Press Release – May 2007

Press Release


“Former GE CIO Joins Paladin Associates”

Atlanta, GA, May 2007

Paladin Associates, Inc. announced that Timothy O. Waite has joined the Atlanta-based management-consulting firm. Waite, with over 37 years of executive experience at GE will lead Paladin’s IT Management and IT Effective Spending practices.Business leaders increasingly see Information Technology as a strategic resource, and a key part of company leadership, since an effective IT strategy is often critical to company success. A strong IT team is generally essential to both growth and cost control. Waite has extensive hands-on leadership experience in simplifying and standardizing IT environments, making IT a contributor to the profitability of the enterprise rather than just a cost center.

Prior to joining Paladin Waite was CIO of several General Electric business units, most recently the newly formed GE Sensing business. He played a key role in acquisition due diligence, multiple global acquisitions, operational integration, business simplification, and profitable strategy execution. Applications he deployed contributed significantly to the operational effectiveness of the Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Technology, Service, and Financial functions, delivering significant reductions to the overall costs of the enterprise.

At Paladin, Mr. Waite will assist clients to assess and develop their IT strategies, key IT projects, IT teams, application portfolios, the effectiveness of deployed technologies, and IT spending. He will also provide project management for key IT deployments or serve as an interim CIO.

Don Hoeppner, a Paladin Partner, said, “Tim brings results-oriented IT expertise in an area of growing interest to Paladin clients. His very strong IT leadership augments our historical Sourcing and Telecom practices. Now Paladin can help our clients manage and cost-reduce IT operations, as well as Procurement, Telecommunications, Finance, Marketing & Sales, and HR.”

Waite can be reached at

About Paladin Associates Inc.:

Paladin Associates is an Atlanta-based management-consulting firm led by a team of former
GE executives with over 500 years of financial and operating experience in a variety of industries,
specializing in productivity and profitability improvement. Paladin offers Strategic Sourcing, Telecommunications Sourcing, Marketing & Sales Productivity, Financial Management, Six Sigma Quality Management, Mergers & Acquisitions Support, HR Productivity, and Interim C-level Management.

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Press contact:

Patrick J. Horgan, Partner
770-395-9156 or 404-276-4506(cell)