Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hitachi Consulting Managing Vice President David Rodman Named Top 25 Consultant

For the fifth consecutive year a member of the Hitachi Consulting leadership team has been named to the prestigious Top 25 Consultants list by Consulting Magazine. David Rodman, Hitachi Consulting Group Managing Vice President for Strategic Solutions, is the latest to be honored.

Hitachi Consulting is the business consulting and IT company of Hitachi Ltd. David Rodman joins this year’s list of Top 25 Consultants from other top firms, including A.T. Kearney, The Boston Consulting Group, IBM, Deloitte Consulting, KPMG, Booz & Company, Accenture and others. The award profiles strategists, technologists and management, ranking them among the most influential leaders in their industry. His inclusion follows other Hitachi Consulting winners, including Group Managing Vice President of Products, Stephen Brant; President and CEO, Phil Parr; and former President and CEO Michael Travis.

“It has been very exciting and gratifying to help build our strategic alliances practices and to experience the success that we have had. Our various practices have all experienced rapid growth and have matured into larger, well established global teams. Plus, given our strategy and direction, the journey is far from over. We will continue to grow and look for strategic acquisitions where appropriate to round out our solution offerings,” Rodman said.

Under Rodman’s leadership at Hitachi Consulting, in 2008 the strategic solutions practice, which includes Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle, experienced revenue growth of almost 20 percent. Also during 2008, the firm was named an SAP® Global Services Partner, strengthening its alliance with the enterprise software provider.

Rodman also guides the firm’s strategy with Microsoft, a vital alliance partner. It was the fastest growing practice in 2008 and recently received its fifth Microsoft Partner of the Year award.

Prior to 2008, Rodman led the firm’s Oracle practice driving growth of more than 750 percent in six years. This is now the firm’s largest practice and has been awarded four Titan awards by Oracle.

“It’s very rewarding to see David’s contributions recognized on such a high level,” said Parr, President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting. “He has been a tireless contributor to Hitachi Consulting. Without his dedication, and that of others, we would not be as successful as we are today.”

Rodman’s career spans more than 23 years helping global companies implement change for high performance and competitive advantage. He is adept at helping senior executives solve their most important business problems and exploit market opportunities by helping them become more market responsive. By doing so they can not only survive, but can take advantage of a business world where the pace of change and volatility continues to increase. Rodman’s work with Hitachi Consulting has included such clients as ProBuild Holdings and IHOP. Clients engaged with Hitachi Consulting through its strategic solutions also include Mary Kay and Oki Data.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Building the Market Responsive CompanySM

As Hitachi, Ltd.'s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement.

For more information, call 1.877.664.0010 or visit www.hitachiconsulting.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About Consulting Magazine

Consulting magazine is the only magazine to cover decision-makers at the world’s most influential consulting firms. Published six times a year by Kennedy Information, the magazine is available online at www.consultingmag.com. The magazine also sponsors a range of events throughout the year, which are often based on the magazine’s exclusive data of these firms.

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