INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 31, 2012) – Locally-based NPower Indiana, a nonprofit organization providing technology assistance to other nonprofit groups in the central Indiana community, today announced that it will be transitioning its technology service offerings to KSM Consulting LLC (KSMC) effective Aug. 1, 2012.
After conducting a thorough market assessment and engaging in discussions with a variety of key stakeholders, the NPower board has placed its confidence in KSMC to offer the best service to NPower’s clients. Kim Graham Lee, NPower Interim CEO and former board member, said “Before starting this process, I could not have envisioned a better outcome for our nonprofit clients. KSMC is such an impressive organization in terms of the depth and breadth of its technology resources, but also, more importantly, in the heart they have for helping build a vibrant nonprofit sector.”
Indianapolis-based KSMC, an affiliate of Katz Sapper & Miller LLP, provides management, technology and advisory consulting services across a variety of industries, including nonprofits.
“KSMC is very excited to be expanding its work with central Indiana’s nonprofit community and providing them with the best possible service,” said Charlie Brandt, KSMC Managing Director and NPower board member. “We share NPower’s passion to deliver valuable and affordable solutions to help nonprofits focus time and effort on their individual missions.”
NPower plans to restructure and rebrand its organization to better serve the nonprofit community by leveraging the strong corporate partnerships it has developed including the organization’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council, Byte Night, and TechnologyWorks. NPower’s CIO Council provides advice, expertise and support to benefit nonprofit technology needs. Byte Night, launched in 2010, is NPower’s annual event celebrating the spirit of philanthropy in the technology community. NPower also successfully piloted TechnologyWorks, an immersive IT training program providing underserved young adults with marketable skills.
Transition efforts for current NPower clients to KSMC, which are underway, will provide them with access to even greater technology expertise and resources for the same level of investment that they are currently making with NPower. Additionally, several NPower employees will be joining the KSMC team.
Added Graham Lee, “This transition of service delivery to KSMC really opens the door for us to consider other exciting ways the nonprofit community can be served by technology and technology professionals. Stay tuned.”
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About KSM Consulting:
KSM Consulting LLC provides management consulting, technology and advisory services across a variety of industries and functions. The team is comprised of seasoned business leaders and world-class professionals whose varied talents span multiple disciplines. For more information, visit ksmconsulting.com.
About NPower Indiana:
NPower Indiana is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002. Its mission is to inspire and enable Indiana nonprofits to better serve their communities through improved use of technology. NPower is driven to help create a thriving nonprofit sector in which organizations have access to the most appropriate technology resources at affordable prices and are applying them to achieve their missions more effectively. More information is available at www.NPowerIN.org.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – KSM Consulting, LLC (KSMC) is pleased to announce the addition of five new hires to the organization: John Roach, Dan Moyers, Justin Kruse, William Maki and Scott Schoenherr.
John Roach, Project Manager, has joined KSMC’s Organizational Improvement practice. John will focus on solving clients’ strategy, structure and process challenges by breaking down highly complex technical problems to their fundamental level. John began his career in technical engineering and software development roles. He has since held various project management, finance, investment evaluation, business valuation and strategic consulting roles in both highly regulated, mature industries as well as fast-paced entrepreneurial companies. His diverse background provides him a unique view on business and allows him to translate a vision to both technical and non-technical audiences. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Oklahoma State University, in addition to a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University. He is involved in community mentorship through the Kelley School of Business Alumni Association and donates time to local causes such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
Dan Moyers, Business Applications Group Manager, has joined KSMC’s Business Technology practice. Dan will focus on working with companies to improve performance, effectiveness and efficiency through the proper alignment of business applications. Prior to his hire at KSMC, Dan co-founded and led a software start-up, allowing him to bring firsthand perspective to his clients on business processes and their interaction with business applications. Dan's expertise is in strategy and planning, project management, and implementation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports marketing and management as well as a Certificate in Business from Indiana University. Dan is certified by the Association for the Advancement of Relationship Management as a Customer Relationship Management Professional. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and member of the Project Management Institute.
Justin Kruse, Senior Consultant, has joined KSMC’s Business Technology practice. Justin’s primary focus will be on integrating key applications with a company’s existing infrastructure to increase efficiency and productivity. Justin has project management and execution experience across a variety of industries and functional areas, along with a strong background in designing and delivering customized Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. He has substantial experience in the identification, design and implementation of project management standards and business process workflows. Justin has helped manage and support numerous project initiatives that involve reporting strategies, system development standards, and end-user training. Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science as well as history from DePauw University. He is part of a leadership team for his local church and has served as a volunteer leader for a local high school ministry.
Bill Maki, Security Auditor, has joined KSMC’s Security & Compliance practice. Bill will deliver security-related assessments, such as penetration testing, social engineering, physical security, and vulnerability. Throughout his career, Bill has worked for clients in a variety of industries, including retail, financial, education, medical and defense. Prior to his hire at KSMC, Bill was employed in the Software-as-a-Service industry. Bill received a Master of Science degree in information assurance from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Wesleyan University. He holds various industry certifications within the information security and technology fields, including Certified Information Security Systems Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Certified Ethical Hacker, Offensive Security Certified Professional and Offensive Security Wireless Professional. Bill is involved with his local church leadership and serves as a volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Scott Schoenherr, Technical Support Specialist, has joined KSMC’s Business Technology practice. Scott's expertise is providing customized technology advisory services to support business initiatives and solve business challenges. Scott's previous experience includes working extensively with information systems in both the legal and healthcare sectors. He received an Associate of Science degree in computer science and network service technology from Tallahassee Community College. Scott is a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician and is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundations.
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