NineSigma Expands Global Presence with a New Subsidiary in Australia New Location Extends Company's Commitment to Connecting People, Process and Technology World-Wide, through Comprehensive Innovation Services

CLEVELAND and MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., the leading provider of innovation solutions and strategy, today announced the opening of a subsidiary in Melbourne, Australia, further expanding the firm's global presence.

This entity will support NineSigma's ongoing commitment to accelerate the innovation cycle for organizations in the public, private and social sectors. Whether helping organizations go to market more quickly, create new revenue streams, reduce risk or transform culture, NineSigma can provide access to new capabilities and breakthrough solutions that increase competitive advantage.

Darren Coomber, Vice-President of NineSigma Australia, will lead the operation and work with Clients to enhance their innovation capabilities through the adoption of NineSigma's services. Dr. Coomber has a broad background in scientific research, commercialization and consultancy in both the public and private sectors. His passion for collaboration has come from first-hand knowledge of bringing innovations to market across disciplines, companies and geographic borders. He is one of Australia's most experienced Open and Collaborative Innovation practitioners and was most recently CEO and Senior IXC Intermediary of InnovationXChange (IXC) Australia, an international knowledge exchange, with the charter to identify and create collaborative opportunities between business, research and policy. In his new role he will build on the relationships with the growing number of multinational clients that work with NineSigma internationally, and bring NineSigma's value and performance to businesses headquartered in Australia.

"We are excited to respond to the rapidly growing demand of our Clients for global service delivery by establishing a strong presence in the Pacific Rim," said NineSigma CEO Andy Zynga. "Darren's background and experience make him ideally suited to lead our Australian business and build an organization that can support the increasing scale and scope of NineSigma services in the region."  

"With relatively small domestic markets, businesses in Australia and New Zealand are aware that improved productivity and opportunities for growth will be driven by expanding their innovation capabilities," said Darren Coomber, Vice President of NineSigma Australia. "Key to this is the proactive building of local and international partnerships. NineSigma has an unparalleled network of solution providers and the ability to educate and prepare organizations to effectively leverage external knowledge. The Company has a proven track record in providing significant benefits for companies embracing the collaborative innovation model. I am pleased to be part of the global NineSigma team and to support the innovation efforts of organizations in Australia and New Zealand."

About NineSigma

NineSigma engages organizations with external innovation resources and enables them to share knowledge to accelerate the innovation cycle, whether they are in the private, public, or social sectors. Their proprietary and collaborative process has produced billions of dollars in tangible value. Companies such as Kraft, Philips, L'Oreal, Unilever, Denso and Suntory utilize NineSigma's Open Innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines, integrate new knowledge into their organizations, close development gaps, and improve financial performance. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. Our team integrates professionals from a variety of fields, including business leaders, innovation consultants and Ph.D.-level scientists. Learn more at www.ninesigma.com.

Media Contact:  
Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications, dawn@warnerpr.com, (781) 449-8456
Darren Coomber, NineSigma Australia, coomber@ninesigma.com, +61 438 205 347

SOURCE NineSigma, Inc.



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