India-based operations, Emptoris, Inc. ("Emptoris"), a leading provider of strategic supply and contract management solutions, today announced the appointment of Prashant Deshpande as senior vice president and general manager, Emptoris Technologies India (ETI). Tasked with the management and growth of the company's world-class delivery organization in India, Deshpande will expand and oversee engineering, customer support and professional services in a co-located environment designed to deliver higher value to Emptoris' global customer base.

"Prashant's extensive hands-on experience and strategic understanding of both the U.S. technology market and the India base make him the ideal leader for our India operations," said Patrick D. Quirk, president and CEO of Emptoris. "He will be instrumental in recruiting the very best local talent and taking Emptoris to the next level of global delivery capabilities."

Bringing 30 years of experience in building and managing large global IT organizations at senior levels, Deshpande has previously spearheaded the transformations of large U.S. companies' India bases into world-class delivery organizations. Most recently, he served as the head of global services delivery for BMC Software, building and managing the company's offshore professional services organization in India, with solutions and service delivery to global customers. Prior to BMC Software, Deshpande was head of information systems & technology at Veritas/Symantec Software and previously served as general manager, enterprise systems management (strategic business unit) for Patni Computers. He also served as vice president of Citicorp, Capital Markets Technology, New York.

"Emptoris has built a solid foundation in India and I am excited to join the company and strategically expand this holistic global delivery organization into the next phase of maturity," said Deshpande. "I look forward to building on Emptoris' current success and delivering even higher value to our existing and future customers."

Deshpande earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in New York.

About Emptoris
Emptoris, Inc. is a world leader in strategic supply and contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk. The company's suite of award-winning and industry-recognized sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, services procurement and telecom expense management solutions are successfully used by Global 2000 companies. Emptoris is proud to partner with industry leaders such as American Express, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Syngenta and Vodafone. For more information, visit www.emptoris.com.

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