December 29, 2014, Pleasanton, CA: Neo Group, a leading globalization data, analytics, monitoring and advisory firm, announced today that it hired three senior executives – Christine Ferrusi Ross, William Sellers and Kevin English — to help the company’s accelerating growth in 2015, particularly in support of the newly announced risk monitoring platform Supply WisdomSM.
“I am delighted to welcome these talented executives to the Neo team,” said Atul Vashistha, Chairman of Neo. “Christine’s and Bill’s experience, ideas and growth mindset are critical to the expansion of our supply monitoring services to a user friendly cloud-based platform with global coverage. The Supply WisdomSM platform provides real-time third party and location oversight that is unlike any other service available currently. Also, we’re excited to have Kevin build and expand our advisory solutions, with an increased focus on the ‘Chief Digital Officer’ and the Media, Entertainment and Publishing verticals. Having three such seasoned professionals will further help us execute on our mission to help clients be great globalizers.”
Kevin English joins Neo Group as a partner in the advisory services practice, focusing on helping the firm grow its ‘Chief Digital Officer’ practice. In this role Kevin will be assisting Neo Group clients across the full spectrum of strategy, sourcing, governance and organizational management services. Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the global services sector. Prior to Neo Group he held a variety of executive and operational positions at Hewlett Packard, Accenture, Satyam Computer Services and KPMG/BearingPoint.
Christine Ferrusi Ross is responsible for product development and market positioning across Neo Group. She will use her deep expertise in supplier risk management to help Neo clients analyze and monitor locations and suppliers globally and enhance sourcing success. She is a recognized leader in the space and has worked with some of the world’s largest firms on their sourcing, vendor management and supplier risk efforts. Prior to Neo Group, Christine worked at Forrester Research, answerthink (now Hackett Group), Gartner/Dataquest, and Brodeur Worldwide.
William (Bill) Sellers leads Neo Group’s Supply WisdomSM product growth and sales direction. In this role he will be responsible for corporate sales, revenue growth and client management for all of the risk monitoring solutions. Bill brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience, go-to-market planning and customer satisfaction in the research and advisory space. While leading sales practices for companies such as Forrester Research, Eduventures and other services firms since 1994, Bill delivered customer ROI and client retention rates to over 90% in all of the firms he has managed.
About Neo Group
Founded in 1999, Neo Group helps organizations meet business objectives and address business challenges by leveraging global services and sourcing. Our objective research, actionable analysis and real-time supply monitoring helps buyers of Global Services make critical decisions like what to source, when to source, where to source, who to partner with, how to manage and monitor and more. Our deep experience, real-time knowledge, proven & proprietary methodologies and track record of success set us apart from our competitors.