Founder, CEO and Team from Student Information Systems Firm HTS Join Deloitte

Combined team strengthens Deloitte's leadership in higher education consulting

Mar 01, 2016, 09:29 ET from Deloitte

NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte Consulting LLP has strengthened its Higher Education team with the hiring of key executives and professionals from Chicago-based Higher Technology Solutions (HTS), a leading business and technology consulting firm. Founder Matt Alex, CEO Brandon Sosa, and other HTS professionals bring to Deloitte significant experience implementing and upgrading student information systems (SIS).

These moves establish Deloitte as a leading provider of higher education consulting services for both business transformation and technology-only projects based on Deloitte's scale and the depth and breadth of its capabilities.

HTS has been providing strategic services to higher education clients since 2001. For the past 15 years, HTS has helped colleges and universities throughout North America maximize the benefits of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) investments and align technology with their institutional goals. The seasoned professionals joining Deloitte are well-regarded in the marketplace for their knowledge and experience with student systems; their deep roots in higher education; and their methodology, which underlies many modern and flexible system implementations and upgrades.

"The unique experience and know-how of Matt, Brandon and their team of professionals will strengthen Deloitte's student information systems capabilities and allow us to better serve our clients," said Jeff Bradfield, Principal and National Higher Education Practice Leader of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

"Uniting our demonstrated agile delivery methods and approach with Deloitte's unmatched consulting experience will enable our new practice to offer higher education clients a broad array of services ranging from technology-driven system deployments to student transformation," said Matt Alex, founder of HTS. "Combining the talent of both teams will make us even stronger in the marketplace and help our clients get even more value from their technology investments."

Deloitte has been serving institutions of higher education for over 90 years, helping them effectively manage their business processes, technology solutions and human capital. Deloitte is a leader in all three areas, bringing a combination of business and industry knowledge, supported by the breadth of services and capabilities of a multidisciplinary professional services organization and being part of the global network of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu member firms.

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