"From our first engagement with Scott Wilson, CEO and Co-founder of Marathon, through the discovery process with the Marathon team, it was very clear that our cultures were aligned. Marathon is a like-minded company that also puts their people first, customers second, and profits third," says Orrin Klopper, CEO of Netsurit.
Klopper and Wilson are members of the global network Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), which is where they first met. "Netsurit's initial plan was to continue to grow organically," says Klopper. "However, when the opportunity arose to work together, it made perfect sense."
"Marathon's commitment to their people, the presence of a great leadership team, and the overall customer experience the company provides their clients are tightly aligned with Netsurit. The cause that is central to everything we do is "supporting the dreams of the doers." This belief guides us, and we live it daily as we support our team members to achieve their personal goals and dreams through a formalized Dreams Program. Our cause also underlies all the work we do to support our clients in achieving their business goals and objectives through our technology partnership," says Klopper.
"From our perspective, the merger was an excellent value proposition for Marathon," says Wilson. "Not only does Netsurit have strengths where we do not, and vice versa, but both companies take pride in their people-focused culture, which has been key to our combined success. That is an essential element of this deal, and we plan to keep that culture intact as a top long-term priority. It is the common foundation we will use to create a great new company."
While Marathon Consulting will become Netsurit in the US when the merger is complete, it will retain its senior leadership and staff to ensure continuity and continued success in the US market. Wilson will become the managing director of the North American market for Netsurit's US division. Brian Cooper, Netsurit's current COO, will assume the role of managing director of South African operations. "I couldn't be prouder to see the company we started straight out of university growing into an international enterprise," comments Cooper. "My focus will be maintaining Netsurit's position as one of the leading IT services companies in South Africa while we bring our cause of "supporting the dreams of the doers" to the US market."
For more information, contact:
Orrin Klopper, CEO, Netsurit, 0860 44 43 42, +27 11 555 7000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Wilson, CEO, Marathon Consulting, LLC, 718.290.9135, Scott.Wilson@marathonconsulting.com
Peter Hodges, Marketing Director, Marathon Consulting, LLC, 303.242.3859, Peter.Hodges@marathonconsulting.com
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