February 20, 2004, Austin, Texas – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading eBusiness solutions provider to Global 3000 companies in the central United States, today announced the appointment of Michael D. Hill to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Perficient, effective immediately.
“We’re pleased to announce the addition of Mike Hill to Perficient’s executive team,” said Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive. “With his Big 5 background and expertise, Mike is a strong and strategic hire for the company. As we continue to scale our business, Mike’s ability to manage financial operations at quickly-growing firms will serve as a critical catalyst.”
Hill replaces Mark D. Mauldin, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Mr. Hill has over 12 years experience in finance, accounting and business operations. For the past five years, Hill has held Director and VP-level positions at various technology companies, most recently PerformanceRetail, Inc.. In these roles, Hill was responsible for financial operations management, strategic financial planning, raising private equity and debt financing and all levels of financial reporting. Previously, Hill spent more than seven years with Ernst & Young LLP, the Big 5 professional services firm, where he worked in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice in Austin, Texas. There, he worked closely with public and private companies, primarily in the high-technology industry.
“Perficient has established itself as a premier IBM business partner and a significant force in the IT services market in the central U.S.,” Hill said. “I’m enthusiastic about joining a company that executed flawlessly through a challenging market and is now beginning to capitalize on its outstanding growth prospects.”
Hill received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a licensed C.P.A. in the State of Texas.
Perficient is a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies in the Central United States. Perficient helps companies acquire and strengthen their customer relationships, reduce their costs and empower their employees by helping them create Enabled Enterprises™, Web-based infrastructures with dynamicallyintegrated business applications that extend enterprise technology assets to customers, employees, suppliers and partners. Perficient is an award-winning “Premier Level” IBM business partner and a recognized expert in IBM’s WebSphere® software. Perficient’s other partners consist of leading eBusiness technology and services providers including Microsoft, Stellent, Bowstreet, Wily Technology, Tibco, Mainline, Digex, Fusion and others. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 140 professionals in the Central US and Canada, please visit http://www.perficient.com/.
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