Paul Leslie on Leaving Apptis
Paul Leslie, one of our 20 People to watch in 2009, has left his position as President and COO of Apptis. He had this to say about his departure:
“Apptis services is a great company. It was an honor for me to serve the employees of Apptis and its customers, but now that Apptis is an established IT services company, I think it is a good time for me to move on.
So now I look forward to my next opportunity. With the M&A activity beginning to pick up again, I look forward to meeting with company’s and private equity groups that are looking for strategic growth or a build up in the Federal technology space.”
Joe Doherty had this to say about the acquisition: “…What makes this deal unique is that our combined companies will provide the information needs of the business process – the data, documents and transactional touch points – along with a tier one, globally capable IT services organization serving both government and private sector clients.“
Hardware giants are shoring up their shaky bottom lines by tapping into the virtually recession-proof professional and government services market. The only question is: who's next?