Former IBM-Cognos Executive Leads Performance Management Practice at Pragmatek Consulting Group

PR Newswire — February 18, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mike King has joined Pragmatek Consulting Group as vice president of the Enterprise Performance Management Practice. The former IBM client director of business analytics in the north central region, King will build a staff of experienced Cognos consultants to deliver business intelligence value to clients.

King’s extensive performance management background includes his most recent position at IBM and two years at Cognos before its purchase by IBM, which complements Pragmatek’s SAP analytics expertise. The enhanced practice will help clients to deepen their skills sets in financial planning activities, including budgets, forecasts, dashboards, and scorecards.

“Companies are looking to accelerate profitable growth, which is why we’re bolstering our business analytics practice with IBM-Cognos,” says Steve Bloom, CEO of Pragmatek Consulting Group.

Prior to his IBM and Cognos positions, King was a director of technology for United Health Care Group in Minneapolis. His broad consulting experience includes: director of business intelligence for Answerthink in New York City, vice president of data warehousing for Renaissance Solutions in Indianapolis, and senior manager of Andersen Consulting’s data warehousing practice in New York City.

King holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York. He is a member of the Data Warehousing Society and American Management Association. He resides in Elk River, Minn.

Based in Minneapolis, Pragmatek offers SAP services, management consulting and an exclusive ROI-driven methodology called Business Process Technology Alignment. It has been an SAP Partner since 1996, with deep expertise in all functional areas of SAP to help clients achieve exceptional enterprise information solutions. Pragmatek works with clients to design and implement operational, supply chain and business intelligence strategies to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. For more information, visit

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