IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Resources Connection, Inc. (Nasdaq: RECN), a multinational professional services firm that provides to clients - through its operating subsidiary, Resources Global Professionals ("Resources") - accomplished professionals in accounting and finance, risk management and internal audit, information management, human capital, supply chain management and legal services, today announced that Anthony Cherbak has been named by the Board of Directors as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Cherbak has served as the Company's Executive Vice President of Operations since 2005 and assumed the responsibilities of President of International Operations in 2008. Prior to joining Resources, Mr. Cherbak was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, where he spent the majority of his career. While with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Cherbak led the firm's consumer business practice for its Pacific Southwest region and most recently served as Partner in Charge of the audit practice in Orange County.
"I look forward to working with Don and the entire Resources management team to grow our way out of what has been a very difficult economic environment over the last twelve months," said Mr. Cherbak. "We have a lot of very talented professionals in our organization that are dedicated to serving our clients and continuing the success we have enjoyed since inception."
Don Murray, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "I have full confidence in Tony's abilities and believe he is the best qualified to be our President and Chief Operating Officer."
Audit Committee Chairman, Neil Dimick noted: "I have had the pleasure to work with Tony for years and have witnessed his extraordinary ability to lead a professional services firm with the global scope and quality of Resources. The strength of Resources and its network of experienced professionals will certainly benefit with Tony's leadership."
Resources also announced that Karen M. Ferguson has resigned from her position as the Company's Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer effective August 21, 2009, and as a member of the Board of Directors effective August 17, 2009. Ms. Ferguson will pursue other interests outside of Resources. Effective August 17, 2009, the Company's Board of Directors has elected Mr. Cherbak as a management member of the Board of Directors to fill Ms. Ferguson's Board term expiring in 2010.
"We wish Karen the very best as she transitions from Resources," Mr. Murray said. "We are grateful for her passion and commitment in helping us found and build the business over the past 14 years."
ABOUT RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS
Resources Global Professionals, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - finance and accounting, information management, internal audit, human capital, legal services and supply chain management.
Resources Global was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with over 2,800 professionals, from more than 80 practice offices, annually serving 2,100 clients around the world.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Resources Global has served 84 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about Resources Global is available at http://www.resourcesglobal.com.
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