Ferrell joins Keystrata as Director of Strategic Accounts: Troy-based Keystrata Inc., a national provider of enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence professional services and project based solutions is pleased to announce that Charles Ferrell, a highly experienced senior business development executive and strategist, with more than 20 years of IT and business development experience, has joined the company as director of strategic accounts. Ferrell has come to Keystrata from Ramsoft Systems Inc., where he was director of business development and strategic alliances for three years and developed sustainable relationships with major clients such as Teradata, United Healthcare, Integris, Deloitte, Volt Information Sciences, ProcureStaffTechnologies and Michigan State University. Prior to Ramsoft, Ferrell had over eight years of experience as president and founder of Contract eSolutions Group LLC, a strategic staffing and IT projects company where he established client relationships with Comcast, CapMark Financial Group, Alliance Consulting, Wayne County Community College District and Lake Michigan College. Prior to launching his company, Ferrell held positions of director of business development and major account manager for IT companies and national director of sales for a national management consulting firm. In his new role, Ferrell will attend MicroStrategy’s Federal Business Intelligence Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 17 and will lead Keystrata’s Federal and Public Sector practice. More at www.keystrata.com.
Billhighway Welcomes Rich Pirrotta as COO: Troy-based Billhighway, the provider of financial performance optimization for membership-based organizations, has announced that Rich Pirrotta has joined the company as COO. Billhighway transforms organizational financial performance by optimizing the entire financial cycle. By managing cash flow, accounting and payment processes, the Web-based system helps organizations improve financial health, operate more efficiently, and reduce the risk of fraud. The company is achieving explosive growth with membership-based organizations across the country. Pirrotta will be leading client operations, finance and investor relations efforts for Billhighway. This includes focusing on maintaining the company’s 100 percent client retention rate and establishing channel partner relationships and key components for ongoing rapid growth. Prior to joining Billhighway, Pirrotta served as president of Vogel Industries, a Tier 1 manufacturer, and COO of Energy Components Group. He previously served as vice president of a division of British Telecom and spent 10 years with Deloitte in their management consulting and merger and acquisition practices. More at www.billhighway.com.