September 20, 2007 12:14 ET

OpenAir Strengthens Professional Services Team, Promotes Two Senior Consultants to Vice President

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - OpenAir is happy to announce the promotion of Larry Goldberg and Tim Groves to Vice President, Professional Services.

"Larry and Tim have been steadily building a world-class services team," said Morris Panner, CEO of OpenAir. "As our business continues to support global enterprise clients, Larry and Tim bring the requisite experience and success to ensure our customers get the most out of our product. This is a wonderful development for all of our clients."

Larry Goldberg, VP, Professional Services

Larry Goldberg joined OpenAir in 2005, also serving as Director of Professional Services. Along with managing many complex and intricate deployments, Larry has been an integral part of OpenAir's sales process -- frequently consulting with prospects on how to best manage a large deployment and building the confidence needed to close many significant deals. In his new role, Larry will continue to provide highly valuable process optimization work for OpenAir's customers and prospects.

Prior to joining OpenAir, Larry held professional services organization management positions at several technology companies including Kana and Cambridge Technology Group. He also served as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Larry received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Timothy Groves, VP, Professional Services

Prior to his promotion, Tim had been a Director of Professional Services, having joined OpenAir in 2000. Over the years, Tim has led some of OpenAir's largest global deployments, and has logged hundreds of thousands of airline miles on behalf of OpenAir and its customers. Tim's responsibilities will continue to be focused on the more intricate technical aspects of our most complex deployments.

Before joining OpenAir, Tim spent 15 years working for Logica PLC, a London-based global technology consulting company. Initially working as an engineer, Tim advanced through managing projects and divisions working and living in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the United States. Clients included The UK Military, The London Stock Exchange, The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, France Telecom, Chase Bank and Fleet Bank. Latterly he was managing the billable project staff for the Financial Services division of Logica North America.

Tim received his B.Sc. (Eng) and ACGI in Computing Science from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

About OpenAir

Based in Boston, OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) software enables professional services firms to gain controls and insight on their financial best practices. OpenAir empowers executives to track projects, teams, and billable hours for improving employee utilization and to streamline project management. OpenAir Consulting provides both expert deployment advice on the OpenAir product as well as Services Best Practices Consulting as part of the OpenAir Optimize™ Services Program. Relying on a highly experienced team of former Bain, Accenture, Deloitte, Cambridge Technology Partners and Mercer consultants, OpenAir has developed comprehensive programs for both the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment paradigm as well as for the services vertical industries. OpenAir has helped leading services organizations across six continents increase profits through its subscription-based solution. For additional information, please visit

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