Philadelphia-area based, Return on Intelligence, Inc., an IT management consulting firm with deep experience leveraging knowledge and technology to help clients plan and execute core system transformations, announced its merger with Exigen Services, a global IT services company specializing in enterprise technology solutions, commercial software development and application outsourcing.
“The merger enables us to provide our customers with complete, robust and innovative transformation solutions that are unlike any other solution available today,” said Gordon Brooks, President and CEO of Return on Intelligence. He continued,“The skills and expertise found in each organization are a natural complement to one another. We specialize in the business vision and design of transformational solutions around I-SMAC (Internet-of-Everything, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud), and Exigen Services specializes in the implementation and management of large-scale IT transformation solutions.” Mr. Brooks, who has more than 30 years of IT services and software experience with companies including Oracle, Cambridge Technology Partners, Breakaway Solutions and Symphony Services, became the CEO of the merged companies.
Allan Frank, President of Management Consulting & CTO, stated,“We are living in an exciting time when companies must be responsive to the pervasive impact of so many business-altering and disruptive technologies.” He continued,“The merger gives us a more global reach, resources, partnerships and intellectual property all of which translate into actionable, bottom-line value to our clients.” With over 30 years’ experience, Mr. Frank is a long-standing technology veteran and high-profile leader in the IT industry. He was a member of the Board of Directors, Partner-in-Charge of Enabling Technologies consulting, and CTO for KPMG Peat Marwick. He was also the first CTO of the City of Philadelphia, and a founder, and President & CTO of Answerthink/The Hackett Group.
Jonathan Kalman, President of the Global Insurance Division, said,“The insurance industry is going through monumental change having to deal with the changing needs and expectations of consumers and businesses, fierce pressure on the bottom line, new technologies that are disruptive to the status quo and a legacy infrastructure that is costly to adapt.” He furthered,“Exigen Services has a long and successful history working with insurance clients in the US and internationally, and through this merger we will be able to deepen our ability to provide compelling solutions quickly and affordably to market. A physicist by training, Mr. Kalman has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, advanced analytics and IT services with companies such as IBM, Naviant and Breakaway Solutions. Most recently, he has focused on investing in software and services companies that provide compelling solutions to the insurance and financial services industry.
“Over the next few months, we will be changing the name of most of our global subsidiaries from Exigen Services to Return on Intelligence. It is critically important for us to keep the name of ‘Return on Intelligence’ because we are deeply aware that all core systems transformation initiatives must leverage enterprise intelligence in order to drive the deepest and most sustainable benefits for our clients,” concluded Mr. Brooks.
About Exigen Services
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Exigen Services (exigenservices.com) has approximately 1,300 employees with Centers of Excellence and a global network of delivery teams located across the United States, Northern and Eastern Europe, Russia, China and Australia. This global IT Company serves clients in the Insurance, Financial Services, Telecom and Media industries. Exigen Services combines an outcome-based delivery model, Enterprise Agile development and deployment practices, value-based project governance, and a semantic based platform to deliver on transformation objectives.
About Return on Intelligence
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Return on Intelligence, Inc. (returnonintelligence.com) is a management consulting and IT Services Company with deep experience leveraging knowledge and technology to help clients plan and execute core system transformations incorporating and disruptive technologies. Return on Intelligence services clients across all industries and verticals. The company helps clients strategize, design and implement core system transformation solutions that help them successfully respond to the pervasive impact of I-SMAC: the Internet of Everything, Social technologies, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud-computing.