SOURCE: Slalom Consulting

June 10, 2008 12:00 ET

Slalom Consulting Appoints Managing Director for Portland's Management Consulting Practice

Consulting Industry Veteran Kory Kimball Selected to Accelerate Slalom's Presence and Leadership in Portland

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Slalom Consulting, ranked one of the best consulting firms to work for in the U.S., today announced the addition of Kory Kimball to its leadership team. In his new position as managing director, Kimball will lead the management consulting practice for the Portland office, which also serves as the firm's national hub for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) capabilities. Kimball brings extensive experience in business and financial consulting to this growing market.

Kimball's responsibilities at Slalom will include overseeing Portland's management consulting practice, and further establishing Slalom's presence in the market. For the remainder of 2008, Kimball will be directing his energy in partnering with clients to make them successful by focusing on their processes and technologies as well as recruiting local talent to strengthen the Portland team.

"The Portland market has significant potential for Slalom's continued growth, which made the managing director position an important role to fill for this office," said Brian Jacobsen, general manager of Slalom Consulting for the Pacific Northwest. "We were looking for a candidate who could embrace Portland's innovative and community-driven spirit, while staying focused on the bottom line. Through his experience, remarkable leadership skills and deep roots in the Portland market, Kory has demonstrated that he is a perfect fit for Slalom's culture and business model."

Kimball previously served as the vice president of Client Services for WebTrends Inc., where he oversaw the company's professional services, education services and global support personnel. In addition to rebuilding WebTrends' culture with a special emphasis on realigning core company values and improving the customer experience, Kimball doubled the annual revenue run rate for a major product line within a five month period.

"Slalom's one-of-a-kind local model, backed by the most talented consultants in the industry makes it easy to see why the firm has experienced monumental success over recent years," Kimball said. "In Portland, our team is committed to excellent results through delivering the broad services that have been so successful in other markets, which will lead to substantial growth and deeper client relationships in the coming year."

About Slalom Consulting

Slalom Consulting (www.slalom.com) is a national business and technology consulting firm, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle. Following its motto, "Business is a Race. Win it." Slalom's services range from broad areas including project and program management, business process improvement, and software development, to specialized solutions such as ERP, business intelligence, CRM and more. As a winner of Consulting Magazine's "Top Ten Firms to Work For," Slalom is best known for its highly-experienced, locally-based teams and consultants who consistently take client projects from strategy through successful implementation. In addition to Seattle, Slalom has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Portland, San Francisco and Southern California.

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