SOURCE: Exigen Capital

June 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Onagh Ash Named as CEO of Exigen ELITE

Industry Veteran Brings Services Expertise to Exigen Capital Portfolio Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Transformational Private Equity fund Exigen Capital today announced the appointment of Onagh Ash as Chief Executive Officer of next-generation talent management solution provider Exigen ELITE. Ash, most recently a senior executive at HP, has more than 30 years of experience in technology with a focus on services.

"Onagh is a proven leader with deep professional services expertise," said Greg Shenkman, Managing Partner of Exigen Capital. "Her understanding of the unique needs of the talent-centric industries combined with her strong management experience will be critical to helping Exigen ELITE bring its innovative solution to market."

Ash has held senior-level positions with leading technology consulting organizations including HP Services, Mercury Interactive Global Services and BearingPoint. At HP Services, she was senior vice president, consulting and integration, guiding more than 20,000 employees in providing services to HP clients. Before joining HP, Ash was senior vice president of global services for Mercury Interactive, where she led an organization-wide effort to build and rejuvenate Mercury's global services and support offerings. At BearingPoint, she served as managing director (partner). In this position, she helped build the CME and Utility practice as well as the company's SAP practice. Earlier in her career, Ash held a variety of management, sales and services roles at Indus International, SAP America and Oracle, where she was at the forefront of introducing new offerings.

"Having experienced firsthand the challenges of getting the right people on the right assignments at the right time, I am excited to join Exigen ELITE and work to transform talent management in service organizations," said Ms. Ash. "I look forward to working closely with the Exigen ELITE and Exigen Capital teams to bring to market a visionary talent management solution."

In addition to her role as CEO of Exigen ELITE, Ash is also deeply involved in executive women's organizations and provides mentoring and guidance to underprivileged girls through the Silicon Valley chapter of Girls for a Change.

About Exigen ELITE and Exigen Capital

Exigen ELITE is developing a proprietary visionary talent management solution to solve the problem of placing the right talent on the right assignment at the right time.

Exigen Capital is a Private Equity fund that invests to transform necessary but non-differentiating business functions into independent, profitable businesses; as well as in the technology and execution capabilities required to effect transformation. Its offices are located in San Francisco, New York, and Zurich, Switzerland.

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