BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE), a leading global management and technology consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Joni Kahn to the newly-created position of executive vice president of technology solutions.
Kahn's appointment adds further depth to a revamped senior management team committed to winning larger client engagements that deliver long-term operating results.
Kahn will be in charge of the technology solutions team and will be responsible for developing technology applications that can be leveraged across all of BearingPoint's industry sectors - public services, financial services and commercial services. She will be based in San Jose, Calif., and will report to Harry You, BearingPoint's chief executive officer.
"We go to market by individual sector, but the longer-term, higher-margin opportunities come from our ability to leverage our proprietary offerings across all industries," said You. "Joni's talents and experience will enable us to craft our technology strategy by working closely with our key alliance partners to develop technology solutions that address needs across the widest possible client base. What's more, her ongoing business relationships in Silicon Valley will bring new vigor to BearingPoint's presence there."
"I'm thrilled to be part of the new BearingPoint team," said Kahn. "There is a real opportunity to seize upon the demand for smart and tested technology applications as corporations across the globe continue to look for ways to increase productivity and efficiency."
"I look forward to working with Harry and his talented and experienced team in targeting and developing solutions that will set the pace for BearingPoint in the marketplace," she said.
Kahn was formerly senior group vice president for worldwide professional services for Business Objects, a business intelligence software maker based in San Jose, where she led the applications and solutions division that supported that company's transformation from a products company to an enterprise solutions company. A BearingPoint alumnus, Kahn served as executive vice president of the firm's hi-tech consulting practice in the 1990s where she was responsible for building the practice into a $400 million business over a period of three years.