Stefanini Hires VP Of Application Development Services: Stefanini, the largest Brazil-based IT services company, announced the hiring of Rakesh Chitradurga as vice president of application development services at its United States headquarters in Southfield, the former National TechTeam offices. Chitradurga has led application transformational programs, application development/support and management consulting for the world’s leading global institutions on both small strategic engagements as well as large-scale delivery programs. Chitradurga will report to North America CEO Antonio Moreira. Chitradurga brings over 20 years of transformational programs, application development, support and management consulting to his new role with Stefanini.  Most recently, Chitradurga was at HP, where he worked with leadership to assess and create a vision to transform a large deals organization which globally focused on applications and BPO. Prior to HP, Chitradurga worked at Wipro, where for five years he focused on large-scale application consulting, development, application managed services, and business process delivery. Stefanini, a global provider of onshore and nearshore IT consulting, integration and development, and outsourcing services, grew revenues by 20 percent in 2011 and is projecting accelerated revenue growth in 2012, with the US market identified as a key target. Chitradurga is the latest in a series of management additions in support of growth in the region. In the past year, Stefanini has added Sally A. Brandtneris (CFO) and John Shane (Business Development VP) to their growing executive team. With a base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinationals, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Clients benefit from Stefanini’s financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit. More at

Billhighway Strengthens Team With Business Analyst and Network Administrator: Troy-based Billhighway, foremost provider of cloud-based financial management solutions for nonprofit organizations, announces the strategic expansion of its team with Jill Garrity, Business Analyst and Kurt Plantus, Network Administrator. Serving as a Billhighway Business Analyst, Garrity will serve as the liaison between the customer community and the application development team. In her new role, she will determine how new software applications and corresponding processes can be used to solve business challenges in a creative, scalable, and impactful way. Garrity has vast experience in analyzing metrics and reports to provide insight and recommendations to her team members. She comes to Billhighway from Team Detroit, where she was a Senior Analyst. As Billhighway’s Network Administrator, Plantus will serve as the primary point of contact for all system needs and advocate for Billhighway users. He will maintain and update all system documentation, backups, and viral and spam defense systems. Plantus has experience in designing and implementing VoIP telephony systems, as well as installing and maintaining Windows/Linux servers, SQL databases, and remote access and network monitoring solutions. He previously worked as the Apprentice Voice Technician at SunTel Services LLC, in Troy. More at


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