ObjectFrontier Inc. Appointed Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales

May 22, 2015

May 15, 2015, Boston, MA.  Object Frontier Software (www.objectfrontier.com), a leading provider software engineering services, announced the appointment of Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales for the company. In this capacity, Bob will be responsible for directing all business development activities for OFS globally.    Bob brings to OFS over 25 years of successful sales and marketing experience in the outsourced software engineering and IT services industries.  Bob has extensive experience creating and delivering high value software engineering relationships with US and international companies.  His extensive knowledge in both software product development and IT off shoring services will accelerate OFS’s business growth worldwide.

Prior to joining OFS, Bob served as the Vice President of Business Development, Life Sciences, for EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of software product development services.  Bob joined EPAM through EPAM’s acquisition of GGA Software Services, the world’s preeminent provider of scientific informatics services to global biotech and pharmaceutical companies.  Bob served as GGA’s Chief Business Development Officer.

Before joining GGA, Bob was the President of U.S. Operations for Dextrys, Inc., a prominent provider of software engineering and IT services from China. In this role, Bob oversaw delivery engagement management, business development and marketing for Dextrys.  During Bob’s tenure, Dextrys secured a $48-million round of financing led by Francisco Partners, one of the premier technology-focused private equity firms, and increased its Chinese offshore engineering team from approximately 250 people to over 1,000.

Prior to Dextrys, Bob was Vice President and General Manager of Converge, a $500-million global high-tech semiconductor trading exchange. He led the expansion of the exchange from its base in the U.S. and Europe to Singapore and China, establishing operations in Shanghai in 2002 and Shenzhen in 2004. Prior to his position at Converge, Bob served as a Divisional Vice President of Marketing for Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductors and related services.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

Rich Napoli, CEO of ObjectFrontier, said “We are delighted to have someone of Bob’s caliber join our organization.   Bob has many years of successful growth with other companies, and his sales management skills are just what we need at this point in our growth.     We conducted a careful search to fill this role as we wanted someone who not only had the talent to help us but who could also blend well with our culture and values.   We are confident that Bob is a great fit for us and we know that he will be able to help us achieve the aggressive growth plans we’ve laid out for us over the next five years”.

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/


OFS CFO Jim Houghton Selected as Finalist for 2014 CFO Hall of Fame Award

May 12, 2014

OFS CFO Jim Houghton has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2014 CFO Hall of Fame Award by the New Jersey Technology Council. This award is presented to an outstanding Chief Financial Officer for their multiple achievements and diverse experience over an extended period of time.

All finalists will be honored and the winner will be announced at the annual NJTC CFO Awards Breakfast on Thursday, June 12 at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Twp, NJ. The NJTC CFO Awards Breakfast draws a great deal of enthusiasm and a crowd of over 200 people.

For more details and to register for the event, visit https://secure.njtc.org/events/cfo2014/home.html

Jim Houghton’s Bio: Jim Houghton has spent over 25 years at the crossroads between finance, accounting and technology.  He was the successful CFO of Princeton Financial Systems in the 1990s during its high-growth phase and through the time of its acquisition by State Street, where he worked alongside Rich Napoli, who served as PFS’s head of Application Development at the time.  More recently, he spent 12 years at Wall Street firms Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse leading product and financial management for large technology organizations as part of their prime brokerage business areas.  He started his career as a CPA at accounting firm Arthur Andersen and has also served as COO of private wealth manager Abacus and Associates.  Mr. Houghton earned a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and an MBA and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

As CFO of OFS, Mr. Houghton has positioned OFS for aggressive growth.  In less than a year, Mr. Houghton put financial controls in place by establishing a strong financial relationship with Silicon Valley Bank and established strong audit, tax and legal relationships with major super-regional accounting and legal firms.  He evaluated, secured, and implemented new systems for accounting, expense management, human resources, payroll and contract management.  He has substantially upgraded employee benefits to help attract the type of talent that will meet the expectations of our high profile customers.  He also oversees and has upgraded the Human Resources and employee onboarding functions.  Mr. Houghton reviews all contracts and customer proposals to protect the interests of OFS.  He has joined his peers as a member of the NJTC CFO Network, and in his spare moments he manages to contact his network to acquire valuable leads for OFS.  He has developed a clear accounting and operational framework for OFS and freed his management colleagues to focus on their deliverables and maintaining good customer relationships.  Overall, Jim Houghton has been an essential force as CFO of OFS and has made huge contributions to transform our talented service organization into a very serious contender in the tech industry. 

Outside of work, Mr. Houghton has served as the past President and current Treasurer of The Bridge Academy, a not-for-profit independent school serving language learning disabled children based in Lawrenceville, NJ.  In addition, Mr. Houghton sings semi-professionally in classical music ensembles, stays fit by bicycling whenever time and weather permit, lives for travel both near and far, and enjoys trying to cook and of course eating food from the four corners of the globe as well.

About NJTC: The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy, and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC’s member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey’s status as a leading technology center in the United States. www.njtc.org

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

Source: ObjectFrontier News

http://www.objectfrontier.com/news/ofs-cfo-selected-finalist-2014-cfo-hall-fame-award

 


OFS CEO Wins 2014 Technology Innovator Award

May 12, 2014

OFS, a leading provider of software product development services, is pleased to announce its CEO Rich Napoli has won the award for Innovative Medium-Sized Technology Company CEO in the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards.

April 30, 2014, Newtown, PA. SmartCEO, a prominent business publication, celebrated its 2014’s top technology innovators and implementers with its annual Voltage Awards in NYC last night. Rich Napoli, CEO of OImageFS, was selected and won the award for Technology Innovator of a mid-sized company.

Finalists were chosen by an independent committee of local business leaders based on the nominees’ creative vision, strong leadership and innovative solutions. Napoli and his fellow finalists were profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO and were celebrated by over 450+ executives and guests at the Voltage Awards ceremony at Capitale in NYC last night.

“This nomination is an honor for OFS and a testament to the hard work of all our employees,” shared Napoli. “Each member of our OFS family has played a key role in serving our customers. Our goal at OFS remains building quality software using innovative technologies in order to engage and delight users. We continue to be laser focused on building top-notch engineered products for our clients in this digitally disrupted 21st century.”

The finalists and winners consisted of New York-based companies that collectively generate more than $1.42 billion in annual revenue and that employ over 7,000 individuals. Companies shared in the excitement at the event tweeting @SmartCEO #EMVAs and @ObjectFrontier.

About OFS

OFS provides software-enabled businesses with product engineering skills to help build web-based and mobile software products that drive revenue for their business. In 2010, OFS began executing a strategy for growth by hiring sales and delivery experts, putting new processes and infrastructure in place, and growing its offshore team substantially to prepare for new business. As a result, OFS has expanded rapidly in the North American market, adding several multi-billion dollar companies to its client list. OFS has tripled in size since then and now has a team of nearly 500 professionals spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. For more information, visit www.objectfrontier.com.

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

Source: ObjectFrontier

http://www.objectfrontier.com/news/ofs-ceo-wins-2014-technology-innovator-award


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