SOURCE: Revel Consulting

Revel Consulting

March 11, 2010 10:00 ET

Revel Consulting Hires Former Microsoft Director to Drive New Business and Ensure Client Success

Management, Business Development Veteran to Help Firm Continue Strong Growth

KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  Revel Consulting (, a Kirkland, Washington based business management consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Leslie Rissberger as Consulting Director. A former director at Microsoft, Rissberger is a management and business development veteran with more than 25 years experience in new business growth, operations and IT systems development, specializing in leading organizations through expansion, mergers, and acquisitions. As Consulting Director, she will oversee and ensure the success of Revel's existing client engagements, assist in growing the firm's business to new industries, and drive professional development opportunities for the firm's consultants.

"Leslie's deep industry experience in business development positions us for continued success. Her passion for working in an entrepreneurial environment fits perfectly with Revel's approach to the industry," said Brett Alston, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Revel. "Leslie will play a crucial role in supporting our consultants as we continue to expand into new industries and new geographic markets."

Rissberger comes to Revel with more than 25 years of senior management and business development experience in the high technology, software and financial services industries. Leslie began her career as a manager and business analyst at PricewaterhouseCooper and, later, as Chief Financial Officer for Books on Tape, Inc., now a division of Random House. She also worked for Microsoft for nearly a decade, holding a number of senior management positions including Director of Business Development -- Interactive Media Division, Director of Venture Integration for acquisitions, and Director of Corporate Leadership. Most recently, Leslie was an independent business consultant specializing in acquisitions, as well as operational, financial and leadership topics for leading companies like Microsoft.

"I was drawn to Revel by their unique approach to an industry that is in need of new ideas," said Rissberger. "Revel has built a team of dynamic entrepreneurs ready to take the company to the next level and I look forward to helping lead us there."

Leslie is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business.

About Revel Consulting

Revel Consulting ( is a leading business management consulting firm founded on the belief that client success is achieved through PURE Consulting -- reduced barriers between great minds and great opportunities. Revel's consultants are given the tools, authority, responsibility, and ownership to solve complex challenges with smart, efficient and proven processes. Based in Kirkland, Washington, Revel was founded by Joseph Sedmak, who later added industry veterans Vikas Kamran and Brett Alston as co-founders. This innovative trio saw the market opportunity created by the fracturing of the large consulting firms and the need for nimble, mid-sized firms able to meet the needs of clients. Revel provides business solutions across industries such as high technology, software, healthcare, insurance, retail, telecommunications and engineering. In 2009, Revel was named to Inc. Magazine's Top 500 list as the fastest growing private company in Washington State, the fastest growing company in the nation's "Business Services" sector and the 34th fastest nationwide. In 2009, Revel was also recognized by Seattle Business Monthly as one of Washington State's "100 Best Companies To Work For."

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