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President and CEO of Stefanini IT Solutions to be Inducted Into Outsourcing Hall of Fame

Leader in IT Services to be Honored by Industry at Outsourcing Summit in São Paulo, Brazil

Poughkeepsie, NY, September 19, 2012 --( Marco Stefanini, COP, President and Global CEO of Stefanini IT Solutions, will be inducted into the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP’s) prestigious Outsourcing Hall of Fame; the industry’s highest professional recognition for contributions to business and society.

He will be honored at a luncheon ceremony during The 2012 Latin America Outsourcing Summit.

In a 25-year career, Stefanini has gained international recognition as a promoter of the IT services industry in Latin America. He has been named twice as one of the most influential professionals in nearshore outsourcing by Nearshore Americas. He founded the Brazilian Association of Software and Services for Export (BRASSCOM) and is the director of Seprosp (Union – service companies SP) and Softex.

“This is a big honor for me and all the employees of Stefanini. It represents recognition of our 25 years working to develop the IT market, first in Brazil and now in over 30 countries,” said Stefanini. “But above all, this is a result of our great relationship with our customers that trusted in us to support their IT projects.”

Founded in 1987, Stefanini IT Solutions began as a training company where they gave classes for IBM and other large corporations. Today, there are more than 16,000 employees in 71 offices across 30 countries covering the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. The innovative, fast growing company has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the top 10 innovative companies in Brazil.

A São Paulo native, he is also an active member at the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, representing Brazil’s IT industry and serves as member of the sub-committees responsible for education and innovation initiatives to further the exchange of best practices between Brazil and the U.S.

“The Outsourcing Hall of Fame recognizes the positive impact outsourcing has on business and society,” said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill. “I am pleased to welcome Marco Stefanini, who is at the forefront of advancing best practices. He represents the highest quality of professional in the outsourcing industry, globally.”

About the Outsourcing Hall of Fame
Established by IAOP in 2006, The Hall of Fame continues to grow globally and now has more than 20 members in its ranks. The unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing. Recipients of The Outsourcing Hall of Fame are selected by IAOP’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee and include buyers, advisors and outsourcing service providers from around the world. Other recent inductees are Blanca Treviño, president and CEO of Softtek; William F. Concannon, president of global corporate services at CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.; and Sandy Ogg, former chief human resource officer at Unilever.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

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