April 21, 2015 |
When investors first called Tom Spann with their idea of making health care more accessible, he thought they were nuts, to put it politely. No way was he going to leave a senior management job - leading a $2 billion unit of the consulting group Accenture, for "the most cockamamie thing I ever heard," Spann said. Even so, in 2007, Spann did just that, leaving Accenture to become founding chief executive of Accolade Inc. in Plymouth Meeting. The cockamamie idea was to create a concierge business, hired by companies such as Lowe's and Comcast to help their employees navigate the health-care system.
July 30, 2014 |
Haley Wilson, a rising senior at KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, is spending days this summer in the law department at GlaxoSmithKline, learning about patents, trademarks, and what it takes to bring a new medicine to market. "This just helps me get to the head of the line going to college and getting internships during college," said Wilson, 17. "This legal aspect will help me when I actually open my own business. " His classmates Yolanda Jordan and Dorian McClendon have internships through Accenture, the global management-consulting firm, where they are polishing their skills with PowerPoint and Excel.
August 6, 2013 |
TRENTON - When Bob Martin took over as New Jersey's top environmental regulator in early 2010, he was taking on a task that was entirely new to him. Or so it seemed. Martin came to the Department of Environmental Protection from the world of private consulting, with a brief detour into New Jersey elective politics, and had never worked in government before. He had been a senior partner at Accenture, the global advisory firm, and his clients had been mainly utility companies.
August 14, 2012 |
IPOs by Facebook and Manchester United notwithstanding, there are other ways to tap deep pockets. Companies can get acquired. Octagon Research Solutions Inc. , a Wayne software company that helps pharmaceutical companies with submitting clinical data to regulators, agreed to be acquired by Accenture P.L.C. earlier this month. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of September, were not disclosed. At $25.5 billion in net revenues for 2011, Accenture is by far the bigger company.
August 3, 2012
IN THE REGION Small slot-revenue drop in Pa. Gross slots revenue at the 11 Pennsylvania casinos fell 2.5 percent last month to $212.9 million, compared with July 2011. Every casino, with the exception of SugarHouse - which was up 6.1 percent - reported decreases, led by a 15.1 percent revenue decline at Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs had the smallest decrease, at 0.98 percent. July 2011 had an extra weekend compared with July 2012, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board noted Thursday.
August 3, 2012
Accenture said it had agreed to buy Octagon Research Solutions Inc., a Wayne software company focused on helping drug developers to submit documents required by the Food and Drug Administration and similar agencies worldwide, for an undisclosed price. Octagon, founded in 1999, employs 380 in Wayne, Mountain View, Calif.; London; and Bangalore, India, Accenture said. - Harold Brubaker
June 26, 2012 |
Campbell Soup Co., of Camden, has hired Accenture to handle back-office financial operations, such as credit, billing and collections, and will eliminate about 70 of the 110 jobs in its Cherry Hill office over the next eight to ten months, Campbell spokesman Anthony Sanzio said. Sanzio did not provide an estimate of how much the move would save, but said the savings would be "significant. " Under new chief executive Denise Morrison, Campbell is attempting to rebound from a protracted growth slump, but its stock continues to struggle.
March 18, 2012
At big companies - those with at least 500 employees - workers who love their jobs do so for lots of reasons, including the security, the camaraderie, and the support. Here is how some workers at top large workplaces in the region anonymously finished the phrase, "I love my job because . . . " SPIN (formerly Special People in Northeast Inc.) I've been raising my special-needs brother since I was 19 years old and I love him so much, and he inspired me to be patient.
October 17, 2011
Qlik Technologies Inc. , a Radnor software developer of analytical and search computer programs for businesses, said Anthony Deighton would become chief technology officer and continue as senior vice president, products, reporting to chief executive officer Lars Björk . Jonas Nachmanson , who most recently was chief technology officer, will become chief product strategy officer. Electronic Ink Inc. , a Philadelphia business system design consultancy, has hired Matt Pollitt as vice president of client strategy.
February 24, 2010 |
The first time Gavin Keirans attempted to get elected president of Pennsylvania State University's massive student body, he spent $1,000 of his own money on a campaign highlighted by a self-produced rap song declaring himself the best candidate. He and his running mate were up against four other tickets in April 2007, but a healthy dose of Philly swagger made the Somerton native confident. Maybe too confident. Sitting with his supporters, Keirans, a 2006 St. Joe's Prep grad, listened as his fiercest competition placed third.