SOURCE: Lenati LLC

Lenati LLC

February 13, 2009 08:00 ET

Lenati Continues Growth With Top New Management Hire

Seattle-Based Firm Welcomes New Principal to Its Team

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) - Lenati LLC, the Seattle-based consulting firm, announced today that it has hired Kirk Johnson, a seasoned professional in consulting and channel strategy. Prior to joining Lenati as Principal, Johnson's recent roles included Director of Consulting Services at Hitachi Consulting and Vice President of Global Client Service at Jobster.com. His industry experience includes online, advertising, telecommunications, software and brewing.

"We are excited to add another key member to our management team," said Jennifer Winter, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lenati. "Kirk's industry and practice development experience will ensure our continued success at building a dynamic and rapidly growing company, as well as continuing to solve our clients' most pressing business challenges."

Johnson has worked with a variety of companies including Microsoft, AT&T Mobility, Nike, T-Mobile, Genentech, Starbucks and Verizon Wireless. His successes include designing & implementing solution sales strategies & models resulting in increased revenue, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction; driving customer segmentation strategies and building the corresponding tools to impact revenue and provide cross-sell/up-sell opportunities for existing customers; and building B2B sales and marketing strategies at multiple Fortune 500 companies.

"I am so excited to join such a dynamic and fast-growing company," said Johnson. "Jen and Kris have laid an excellent foundation here with a first rate team of consultants. This is an unparalleled opportunity to help expand Lenati's solution offerings and grow the business. I look forward to helping our clients succeed for years to come."

About Lenati

Lenati is a professional services firm offering strategic methods for clients to have meaningful connection with their customers in order to elevate performance, revenue, and market share. Lenati offers a variety of solutions to help companies effectively develop products and experiences that are invaluable to their customers. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Lenati is well-known for intellectual rigor, practiced expertise, and an uncanny ability to perceive and meet clients' needs. Lenati was founded as Vitalent Group in 2005 by Jennifer Winter and Kris Klein, former executives at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and Hitachi Consulting.

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