28 March 2014
Endava continues US expansion and appoints Denise Reese to lead its new Atlanta office
Endava was recently listed among the top 100 outsourcing companies worldwide and has a proven and successful delivery model of combining engineering excellence from its Eastern European locations with industry expertise in its target markets. The company has over 1,500 staff in offices in London, New York, Atlanta, Frankfurt, Glasgow, and delivery centres across Eastern Europe.
Denise Reese joins Endava after spending over 10 years in Sales and Strategic Alliances for several major global IT Services organizations. She has held positions both in the USA and Europe, and in her previous roles she has been involved in securing multi-million dollar deals by engaging with clients mainly in the RCTG industry vertical (Retail, CPG, Transportation and Government).
Denise holds an MBA in Strategic Management from The Henley Business School in the UK and during her MBA Program she enhanced her international business experience in Hong Kong working with Asia-Pacific companies in multiple industries. Denise is also passionate about serving in the community and over the years she has held positions in many organizations focusing on leadership development programs for women. She is currently President of The Women in Technology (WIT) Foundation Board, the philanthropic arm of Women In Technology, Inc.
Denise Reese commented: “Endava is a rapidly growing organization with an entrepreneurial spirit. I was excited about the opportunity to help establish Endava’s presence in the Atlanta market and felt the company’s core values really resonate with me. It was a combination of great timing and a perfect opportunity that I couldn’t pass! I will be focusing on new business development activities as well as growing our existing customer relationships in Atlanta, while also building strategic alliance partnerships that will foster continued growth. Our goal is to transform Atlanta into a strategic location for Endava and create a model for success that can be replicated as we grow our presence in the USA.”
Commenting on the appointment, John Cotterell, CEO, Endava said: "Denise is a dynamic and innovative leader whose experience will play a key role in strengthening our competitive position in the US market. Our distributed delivery model across Eastern European centers, which enables highly productive, high quality offshore services, has attracted significant interest from large multinational customers, and we will continue to focus on this type of engagement as key driver for expanding our footprint in North America.”
Endava is benefiting from clients who use the company for complex IT projects, as complementary location to traditional offshore locations and also for activities that were previously conducted onshore. In an IT Outsourcing market that is growing exponentially and experiencing a major shift as operating models are maturing, Endava has the IT partner profile that the clients are seeking - a vendor who can meet specific needs and is agile enough to operate in an ever changing environment. Last year Endava delivered 87% of work from Eastern European centers, which are well positioned to support global clients, benefiting from a high quality of labour pool and a strong heritage in engineering, language skills and close cultural alignment, as well as good time zone coverage and good flight connections.
Over 60% of Endava’s revenues come from customers in the financial services sector – specifically in payments, insurance and banking segments. The remaining revenues are generated from clients in media & publishing, retail, telecommunication and travel sectors, where Endava has a strong focus and expertise.
Endava is a privately owned IT services company established in 2000. With over 1,500 full time employees, Endava currently has 11 locations across the UK, USA, Germany, Romania, Moldova and Macedonia, and an annual revenue of over £40 million / $66 million.
Endava delivers, builds and runs mission critical IT solutions and platforms for some of the world’s leading companies in the Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, Retail, Travel and Media & Publishing sectors.
Endava specialises in delivering services such as: Application Development, Digital Media, Independent Testing, IT Consultancy, Application Management and Cloud Services.