NEC Solutions establishes financial services division headed by VP Mark Huppert


NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced a new Financial Services Division (FSD) dedicated to serving the needs of the financial services market. Led by Vice President Mark Huppert, FSD offers business and technical consulting services to top-tier financial services companies. As a member of NEC's global financial services practice, FSD offers customers access to NEC's proven hardware and software, as well as a network for worldwide project deployments.

Building on his experience as vice president of NEC Solutions America's Open Mission Critical Solutions (OMCS) Division, Huppert will now spearhead the company's delivery of financial services consulting in North America. The practice utilizes portal, content management, data warehouse, Web services, and other leading-edge technologies to assist financial services companies in delivering new products to market while improving operational efficiencies.

"Since 2003, Mr. Huppert has aggressively driven NEC's software and systems integration efforts in North America. With the rising demand for NEC's expertise in the financial services industry, he will now concentrate on serving the specialized needs of this market," said Toshi Iwanami, president and chief executive officer of NEC Solutions America. "Throughout his 25 year career, Mr. Huppert has led numerous IT and business growth initiatives focused on streamlining operations and driving revenue in the financial services industry. Mr. Huppert brings the expertise and leadership to build a robust organization."

Demonstrating the company's commitment to the financial services industry, NEC Solutions America will be showcasing key integrated solutions for this market at the upcoming CeBIT America Conference, May 25-27 in New York.

"Launching a business unit dedicated to understanding and meeting the needs of the Financial Services market is an exciting progression in our business strategy and I am pleased to be a key part of that vision," said Mark Huppert, vice president, Financial Services Division of NEC Solutions America. "Financial services firms continually seek to leverage technology advances in offering new products and services to its customer base, faster and at less cost. NEC's technology and services offerings can make a significant impact in achieving this goal."

Huppert joined NEC Solutions America in June 2003 as head of the OMCS business unit, with the mission of bringing NEC's mission critical technologies and expertise to North America. Prior to joining NEC Solutions America, Huppert worked in the financial services industry for over two decades, both as an employee and consultant, including over 10 years at "Big 5" system integration firms where he directed large scale business improvement and system integration projects for world-class companies.

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