Atlanta, GA—October 10, 2006– ADERANT, a global provider of business and financial management software for professional services organizations, today announced that the company has appointed Michael Kohlsdorf as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Kohlsdorf brings more than 25 years of executive management experience to ADERANT. Additionally, he has an extensive background in leading rapidly growing software firms and delivering innovative solutions to law firms and other professional services organizations.
“Today’s professional services firms face an increasingly competitive business environment marked by global expansion, increasingly demanding clients, and accelerating costs,” said Michael Kohlsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADERANT. “ADERANT will continue to help firms successfully navigate through this dynamic landscape by providing firm executives with a predictive environment they can use to intelligently—and profitably—react to changing market conditions. My primary objective is to rapidly solidify ADERANT’s position as the premiere provider of integrated business solutions for the professional services industry.”
“We are exceptionally pleased to have an executive of Mike’s caliber join the ADERANT team,” said Gary Greenfield, Chairman of ADERANT. “Mike’s experience, expertise, and market knowledge make him the ideal candidate to drive ADERANT’s growth and success. We are confident that ADERANT will benefit significantly from his leadership.”
Prior to joining ADERANT, Kohlsdorf was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services and Information Technology for IKON Office Solutions, Inc., (NYSE:IKN) a $4.4 billion Fortune 500 provider of document management software solutions. He was responsible for the company’s global professional software and services division which generated $2.3 billion in revenues and employed 16,000 professionals.
Prior to IKON, Kohlsdorf was President and Chief Executive Officer for T/R Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRSI), now Electronics for Imaging, a leading provider of document management software solutions. During his eight year tenure, Kohlsdorf grew the company’s revenues from $1 million to $32 million, distinguishing it as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. T/R was recognized as an Inc. 500 Company as well as a Deloitte and Touche “Fast 500 Company.”
Prior to T/R Systems, Inc., Kohlsdorf was President and Chief Operating Officer for Brock Control Systems, Inc., now Firstwave Technologies, a global provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and services. Earlier in his career, Kohlsdorf held various executive positions at Gerber Alley Corporation, now First Data Corporation, American Software, Inc., and IBM.
Kohlsdorf earned a BS in Business Administration from Western Connecticut University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Notre Dame.