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2004/01/14 - EDP Consulting adds Industry Leader as Associate.


CONTACT: Jon E. Seidel
EDP Consulting, Inc.
Phone: +1-510-530-6314
Email: Contact EDP
Website: http://www.edpci.com

Recognized high-tech veteran Richard J. Heaps
joins distinguished roster of EDP-affiliated executives.

Alameda, California JANUARY 14, 2004 - EDP Consulting, Inc. announced today that Richard Heaps has joined its growing list of senior associates. Mr. Heaps adds a strong general and financial management experience, a reputation for integrity, and a focus and background in sound business principles. The addition of this talented executive enables EDP Consulting to deliver a more extensive range of management and consulting services to its clients.

“We are very pleased that Richard Heaps has joined our organization. In addition to deep expertise in information and technology infrastructures, we can also provide our clients with a wealth of proven strategic and operational management with executive leadership capabilities,” said Jon Seidel, EDP Consulting founder and principal. “Rich has an outstanding track record in all of these areas and we are looking forward to introducing him to our clients.”

Seidel also noted that Mr. Heaps joins a growing list of industry veterans who have recently joined EDP Consulting, including Mr. Dave Blumhorst, whose experience as a CIO, General Manager, and Controller has given him a unique perspective into developing cost-effective solutions for a wide range of clientele. Together, Mr. Heaps, Mr. Blumhorst, and the rest of the EDP Consulting associates offer a comprehensive solution to the business and technology issues that are facing companies today.

About EDP Consulting, Inc.
EDP is an independent consultancy founding in 1979. The firm concentrates on the productive application of computer technology to solve real business problems. EDP melds information technology with business needs by managing development projects, analyzing and recommending scalable business/process solutions and developing strategic automation plans. Recent assignments include acting Vice President of Software Development, acting Information Technology Director/Chief Information Officer, and a variety of assignments mentoring CIOs and technical leaders.

The company has enjoyed working with a diverse client base including: Amdahl, Bank of America, The California Lottery, Charles Schwab, Claris Corporation, Concentric Networks, Centura Software Corporation, Cooley Godward, First Nationwide Bank, Silicon Graphics, TRW Systems Integration Group, University of California at San Francisco, and Stanford University. Project-based assignments and organizational turnarounds are a special focus for EDP Consulting.

About The Management Group, LLC
The Management Group is a unique management advisory service focused on early-stage technology companies. TMG networks the experience and contacts it has developed to provide effective services in the start-up and restart arena. Service areas include the range of activities from product definition, market analysis, organizational structure, through fundraising and operations. Assignments include interim President and CEO of a voice enabled call center software company and full recapitalization of the company. Industries served range from water purification to ecommerce, to enterprise communications, including VOIP and wireless. The Management Group is known for "creating value through execution".



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