MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading provider of software for conducting XML-based direct materials procurement, today announced the addition of two former IBM executives to the company's executive team. Meagan Skaff has been named the Executive Vice President of Marketplace Strategy and Bill Hagan has joined as the Executive Vice President of the newly formed Solutions Practice at XMLSolutions.
Ron Shelby, XMLSolutions CEO and former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of e-GM, where he lead General Motor's web development and the global rollout of GM BuyPower, made the announcement today at company headquarters. ``Meagan and Bill will contribute tremendous credibility and intellectual capital to our organization,'' said Shelby. ``We are excited to have them join the XMLSolutions team.''
Similar to Mr. Shelby leaving a Global 100 company for this 150-person B2B infrastructure company, Ms. Skaff and Mr. Hagan bring years of executive experience at IBM and other blue-chip corporations to extend the foundation for dynamic growth of XMLSolutions. ``Both of them possess more than 20 years of technology-based experience, and their proven track records in executive management and leadership at Global 100 and pre-IPO companies will prove extremely valuable for our Marketing and Solutions Departments,'' Shelby continued.
Ms. Skaff will develop the company's comprehensive and cohesive market- driven business strategy. Meagan will be responsible for evolving the firm's Go-to-Market strategies, positioning XMLSolutions across all business functionalities and tightening the linkage between markets, strategy integration and implementation, and sales in targeted market spaces. She will also assist in building and deploying a collaborative process that drives quick, actionable strategic decision-making throughout XMLSolutions.
Serving in a number of key roles, Ms. Skaff was a strategist and e- business consulting leader to IBM and IBM clients, building strategies that leverage information technology, especially Internet technologies to increase revenue streams for strategic business growth. Most recently, she built, launched and operated IBM's first web-based commercial consulting service. She won IBM's e-Business Services Award for the successful introduction of this new IBM initiative. Prior to that, Ms. Skaff was a Consulting Leader and Strategist with KPMG and Nolan, Norton and Co., a premier information technology and business strategy consulting firm.
``I look forward to further developing XMLSolutions' marketing strategies and messages that leverage the unique value propositions of XMLSolutions' software to Global 2000 companies,'' said Ms. Skaff. ``By eliminating the technology constraints that bind executives in the largest corporations from implementing strategic e-commerce plans, XMLSolutions will free organizations to exponentially expand their supply networks and dynamically trade with companies and partners of all sizes.''
Mr. Hagan will focus on product management, customer solutions, and channel partner integration in the newly created Solutions Practice. Working together with Ms. Skaff, he will deliver strategic business solutions to focused markets needing custom applications.
Mr. Hagan was IBM's National Practice Executive for e-Intelligence offerings and services and the Practice Executive for the Western Region's Business Intelligence services. At American Express, he was the senior level Vice President of Worldwide Information Management, managing 275 professionals with global accountability for database management, data warehousing, and information-based products. As their Vice President of Business System Planning Finance, he also led the implementation of several global financial applications. At Performance Development Corporation, Mr. Hagan was Vice President of Information Management, where he managed and delivered major solutions engagements to Fortune 500 companies, such as Mobil Oil, Canada Post and Lafarge Corporation. Prior positions include systems development, purchasing, cost accounting and internal audit.
``We have exciting opportunities to further develop customer solutions and help Global 2000 companies successfully integrate and effectively utilize new and developing Internet-based technology,'' said Mr. Hagan.
About XMLSolutions Corporation
XMLSolutions Corporation (www.xmls.com) enables the secure, real-time B2Bexchange of direct materials transactions over the Internet. By eliminating a company's EDI and XML dialect dependencies, XMLSolutions removes trade barriers, enabling uniform transactions among customers, exchanges, and trading partners of all sizes. The XMLSolutions integrated solution includes support for XML-to-XML transformations; EDI-to-XML translation; and over 3000 mission-critical, industry-specific EDI business documents.
XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; South Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; and the United Kingdom.
Note to Editors: The name XMLSolutions is one word, with upper case XMLS and all other letters in lower case.