Thursday January 11, 3:27 pm Eastern Time
Former IBM Executives Join
XMLSolutions' Executive Team
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
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.
Bill will contribute tremendous credibility and intellectual capital to our
organization,'' said Shelby.
``We are excited to have them join the
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Note to Editors: The name XMLSolutions is one word, with upper case XMLS
and all other letters in lower case.