iLink’s Systems’ COO Vishwenath Kizhapandal moves to Washington DC to expand iLink’s East Coast Operations

Seattle, WA, Oct 15, 2005 – iLink Systems, a leading end-to-end enterprise software solutions company, expands its East Coast operations by opening its new office in Washington DC. iLink currently operates out of its offices in Seattle WA, Fairfax VA and Chennai, India. This move is aimed at providing better customer service to the growing number of iLink’s East Coast clientele. Mr.Kizhapandal took over as COO in April and was tasked with streamlining iLink’s global operations. As an integral part of these efforts, he will now move from Seattle to the Fairfax office, and spearhead the current east coast expansion plan and impending expansion into the European markets.

Mr.Kizhapandal has extensive experience in IT management and consulting. He has an excellent track record in leadership roles at Answerthink Consulting and has consulted on large engagements at several Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, JM Family, UBS, NAPA. While at Infilink (, he gained relevant experience in managing eBusiness product suites and was exposed to handling challenges related to growing small to medium sized technology firm. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Bachelors degree from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India.

“I am excited with the pace and growth in our East Coast business and operations. Over the last several months, we have carefully mapped out the infrastructure, methodology, delivery and support required by our clients in this area. I am glad to say that we are on target in all aspects of our business and growth plan due to this planned move” said Mr.Vishwenath Kizhapandal.

“25 of our current client-base is East Coast based and we are seeing an upward trend in the number of projects that are coming to us from that area. We expect that by end of 2006 about half our business will be generated in the east coast. This trend created a business need for more senior management attention in our East Coast operations. Vish is the right choice from our executive team to provide that level of attention and leadership.” said Mr. Sridhar Mahadevan co-founder and CTO of iLink Systems. He added that “Vish has a solid understanding of all aspects of our business, and I am sure that he would also help us continue the eastward expansion into Europe in the near future”

About iLink Systems

iLink Systems is an end to end software solutions provider with core capabilities in enterprise application development and integration, business analysis, eMarketing, creative services, and application maintenance and support. iLink focuses on providing software development solutions to the healthcare, real estate, non-profit and online retail verticals. iLink has served clients like HP, Hitachi, and As a Microsoft ISV Gold Partner, iLink is positioned among the top Microsoft based solution providers. iLink operates from its offices in Seattle WA, Fairfax VA and Chennai, India.

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