Friday, March 27, 2009

Keane Appoints Two Executive Vice Presidents to Enhance Client Management and Service Delivery in North America

Keane, Inc., a global services firm that specializes in optimizing IT investments, today announced that it has appointed two seasoned executives to manage the Company's sales, client management and service delivery functions in the U.S.

Bob Gray, who will be based in Atlanta, will serve as Executive Vice President, Global Services responsible for client management and service delivery in the South, Southwest and Western region of the U.S.

Jim Milde, who will be based in New York, will serve as Executive Vice President, Global Services responsible for client management and service delivery in the metro New York, Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.

Both Mr. Gray and Mr. Milde have also been named members of Keane's Executive Leadership Council and will report directly to Mani Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer of Keane.

Mr. Gray has spent his entire career in management consulting and information technology services serving in various client and practice leadership roles at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), Gemini Consulting, Ernst & Young Consulting, Capgemini, and BearingPoint. During his career, he developed and led some of the largest client relationships worldwide. He has led global and national merger and acquisition, supply chain, and IT practices and worked with clients across numerous industries. His international experience includes Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. His clients of note have included ABB, BellSouth, Blackstone, Bridgestone/Firestone, Citibank, Citrix, Elmer's Products, FedEx, Fluor Daniel, General Motors, Goodrich, Kimberly-Clark, Michelin, Southwest Airlines, Syngenta, United Airlines, and UPS. Bob is a graduate of Purdue University (BS, Industrial Engineering) and the University of Chicago (MBA, Financial Management) and he has been a frequent speaker, author and contributor to various publications. He serves at the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Swift School, a leading private school in Atlanta serving children with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

Mr. Milde started his career with Anderson Consulting and later held various executive leadership roles serving as COO and CIO with companies such as Random House, Pepsi Bottling, Sony Electronics and United Rentals. Most recently, he served as a principal at Summit Advisors focused on the evaluation and optimization of the supply chain and information technology functions for portfolio companies of various private equity firms. He received his Bachelor's from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Clarkson University. Jim is board member and advisor to various public and not for profit organizations.

"These appointments represent another step towards aligning our practices and organizational structure to address our clients' needs and provide the ability to take decisive actions on behalf of our clients. Both Bob and Jim also have significant experience with, and exposure to, the C-level of Fortune 100 companies, as well as substantial track records in Client Management and Sales. This is a key quality for us to accelerate growth in existing clients, develop new client wins and top line growth within North American-based global accounts," said Mani Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer of Keane. "Bob and Jim will provide valuable leadership and oversight throughout the organization to ensure the right level of collaboration, alignment, and general concentrated efforts on a global basis."

About Keane

Keane partners with businesses and government agencies to optimize IT investments by delivering exceptional operation, maintenance, and evolution of mission-critical systems and business processes. Keane helps clients realize the greatest value from their IT investments by leveraging an insider's hands-on understanding of the nuances and subtleties of their applications, processes and infrastructure making the recommendations we give more actionable, the work we do more pragmatic, and the results realized more measurable.

In business since 1965, Keane is an agile, midsized, full service IT services firm with headquartered in the United States and more than 13,000 employees globally. For more information on Keane's services, solutions, and locations, please visit

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