HERNDON, VA, Oct 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- MBO Partners, the leading provider of independent consultant engagement and compliance solutions, announced today key changes and additions to its technology organization, designed to help support the company's rapid marketplace and customer growth.
Key longtime technology executive David North will assume the newly-created role of Chief Information Officer. North will add focus and resources to his team to accelerate the development of new features, functions and integration plans for the company's core proprietary Independent Contractor engagement and financial management system. Says North, "Our MBO system has always been focused on making it easier for clients and independent consultants to do business with one another. I'm excited to take our user's trust in our services to the next level as we continue to expand our capabilities even further to power the demanding requirements of the emerging project economy."
MBO Partners also announced the addition of Jonathan Lochhaas to the company, taking on the position of Chief Technology Officer. With more than 18 years of experience in technology development, Lochhaas will lead the research, development and implementation of emerging technologies to accelerate new innovations for the marketplace and bolster the company's scalability.
"MBO Partners is defining a new way of work. We're offering innovative solutions to make it efficient, secure and easy for independent consultants and their enterprise clients to work together in today's fast-growing project economy," says Lochhaas. "With the help of MBO, both parties gain a competitive edge and thrive in new
ways. I look forward to playing a central role in helping to support the overall growth of the company."
Lochhaas brings to MBO Partners a proven track record of leadership in the digital, software development and information technology arenas. Prior to joining MBO Partners, Lochhaas served as Senior Director of Business Solutions Management at Sirius XM, where he oversaw the integration of the company's business and technical strategy for its online properties, including award-winning websites, mobile apps, eCommerce sites, and Internet radio stations, supporting millions of users. Before SiriusXM, he led Software Development for Group 1 Software, a division of Pitney Bowes. Lochhaas also has valuable international executive management experience, having served in the role of Chief Technology Officer at Silk Road Technologies and Bleum Software Outsourcing, both in China.
"This is the right time for MBO to add to its technology team," said Gene Zaino, President and CEO of MBO Partners. "Every day, new world-class organizations and independent consultants depend on us to make complex processes seem easy. We are proud to be delivering on this promise, and we maintain a relentless emphasis on efficiency, technology and great service. Adding Jonathan's expertise and award-winning technology leadership to our already brilliant team is just further proof that MBO is very serious about its role in supporting the rapidly changing landscape of how organizations and people wish to work together."
About MBO Partners
For more than 25 years, MBO Partners has led the $250 billion-and-growing independent consulting sector in America. Our services make it easy for independent consultants and their clients to do business. For independent consultants, MBO Partners manages their entire business infrastructure. Our platform includes a proprietary process to handle contract administration, business insurances, health and retirement benefits, expense management, tax withholding, and more. We couple this with the benefits of direct vendor access into enterprises and the "white glove" attention of a dedicated business manager for every consultant. For organizations that use contract talent, the MBO Enterprise Solutions team provides a complete independent contractor aggregation and engagement offering, including compliance and payment solutions for 1099s, sole proprietors and micro-businesses. To learn more, visit: