Orion Consulting Appoints Joseph Bong as CEO; Industry Veteran to Provide Leadership and Experience as Company Continues to Grow

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Orion Consulting

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Consulting today announced
 that Joseph Bong is joining the company as CEO, North America.  Bong, 36,
 brings over 18 years of experience in operations, business development and
 delivery and fulfillment management.  Most recently, he served as Executive
 Vice President of Business Operations for America and Europe at marchFIRST.
     As CEO of North American operations, Bong will be responsible for
 delivering strong revenue and profit growth, as well as creating synergies
 from the company's recent merger with SSI Ltd., an offshore development
 company based in Chennai, India.
     "We're very pleased to have Joe on board," said Suresh Kalpathi, Chairman
 and CEO of SSI Ltd.  "His proven track record in managing organizations,
 driving revenue and establishing strong relationships make him the ideal
 candidate to build on our current leadership and bring Orion and our entire
 North American group to the next level."
     Mr. Bong, who started with Whittman-Hart when the company had 200
 employees, helped lead them through the successful growth of 21 offices and
 $480 million in revenues before merging to form marchFIRST.  As EVP of the
 Central Group at marchFIRST, his operations accounted for 50 percent of the
 company's revenue.
     Mr. Bong started his career in technology at Metromail Corporation before
 becoming Data Center Director for EDS.  He also worked with Allied Van Lines
 and Cemco Systems before joining Whittman-Hart.
     Mr. Bong will work out of the Chicago offices of Orion Consulting.  Orion
 employs 250 people nationwide with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis.
 Combined with SSI, the entire North American operation will have nearly 1000
 employees with 8 U.S. offices.  This includes the Albion division, based in
 Atlanta, ClientMatrix division, based in San Francisco, and SSI Technologies,
 based in New York.
     Mr. Bong lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa and their three children.
 
     About Orion Consulting
     Orion Consulting provides broad information technology expertise and
 industry experience to help Fortune 500 and dynamic growth companies achieve
 their business goals.  Focusing on the areas of eBusiness integration, supply
 chain management, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship
 management, Orion's world-class strategic IT services deliver practical
 solutions and results that clients can take to the bank.  Orion, headquartered
 in Minneapolis, Minn., is an SSI company.  SSI has 17 office worldwide and
 1000 employees.  Information is available at http://www.orionconsulting.com or
 by calling 888-34-ORION.
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Consulting today announced
 that Joseph Bong is joining the company as CEO, North America.  Bong, 36,
 brings over 18 years of experience in operations, business development and
 delivery and fulfillment management.  Most recently, he served as Executive
 Vice President of Business Operations for America and Europe at marchFIRST.
     As CEO of North American operations, Bong will be responsible for
 delivering strong revenue and profit growth, as well as creating synergies
 from the company's recent merger with SSI Ltd., an offshore development
 company based in Chennai, India.
     "We're very pleased to have Joe on board," said Suresh Kalpathi, Chairman
 and CEO of SSI Ltd.  "His proven track record in managing organizations,
 driving revenue and establishing strong relationships make him the ideal
 candidate to build on our current leadership and bring Orion and our entire
 North American group to the next level."
     Mr. Bong, who started with Whittman-Hart when the company had 200
 employees, helped lead them through the successful growth of 21 offices and
 $480 million in revenues before merging to form marchFIRST.  As EVP of the
 Central Group at marchFIRST, his operations accounted for 50 percent of the
 company's revenue.
     Mr. Bong started his career in technology at Metromail Corporation before
 becoming Data Center Director for EDS.  He also worked with Allied Van Lines
 and Cemco Systems before joining Whittman-Hart.
     Mr. Bong will work out of the Chicago offices of Orion Consulting.  Orion
 employs 250 people nationwide with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis.
 Combined with SSI, the entire North American operation will have nearly 1000
 employees with 8 U.S. offices.  This includes the Albion division, based in
 Atlanta, ClientMatrix division, based in San Francisco, and SSI Technologies,
 based in New York.
     Mr. Bong lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa and their three children.
 
     About Orion Consulting
     Orion Consulting provides broad information technology expertise and
 industry experience to help Fortune 500 and dynamic growth companies achieve
 their business goals.  Focusing on the areas of eBusiness integration, supply
 chain management, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship
 management, Orion's world-class strategic IT services deliver practical
 solutions and results that clients can take to the bank.  Orion, headquartered
 in Minneapolis, Minn., is an SSI company.  SSI has 17 office worldwide and
 1000 employees.  Information is available at http://www.orionconsulting.com or
 by calling 888-34-ORION.
 
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