Perficient Adds Max Hopper to BOD

Austin, Texas – October 9, 2002 – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies, today named Max D. Hopper, a renowned information systems veteran, to its board of directors. Hopper, widely recognized for his contributions in the field, was acknowledged as one of the decade’s 12 most influential IS executives by CIO Magazine in 1999.

“In Max, we have found a partner who adds tremendous value to our team,” said Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive officer, Perficient. “He brings considerable experience, wisdom and judgment to Perficient, and we are excited to have him on board as we continue to grow and expand.”

“I’'ve watched Perficient from a distance for some time now, and I feel they have great potential,” said Hopper. “I’'m delighted to join Perficient’s board and look forward to helping guide the company down the path of continued success.”

About Max D. Hopper Max Hopper has more than forty years of experience in the information systems arena. He began his IS career in 1960 at Shell Oil and served with EDS, United Airlines and Bank of America prior to joining American Airlines. During Hopper’s twenty-year tenure at American Airlines he served as the company’s CIO, and as CEO of several business units. Much of Hopper’s work at American led to the formation of SABRE Group, a company with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion that provides technology to the travel industry. As a result of his contributions, Hopper has been called the “father of automation” in the travel industry. Most recently, Hopper founded Max D. Hopper Associates, Inc. in 1995, a consulting firm that specializes in the strategic use of IT and eBusiness. He currently serves on the board of directors for several companies such as Metrocall, Inc. and Gartner Group. Hopper was recognized by Computerworld in 1992 as one of the top 25 contributors in the field of IS, and in 1999 he was recognized by the editors of CIO Magazine as one of the decade’s 12 most influential IS executives.

About Perficient

Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to the Global 3000 and the architect of the Enabled Enterprise TM, a solutions approach that helps clients acquire and strengthen customer relationships, reduce costs and empower employees. The winner of the 2002 VARBusiness Technology Leadership Award and a member of the 2002 VARBusiness Fast 50 (a list of the 50 fastest-growing solutions providers), Perficient has more than 150 full time professionals working in five Solutions Centers throughout the Central US and Canada. Perficient’s partner network encompasses the world’s leading software and service vendors including IBM, Gauss, Digex, Stellent, Vignette, ATG, Autonomy, ScreamingMedia, Microsoft, Oracle, webMethods, Sun Microsystems and Tibco. For more information, please visit

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