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C/D/H Announces Merger with Blue Sphere and New Leadership

Posted by C/D/H Consultant on Nov 17, 2014 11:47:00 AM

DETROIT, Nov. 14, 2014 -- C/D/H, the enterprise technology solutions consultancy, announced it has merged with Blue Sphere Solutions, a Grand Rapids based software development firm. From this acquisition, C/D/H adds a portfolio of successful software products and an established software development team to its user-centric SharePoint, application development, cloud and infrastructure consulting services.

In addition to this acquisition, C/D/H is announcing changes to its leadership. Co-founder and managing partner Paul Hillman, long a pillar in the Michigan IT community, has retired as a shareholder and member of the C/D/H leadership team.

Mark Becker and Susan Cotts, both existing partners at C/D/H, will become half of the management team, acting as the Director of Consulting Services and Managing Partner respectively. Jim Brown, who recently joined C/D/H as part of the June 2014 merger with Coil Group, becomes Partner and Director of Sales and Marketing.  Chris Hashley, formerly owner of Blue Sphere Solutions, becomes Partner and Director of Software Development.  The collective vision of the new C/D/H leadership is that they will continue to build on C/D/H's 24 year history delivering technology solutions that fuel organizations and people.

"C/D/H acquiring the web development and SharePoint team from Plante Moran in 2011 was the first step towards the C/D/H transformation.   The Coil Group merger was a natural extension of that vision, allowing our company to do what it does best -- create business value through technology", says Paul Hillman.  "With the addition of the Blue Sphere team, the vision I had with Mark Becker and Susan Cotts is solidified.  I have high confidence that the collective embodiment of all three firms, operating as one C/D/H, will serve our existing and future clients well after my retirement."

Hillman will stay on as a part-time consultant and business development executive, but will also enjoy his newfound free time travelling, pursuing his charitable interests and spending more time with his family.


About C/D/H: C/D/H employs a user-centric, lean and agile approach to solve problems that fuel organizations and people. With offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, C/D/H has served clients across the country for more than 24 years. The firm solves organizational challenges through technology in collaboration, infrastructure, unified communications, project management, mobility and user centric application/software design and development. More information is available

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