WATERTOWN, Mass., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- To support rapid and continuing growth in their Chicago office, BlueMetal Architects has appointed Jay Mahlendorf to the role of Client Services Director for that office.
Mr. Mahlendorf comes to BlueMetal with over twenty years' experience advising large enterprises in the application of innovative technology solutions to increase capability, improve efficiency and achieve targeted business results.
Matt Kestian, General Manager for the Chicago office, said "It is a very exciting time for BlueMetal in Chicago. We have enjoyed significant growth in our first year of operations, and it is a testament to our reputation and brand that we can attract individuals such as Jay. A consulting firm is its people, and we want the best people involved at every stage of our relationship with our clients.
"Jay will be central to our development in terms of strengthening existing client relationships, nurturing new ones and helping to attract top talent. We aim to become the preeminent modern application solution provider in the Chicago region, and Jay's skills and experience will enable that. We're delighted to have him on board and I look forward to working with him."
Most recently, Mr. Mahlendorf spent six years as Enterprise Sales Director at Microsoft Corporation in New York City where he led a large team of senior technology sales professionals aligned with several of the largest financial services firms on Wall Street and in the Insurance industry. In this capacity he was responsible for helping clients evaluate and transition to cloud-based applications, infrastructure and productivity platforms, and modernized application architectures. In his Directorship at Microsoft, he and his team consistently earned top client satisfaction ratings.
Earlier in his career, as a Microsoft Account Executive in the Chicago market, Mr. Mahlendorf developed trusted client relationships with leading firms in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Financial Services; and prior to that he gained startup experience as a services sales professional in fast-growing organizations.
"I am thrilled to be joining BlueMetal Architects and be a part of the enterprise technology community in Chicago. The team at BlueMetal has built an excellent reputation based on exceptional talent and the delivery of exact solutions that achieve business objectives. The opportunities for innovative technology solutions have never been greater, and I believe that the combination of insight, experience and passion at BlueMetal is what enterprises are looking for to help them achieve breakthrough performance."
Since its 2010 launch, BlueMetal has created 70 new jobs, expanded to three locations, spun off a software company, CollabFactory, and delivered successful projects to numerous companies including several on the Fortune 500 list. The Chicago office opened its doors in April 2012, and since then has grown to a team of 10 architects and engineers and expanded into their new home at 180 N. Michigan Avenue.
Sadalit Van Buren BlueMetal Architects, (617) 431-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org
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