Confiance Names Ed Shirley to its Advisory Board

Reston, VA March 12, 2012–Confiance, a global provider of business transformation solutions for enterprises and the government, recently named Graham “Ed” Shirley to its Advisory Board. Ed’s successful and distinguished career in the Air Force was followed by senior positions in the private sector leading and advising firms working with the Defense Department and commercial industry.

“Ed brings tremendous public sector experience to Confiance as an Advisory Board member,” said Confiance’s CEO Dave Wolcott. “His insights and advice in assisting Confiance in our public sector growth strategy are invaluable.”

Mr. Shirley is the former President of Augusta Westland Helicopter with over 30 years of public sector experience at the senior executive levels within the Department of Defense and commercial industry. He is widely recognized for documented successes in setting productive performance policies and making excellent executive decisions in the areas of administration, personnel management, defense acquisition, government contracting, aircraft maintenance, aerospace engineering, supply, budget, construction, finance, information technology, and aircraft operations. He has been an International Negotiator with experience in foreign military sales, joint ventures, defense and intelligence matters, and government contracting.

Ed completed a successful career in the Air Force, rising from Basic Airman to General Officer. He is a former fighter pilot and veteran of Vietnam, as well as other armed conflicts abroad. Ed is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds an advanced degree from the University of Southern California.

Ed joins with Greg McCaffrey, VP & General Manager Public Sector to create and implement business development initiatives for Department of Defense clients.  “His deep working knowledge of current DoD budget constraints and program requirements combined with his superb ‘results-oriented’ reputation are a game-changer for Confiance,” said McCaffrey. “As a Veteran Owned Small Business (VSOB) with a proven track record in BPM and EA services, we are grateful that Ed brings his experience to our growth plans.”

About Confiance

Confiance is a global provider of business transformation solutions for commercial and government organizations. The company provides a comprehensive approach to Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture through a combination of consulting, education and technology that allows organizations to be more efficient, agile and improve service to customers and citizens. Confiance is recognized by its Global 500 and government agency customers as a trusted partner that helps implement change in order to achieve business results. Confiance’s customers include Alcoa, Bank of America, Bose, GE Commercial Finance, Kraft, State of New York, U.S. Army, Vodafone and Wyeth. For more information visit: www.confiancegroup.com.