Tech Executive Brings Expertise on Leading Companies through Hyper-Growth Periods
Austin, TX – March 2, 2022 – Praecipio, leading IT services, and business process management consulting firm, today announced that Michael Rapp has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Praecipio Founder Christian Lane will continue to build and strengthen the company, serving as the Chief Growth Officer, focusing on people and culture, alliances, and brand.
A seasoned leader with more than 25 years of experience at the helm of technology services companies, Rapp brings a wealth of knowledge to Praecipio and a passion for developing diverse corporate cultures built for accelerated growth. With a background in scaling companies, creating and communicating company vision and driving strategic growth, Rapp joins Praecipio as the company continues to ramp up its efforts to deliver process excellence and value-driven outcomes for customers around the world.
Rapp’s career includes work at both start-ups and multi-billion-dollar corporations. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Champion ONE, a leading designer, marketer, and supplier of optical networking components globally, where he led an accelerated growth plan culminating in the successful sale to Legrand. His experience also includes serving as Chief Revenue Officer at En Pointe IT Solutions, heading integration, growth, and strategy at Insight, and other key senior leadership roles at PCM, En Pointe Technologies, Software Spectrum, and Admor Memory.
“I am thrilled to join Praecipio and lead alongside this talented and passionate team,” said Michael Rapp, CEO of Praecipio. “Focusing on customer value and integrity, we’ll continue to join forces with other Atlassian Solution Providers and ultimately will expand our reach across vertical markets and geographies, building the dominant Scaled Agile, DevOps, Service Management, and Cloud consulting firm.”
“This is an exciting new chapter for Praecipio,” said company Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Christian Lane. “I’m looking forward to working with Michael and the rest of the team as we continue to grow, expanding deeper into enterprise and reaching customers in new markets.”
“Michael is a forward-thinking executive with an extensive background in building and scaling technology organizations, particularly as they experience hyper-growth. He will be an incredible asset for Praecipio as it embarks on this next phase, particularly as it joins forces with other Atlassian Solutions Providers in the weeks and months ahead,” said Eric Hinkle at Periscope Equity, an investor in Praecipio. “His passion for driving outcomes for customers alongside a deep commitment to building a strong company culture makes him a great fit for Praecipio, and we look forward to continued growth under his leadership.”
Praecipio is a leading business process and technology consulting firm based in Austin, Texas helping organizations successfully achieve their business transformation goals. Specializing in process frameworks, including Agile, IT Service Management (ITSM), DevOps, and Enterprise Service Management, Praecipio serves as a strategic partner to industry leaders and organizations of all sizes, optimizing business processes with Atlassian's robust product suite and other category-leading technologies. As an Atlassian Platinum Enterprise Solution Partner, Praecipio offers integrated business and technology solutions that help clients deliver a delightful customer experience, increase cost savings, and improve business performance. Since establishing an official partnership with Atlassian in 2008, Atlassian has recognized Praecipio as their Partner of the Year for five of the last six years, including ITSM Partner of the Year in 2018 and Enterprise Services Partner of the Year in 2020.
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