BearingPoint Hires Former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, Michael A. Kirby, to Consult on Government Business Transformation

MCLEAN, Va.--()--BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), one of the worlds largest management and technology consulting firms, today announced it has hired Michael A. Kirby, former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, to bolster its public services business transformation expertise. While serving at Army Headquarters, Kirby was responsible for implementing the Armys business transformation initiatives, using Lean Six Sigma as the core methodology.

Im very pleased to be joining BearingPoint to support its numerous government clients with business transformation, said Kirby. We are at a point in history where the incredible fighting capacity of todays military has outpaced its business processes, where government is gearing up for its first executive branch change in a post-9/11 environment, where the ongoing financial crisis is certain to drive more change over the coming months and years. BearingPoint has a rich background in helping government manage transformation and change, and I look forward to adding my years of expertise and knowledge to their efforts.

Prior to joining Army Headquarters in June 2005, Kirby was the Business Development Deputy of Mission Systems for Northrop Grumman, focusing on complex systems integration for defense and intelligence customers. He also served as a combat arms officer in the U.S. Army, and commanded a tank battalion in the 1991 Gulf War. His assignments included tours in the Office of the Army Chief of Staff, as well as the Joint Staff.

We are very pleased that Michael Kirby chose to join BearingPoint at a time when his skills are critically needed by our clients, said Mark Goulart, senior vice president for BearingPoints Defense segment. His proven track record in business transformation will be a key asset in our efforts to support agencies government-wide in deploying the tools and strategies necessary to navigate change.

Kirby earned his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

For more information on BearingPoints public sector business transformation and transition services visit www.bearingpoint.com/transformation or www.bearingpoint.com/transition.

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BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE) is one of the world's largest providers of management and technology consulting services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, Va., the firm has approximately 16,000 employees focusing on the Public Services, Commercial Services and Financial Services industries. BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them to get the job done. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, increase cost-effectiveness, manage regulatory compliance, integrate information and transition to next-generation technology. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.BearingPoint.com.

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Contacts

BearingPoint, Inc.
Media:
Steve Lunceford
Director, Global Communications
703-747-4545
steve.lunceford@bearingpoint.com