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Moves Strengthen U.S. Operations of Global IT Company

Olive Technology Now has Edge in Competitive IT Market

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Olive Technology (www.olivetech.com), a global information technology services company, has announced the addition of two pivotal executive staff positions, a move that will give the organization an edge in client services and advance its position in the U.S. marketplace. Eric Busby will become Olive's chief technology officer (CTO), and Lori Nicholson will lead client services. Both positions are based in the U.S. 

"In order for us to truly be a global company, we must operate on the ground in the U.S," said John Gupta, chairman of Olive's board of directors. "We've had our CTO based in India for 17 years, but with Eric coming aboard and having him based in the U.S., we will be able to better address the needs and goals of our clients in this country."

Founded in 1996, Olive Technology serves faith-based nonprofit and for-profit clients by leveraging global resources, talent and technology. Since its founding, it has served clients in more than 10 countries with effective alternatives to traditional IT services. Services include web application development, mobile application development and website development, maintenance and enhancements.

Busby spent nearly three decades in the public and private sectors, which gave him innovative and dynamic senior technology leadership experience. He began his professional career at QuickStart Technologies, an Inc. 500 company, moved to chief information officer at Saddleback Church and most recently was a senior leader at Global Ministries Fellowship.

"Having a U.S.-based CTO is a critical shift for Olive," Busby said. "It means clients will have resources on the ground and available at all times. My leadership experience -- being a client of Olive's while at Saddleback Church -- will give me a unique perspective as I help set the organization's vision and standards, and more importantly, interact with clients and understand their needs."

Nicholson brings experience as an educator and as director of learning technology for Hope International University, where she managed and implemented a fully operational online education system. Her focus will be on user training and ensuring Olive's clients get the most out of their technology.

"I am eager to bring my skills in end user training and in intercultural communication to enhance the client experience at Olive," said Nicholson. "Providing clients with innovative technology is a great addition to their business needs. However, if they do not possess the ability and understanding to get the most out of that technology, the benefits will be limited. As director of client services, my role is making sure clients utilize the technology in the most strategic and helpful way possible."

Olive's clients include several leading faith-based organizations, including Saddleback Church, World Vision USA, Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), David C. Cook and International Bible Society.

"These moves position us better as a U.S.-based company," said Joseph Vijayam, managing director and CEO of Olive Technology. "They will allow us to provide lower costs to our clients and a quicker speed to market. We have a long-range commitment to the U.S. market and believe these moves only enhance our ability to service our clients better."

Olive Technology (www.olivetech.com), based in Colorado Springs, is an information technology services organization providing full-service solutions in software development and process management in a diverse industry environment. Olive was formed with the expressed purpose to better serve clients with effective alternatives to traditional IT services by leveraging global resources, talent and technology. Since its inception in 1996, it has provided comprehensive technology services to more than 100 clients in 10 countries.