Alsbridge Appoints Augustin and Seabloom to Lead Growing Outsourcing Advisory and IT Asset Management Practice Areas

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(Dallas, Texas) April 1, 2014 – Alsbridge Inc., a benchmarking, sourcing and transformation advisory firm has appointed Managing Directors Jeff Augustin and Jeff Seabloom to lead the firm’s rapidly growing Outsourcing Advisory and IT Asset Management and Optimization practices areas, respectively.

"Jeff Augustin and Jeff Seabloom are proven leaders who bring the expertise and experience to lead our Outsourcing Advisory and IT Asset Management practice areas," said Chip Wagner, CEO of Alsbridge. "Our Outsourcing Advisory and IT Asset Management service lines are seeing significant growth, which we attribute to favorable market conditions and our proven ability to deliver outstanding value and results to our clients. Mr. Augustin and Mr. Seabloom will ensure our offerings continue to remain responsive to our clients’ needs, our delivery continues to best in class, and our firm continues a healthy global expansion."

Augustin, who joined Alsbridge in October 2012, has almost 30 years of experience in the sourcing industry, including five years as the CIO for professional service firms and 23 years providing IT outsourcing services to global fortune 500 companies. Augustin’s key areas of expertise include development and management of large technology services relationships, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), governance and change management, shared service design and operation, and strategy and implementation with BPO and ITO, as well as sales and marketing management and business problem solving. Prior to joining Alsbridge, Augustin was Vice President of Retail services for HCL Technologies, Vice President of HP’s retail industry group, CIO for Capgemini North America, and Managing Director and CIO for Affiliated Computer Services’ Global General Motors Business Unit. He also spent 1998-2004 with Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for outsourcing operations and business development. Augustin began his career in 1984 with EDS where he led global accounts in the manufacturing and transportation industry groups.

Joining Alsbridge in October 2012, Seabloom has 35 years of executive experience as an entrepreneur and advisor focused exclusively in the Enterprise Software and hardware business across various vertical industries. Jeff’s main areas of expertise include building and launching commercial markets and high visibility alliances for innovative products and technologies. He is an expert in ERP systems, supply chain applications and applied technologies. His experience includes profitably scaling application, and technology software, hardware and services in manufacturing, distribution and specific vertical markets such as retail and consumer packaged goods and healthcare. Seabloom was a pioneer in the rollout of supply chain /ERP integration. He was an early adopter and proponent of optimization and analytics integration with ERP Applications and Technology and their usage in enterprise environments. Prior to joining Alsbridge, Seabloom served as a Partner at Pathena, an investment firm headquartered in Portugal where he remains an extended board member. Seabloom has held numerous executive positions including head of HP’s Global Retail Accounts team in the U.S. and Vice President of Sales, Alliances and Sales Support for Oracle in many of their market facing organizations. Most recently at Oracle, Seabloom was part of the management team that acquired Retek and helped create the companies’ first global vertical business unit. He also drove increased partner-lead service engagements with several large system integrators and regional Oracle partners in both Europe and Asia-Pacific.

In addition to the Outsourcing Advisory and Hardware/Software service lines, the firm’s service line leadership team also includes Network Advisory led by Phil Hugus; Transformation Management led by Katherine Rudd; Network Audit led by Will Saybe; Vendor Management & Governance led by Craig Nelson; and Benchmarking led by Howard Davies.

About Alsbridge Inc.
Alsbridge is a management consulting firm that helps companies reduce costs and enable their businesses by optimizing the way they work with their vendors. With over 200 consultants on four continents, Alsbridge has been a trusted advisor to over 40% of the Fortune 500 and currently advise over 200 clients a year on over $11b in spend. This gives us tremendous market insight and deep benchmarking databases that our experienced consultants use to help clients engage the optimal vendors for their situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way they govern vendor relationships. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.