PRLog - Sep. 8, 2010 - (September 8, 2010) – Horses for Sources (HfS), a leading analyst advisory firm covering business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO) today announced another in a series of executive hires to support an expanding global remit.
Esteban Herrera joined HfS’executive management team as Research Vice President for the firm’s strategic sourcing practice for buy-side enterprises. Herrera will drive a definitive research agenda that encompasses strategic advice, best practices and governance support across all aspects of IT outsourcing, BPO and shared services.
Herrera joins HfS from leading outsourcing consultancy Alsbridge, where he served as Managing Director, overseeing several major ITO and BPO contract negotiations and strategy endeavors with global enterprises. Prior to Alsbridge, he served as President of NovaSphere Group, and an Executive Vice President at The Concours Group, where he led both the Sourcing Advisory Services and Global Shared Services practices. He has also held executive positions with both Infosys and Accenture, where he managed large global delivery P&Ls. Today he is a recognized thought-leader on outsourcing strategy and highly sought-after by clients needing expert advice.
Herrera brings deep international experience to HfS clients, having lived and worked in four continents. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He also co-authored the influential book “Outsourcing:
Herrera will report directly to Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO of HfS, who stated, “In today’s environment, providing the advice and information senior practitioners need – and can trust - is our singular focus at HfS, which is why we have asked Esteban to play a major role in our overall strategy. Our goal is to be the one analyst firm focused on sourcing that is truly distinctive with its direct, unbiased and insightful approach with buyers, and Esteban Herrera is an established and respected thought-leader to help get us there.”
Commenting on his appointment, Herrera added, "I could not be more thrilled to join the HfS team--the outsourcing industry desperately needs a bold new perspective and no firm is better positioned to provide it. The power of the HfS community, and how we apply it to providing meaningful insight, represents the future of enterprise research. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help reshape and entire industry that could do so much more than it does today. I've been listening carefully to buyers and their needs for the last fifteen years, and I can't wait to take their ideas forward into unparalleled analysis that I truly believe will change the game"
With a growing base of 33,000 subscribers to the HfS research website and blog, and the firm’s role as research partner to the IQPC’s Shared Services and Outsourcing Network of senior operations professionals, HfS’ access and influence to senior buy-side decision makers of outsourcing services is unrivalled in the industry.
About Horses for Sources
Horses for Sources (HfS) is the foremost advisory analyst firm and social networking community, focused on helping enterprises make complex decisions with their business process and IT outsourcing strategies.
With 33,000 subscribers, HfS provides the most impactful and frequently-visited global collaborative community platform in the global services industry, providing rapid and insightful commentary, analysis and debate of enterprise outsourcing dynamics. The organization is unique in the fact that it integrates personable social networking with market research and advisory services.
HfS’ mission is to provide a unique environment for collective research, opinion, experience and knowledge across the global outsourcing industry to help enterprises explore new performance thresholds. Led by industry expert Phil Fersht, the HfS team is a multi-disciplinary group of analysts across North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific regions, with deep domain knowledge in Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Services and Cloud Business Services.
Launched in 2007, the HfS blog has more than 100,000 monthly visitors across the global outsourcing industry, and is widely recognized as the leading destination for collective insight, research and open debate of industry issues and developments. The HfS LinkedIn community is thriving with over 10,500 industry professionals sharing views and information daily. More information about Horses for Sources can be accessed at www.horsesforsources.com. The company can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/
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