Monday, January 17, 2005

Chicago, IL – Rodney S. Zech has joined Clarity Partners as a Partner and is responsible for business alliances and operations. “The addition of Rod Zech significantly strenghtens our executive team and his expertise in driving operational efficiancies will be invaluable,” stated David Namkung, Clarity Partners' Managing Partner.

Mr. Zech has over 14 years experience servicing both private and public sector clients with a long track record of successful project implementations. Before joining Clarity Partners, Mr. Zech was a Principal and the COO of Catalyst Consulting Group, where he was responsible for business operation and served as the project executive on many engagements.

Prior to Catalyst, Mr. Zech worked as a senior tax consultant at KPMG, where he assisted clients with complex domestic and international tax issues. Mr. Zech also managed the Chicago offices of a shipping company, which he reengineered to significantly increase profitability and customer retention.

Mr. Zech graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management. Mr. Zech is a licensed member of the Illinois Bar and a Certified Public Accountant.