IRVINE, Calif., July 17, 2014 - Resources Global Professionals ("RGP" or "the Company") today announced that Tanja Cebula has been promoted to Executive Vice President - Chief Innovation Officer. Additionally, Tim Brackney, Elisabeth Dick and Joni Noel have been promoted to Senior Vice President roles in the Company's Northwest, Southwest and South Central regions, respectively.
"These promotions are reflective of each individual's sustained and consistent operational excellence over their careers with RGP," said Tony Cherbak, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Tanja, Tim, Liz and Joni have always brought new ideas to our clients and mentor their teams enthusiastically, leading their practices to growth. I know they will continue to deliver for our clients in their new roles and look forward to their success."
Cebula joined RGP in 1997 as Managing Director and founder of the Company's Portland, Oregon office. As the Company's new Chief Innovation Officer, she will work collaboratively with senior leadership and practice area subject matter experts to scale growth initiatives and best practices globally and identify new and exciting innovative ideas.
Most recently, Cebula managed RGP's Western Region, which includes 19 offices in the U.S. and Mexico, overseeing operations, financials and recruiting while mentoring teams and offering strategic guidance to the practices within the region.
Prior to RGP, Cebula served as Product Director for Johnson & Johnson Medical and was a Senior Auditor for Deloitte. She received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Cebula serves on the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees and is a member of the College of Business Dean's Circle of Excellence. She co-founded the BeAware Foundation whose mission is to bring breast cancer awareness to corporate America.
Brackney has been with RGP for over 11 years in various key leadership roles and is Senior Vice President of the Northwest region, including offices in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. In his new role, Brackney will provide strategic guidance and leadership to his offices. Prior to RGP, Brackney served as Senior Manager in PwC's Advisory and Assurance Practices focusing primarily on business process outsourcing, finance transformation and financial audits of global multi-national companies. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Brackney serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health.
Dick joined RGP in 1996 as one of the Company's first three employees. As Senior Vice President, Southwest, she is responsible for managing offices in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Hawaii. She directs the operations and manages client relationships in her region while actively mentoring her teams and offering strategic guidance to each office. Prior to RGP, Dick worked in both the audit and tax practices at Deloitte. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and serves on the Board of Directors of both the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Organization of Women Executives.
Noel began her RGP career in 1999, serving as Managing Director in several offices, bringing energy, new ideas and revenue growth to each. As Senior Vice President, South Central, Noel will manage and mentor RGP's offices in the region, including U.S. offices in Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma and international offices in Mexico and Calgary, Canada. Noel is an alumnus of Deloitte where she worked for eight years in audit. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Denver and serves on the Board of Directors of Kidsave International.
RGP, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services.
RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with 3,100 professionals, annually serving over 1,800 clients around the world from 68 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, RGP has served 87 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about RGP is available at http://www.RGP.com.
Nate Franke, Chief Financial Officer
Linda Lee, RGP