Blackstone Technology Group names Patrick James as Chief Operations Officer

San Francisco, California. – February 11, 2014 – Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions company announces today that Patrick James, 22-year professional services and operations veteran, has been appointed Chief Operations Officer.

“Patrick has improved our operational efficiency and effectiveness in many ways, establishing a solid base for our company’s growth. More than ever, Blackstone has strong momentum in the marketplace through our service and solution offerings, and his leadership will help ensure we harness this potential and fully realize the growth opportunities before us,” said David E. Mysona, Blackstone’s CEO.

In this appointment, James will be responsible for all major shared operational functions for the company including information technology, employee recruiting, employee professional development, and global marketing. He also continues to focus on driving Blackstone’s strategic direction and future growth as a member of the executive leadership team.

James joined Blackstone in 2012 as Director of Operations. Before joining Blackstone, he spent 11 years with Deloitte, consulting on financial and retail system implementations, business strategy and operations projects. James also worked for 9 years advising startup companies on building the infrastructure to deploy in-house professional and managed services. James earned a M.B.A from Saint Mary’s College of Moraga and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico.

Blackstone Technology Group is a 275+ person, privately-held, global IT and business consulting firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Sacramento, Denver, Houston, and Washington DC. Blackstone’s three business divisions consist of technical and management consulting, technical staff augmentation, and is the leader in web based gas transaction management software for the natural gas industry. Blackstone’s implements innovative IT and business process solutions that help its clients address industry challenges, achieve cost containment, and transform their business models within their respective commercial and public service marketplaces. Clients include many Fortune 1000 businesses and US Federal Government and California State Agencies.

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