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Addison Group Partners With AIM Consulting, Expanding Technology Services Offering

Strategic Partnership Gives Addison Group Foothold in 3 Markets with Significant Tech Industry Presence

For Immediate Release

Contact: Martha Kelley Sams Addison Group 312.424.0300

CHICAGO – May 1, 2017 – Addison Group, a leading provider of professional staffing services, today announced the acquisition of AIM Consulting, a technology consulting firm with headquarters in Seattle and branch offices in both Denver and Minneapolis. This acquisition strengthens Addison Group’s presence in key markets, anchored by a tenured leadership team with deep expertise in technology solutions and services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With this partnership, AIM Consulting will underscore Addison Group’s strong position in the information technology sector by bringing its extensive experience in IT consulting and staffing along with a robust enterprise customer portfolio. As a result, Addison Group will now offer a more extensive suite of technology solutions and services for the group’s 3,000 customers. The transaction also aligns with Addison Group’s strategy to expand its national service footprint through organic growth and acquisitions of companies that have complementary service offerings, are high-growth and high-margin, that focus on customer satisfaction, expand the company’s reach, and share common business values.

“With the acquisition of AIM Consulting, we saw a clear opportunity to merge Addison Group’s proven performance in IT staffing with a powerful technology solutions and services provider,” said Thomas Moran, CEO of Addison Group. “Given the operational and cultural similarities of our two firms – this partnership is an exciting opportunity to evolve how we bring the right people together with the right companies to do great work. In the future, we expect to extend this new platform of high-level IT consulting services to full cycle solutions-based staffing services into all of our existing markets under the AIM Consulting brand. Addison Group and AIM Consulting look forward to bringing together all of our synergies and deep experience to further deliver value to our customers.”

Founded in 2006, AIM Consulting is a rapidly growing, nationally recognized leader in technology solutions and services. With offices in Seattle, Denver, and Minneapolis, AIM Consulting is focused on adding value to its more than 400 customers by developing long-term relationships and by attracting and retaining the best technology consulting talent in the region. The company offers a range of service offerings and engagement models to solve the most challenging customer problems. AIM Consulting has been recognized multiple times as one of the top workplaces in both Seattle and Minneapolis and has been listed on the 2015 and 2016 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. AIM Consulting’s end-to-end support across a project lifecycle closely aligns with Addison Group’s mission to serve as a trusted partner to our customers.

“AIM Consulting is proud to join forces with a world class service organization like Addison Group. We believe this acquisition best positions our firm and its great people for enhanced growth and opportunity. We are excited about expanding our services into new markets and working with such a capable and passionate organization,” said Kyle Guilford, AIM’s CEO and Co-Founder. “We look forward to continuing to win market share in our existing offices while stimulating growth through expanding our services into Addison Group’s vast customer base. Our leadership team is committed to the long-term success of the combined organization and excited about what the future holds for all of us.”

Addison Group is a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, a private equity firm based in New York.

About Addison Group

Addison Group is a leading provider of professional staffing and permanent placement services for Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Executive Search, Healthcare, HR & Administrative, and Engineering. Addison’s strengths are its strong management and executive teams, a relationship‐focused selling strategy, a history with clients of delivering the right candidate at the right time, and a loyal candidate base. With 18 offices in cities across the United States, Addison Group offers a national reach with a localized touch.

Since Addison’s first full year of operations, the company has grown significantly. As a result, Addison was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013 as one of the fastest growing Chicago‐based companies and by the Staffing Industry Report as one of the fastest growing staffing firms for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2016. In addition to these accolades, Addison Group has consistently been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace. Based solely on client and candidate feedback, Addison has made the Inavero’s Best of Staffing List for the past seven years.

About AIM Consulting

Founded in 2006, AIM Consulting is a rapidly growing, nationally recognized leader in technology solutions and services. With offices in Denver, Minneapolis, and Seattle, AIM Consulting has the people, processes, and tools to provide companies with strategic guidance on business-critical initiatives and deliver end-to-end solutions. AIM builds relationships with the best technology consulting talent in the region in order to custom-build teams dedicated to delivering industry-leading solutions with modern technologies and processes that solve business-critical challenges.