LONDON, UK, May 10, 2005 – Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), has named Mike Reid to the position of UK Managing Director. Reid, who will report to Sapient’s Chief Operating Office Sheeroy Desai, will oversee the company’s operations in London and lead Sapient UK's expansion into new services. Additionally, Reid will be responsible for supervising delivery for its clients, which include Avis Europe, BP, Hilton International and Vodafone, to ensure their success.
"Mike’s proven track record for helping some of our largest clients achieve success by driving change throughout their organisations will make him an excellent Managing Director," said Desai. "In the six years that Mike has been at Sapient, he has consistently demonstrated the leadership, commitment and business expertise that will enable us to continue to strengthen and grow our business in the UK."
Reid’s leadership experience spans a diverse range of industries, from energy and utilities, to healthcare and financial services. He has helped some of Sapient’s largest clients around the world, in countries such as Canada, Netherlands and the UK.
"Sapient has developed a great reputation in the UK, and I am excited about the opportunity to lead our expansion into new areas and services and continue delivering the highest value to our clients. Sapient has established itself as one of the leaders in outsourcing, technology and business consulting – totally focused on our clients’ success. I look forward to providing further services and bringing on more clients as we strengthen and grow our presence in the UK," said Reid.
Prior to joining Sapient, Reid held senior business development positions at two leading British consulting firms – LogicaCMG and Fujitsu. He has over 18 years of experience in business and IT consulting. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with honours.