EXL Announces Hire of Matthew W. ('Matt') Appel, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Designate
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ExlService Holdings, Inc. ("EXL") (Nasdaq: EXLS) announced that Matt Appel has joined as Vice President effective February 28, 2007. Matt will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of EXL after EXL files its 2006 annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Matt has 30 years of professional experience in finance and Business Process Outsourcing ("BPO") and was most recently with Electronic Data Systems Corporation from 2006 to 2007 as Vice President, BPO Product Management where he was responsible for strategy and business plan development and investment prioritization for EDS' BPO product portfolio. From 2003 to 2005, Matt was Vice President, Finance & Administration BPO at EDS. From 2001 to 2003, Matt was Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting BPO at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. where he was responsible for the general management of the finance & accounting BPO business.
Previously, Matt worked for Tenneco Inc., serving as their Vice President, Financial Analysis and Planning as well as President of Tenneco Business Services, their shared services captive. He also served as Controller, Treasurer and Director of Internal Audit for Tenneco's wholly owned subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding. Matt started his career at Arthur Andersen where he worked in the Firm's audit practice. Matt is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant and holds an MBA in Accounting and a BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University. Matt will be based in EXL's headquarters in New York.
Matt Appel stated, "EXL continues to succeed in the offshore BPO industry based on its talented and entrepreneurial management team, a best-in-class offshore delivery engine, and a strong focus on customer satisfaction and intimacy. I could not be more excited to join EXL at this point in its evolution and look forward to working with the entire senior management team in building value for our customers, employees, and shareholders."
Vikram Talwar, EXL's CEO and Vice-Chairman stated, "Matt is a mature and seasoned business executive with a strong track record of success in the BPO industry. Matt will be a key asset for EXL as we execute on our strategic vision of becoming a trusted partner for our clients as they transform and outsource business processes. Matt brings to us a unique blend of functional experience, a deep background in BPO and a strong familiarity with India. Matt's understanding of the business environment in which EXL operates is unparalleled and I look forward to working with him as my partner."
Rohit Kapoor, EXL's President and CFO stated, "Matt is a critical addition to the EXL senior management team and I am excited to have him as our Chief Financial Officer. Matt has a world-class accounting background and brings his deep understanding of the BPO industry to EXL. Some of the key areas in which we expect Matt to add immediate strategic value to EXL include the following: strategic investment prioritization and plan development, internal and external financial reporting, enhancement of our back-end system scalability, and enhancement of our merger and acquisition integration capabilities."
About ExlService Holdings, Inc.:
ExlService Holdings, Inc. is a recognized provider of end to end offshore services, including (BPO), research and analytics, and risk advisory services. It primarily serves the needs of Global 1000 companies in the banking, financial services and insurance sector. EXL is headquartered at 350 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
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