Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CIBER Taps Oracle Executive to Lead Operations in India

Vivek K. Marla, former Oracle vice president and head of Oracle Solution Services in India (Oracle SSI) – Oracle's global consulting organization, has joined CIBER's executive team as its Senior Vice President and President CIBER India, CIBER's primary global delivery center. Vivek brings 30 years of IT industry experience that has spanned the globe, running businesses in the U.S., Asia and Europe. For the past 20 years, Vivek has worked for Oracle Corporation in roles that have focused on driving transformational change, strategic focus, business development and talent management.

"Vivek has a proven track record of driving profitable growth through service excellence, client focus and highly differentiated services delivered globally," said Dave Peterschmidt, CIBER CEO. "Increasingly businesses are turning to global delivery to drive efficiency, support around-the-clock work, access talent and ensure business continuity. As a well-established IT leader who has already proven his ability to build a solid services delivery engine, we're confident Vivek will be a significant force in helping CIBER strengthen and grow our global delivery business."

In his tenure with Oracle SSI, Vivek developed a top-notch consulting organization, expanded it from 250 to more than 1,300, while simultaneously increasing the portfolio of services being offered by nearly 400 percent. In the past five years, he grew revenue by more than 300 percent and consistently overachieved on annual margin. He developed new markets for the organization in 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

"One of my proudest achievements with Oracle was building a loyal customer base and a strong committed workforce within Oracle SSI. I am pleased to be joining a company with a commitment to and reputation for client focus," Vivek said. "CIBER has consistently grown its Indian operations, opened a new center this year and is committed to delivering high-quality service with the best resources for the job."

Vivek joined CIBER effective January 2. He replaces Vice President Vir Bhanu, who has headed India operations since September, when Kote Raghurama, former President of CIBER India, left the business to pursue other interests. Vir Bhanu will continue to lead CIBER India's domestic business.

About CIBER, Inc.

CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit

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