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JK Group Names Robert E. Farina as Chief Executive OfficerTop Software Executive Joins Industry Pioneer to Drive Growth and Expand Product Portfolios (June 14, 2012)
PLAINSBORO, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- JK Group, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software and services for corporate philanthropy and social responsibility, today announced that Robert E. Farina has joined the company in the role of Chief Executive Officer. Farina brings to the company a distinguished career and proven track record in growing industry-leading software and services businesses.
JK Group is the fourth company that Farina has led as CEO, having guided three previous businesses to leadership positions in their respective markets. Most recently he was CEO of Parsippany, N.J. based CyberShift, which was one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New Jersey for multiple years and, among its many awards, was named as one of the leading privately held companies in the world by Red Herring magazine and an "Innovative Company to Watch" by IDC. Farina has also been named as a Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the state of New Jersey three times.
In his new role as CEO of JK Group, Farina will lead overall operations and set strategy as the company continues to develop end-to-end Software-as-a-Service solutions for corporate philanthropy and social responsibility, while executing on a delivery model that strives to be the gold standard of the industry and provide the highest possible value to its clients.
"Bob's expertise in developing and executing growth-oriented strategies is expressed through his firm grasp of what it takes to propel a business to the next level," said Scott Feldman, Chairman of JK Group and a director of Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC. "We anticipate that his direction and foresight will further cement JK Group as an innovator in corporate social responsibility management."
"I am excited to lead JK Group to the next level as an organization and help our clients deliver corporate philanthropic and other social responsibility programs that provide lasting value to their organizations, while making a significant impact on improving the world that we all share," said Farina.
JK Group's former CEO, Brad Galle, will remain with the company to assist in corporate strategy and business development. "I am very pleased that Brad will be working with me to continue to build JK Group to fulfill its potential in the market," said Farina.
About JK Group, Inc.
For over 20 years, JK Group has been the innovator in corporate philanthropic solutions. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 as well as hundreds of other organizations rely on its technology and services to support their philanthropic and social responsibility efforts. The company has been a leader in providing solutions for matching gifts, volunteer and event management, employee giving campaigns, grants administration, PAC programs and disaster relief. For more information, please visit www.jk-group.com.
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