IRVINE, Calif., November 29, 2011 - Resources Global Professionals ("Resources"), a leading multinational provider of professional services and the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), will present at the William Blair & Company Global Services Growth Stock Conference, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At 3 p.m. MST on Wednesday, December 7th, Resources' Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nate Franke (biographical details below) and Senior Vice President Tracy Stephens (biographical details below), are scheduled to participate in a question and answer, analyst-led presentation. A webcast of the presentation will be available live through the Investor Relations section of the Resources' website: http://ir.resourcesglobal.com/events.cfm and will be recorded and accessible for 30 days.
This is the second annual Global Services Growth Stock Conference hosted by William Blair & Company, a global investment firm that provides high-quality, in-depth research on growth companies, with a focus on small- and midcap stocks.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
With a background perfectly suited for dealing with today's increasingly complex regulatory environment, Franke joined Resources in 2007 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. As such, he is responsible for all financial aspects of Resources' operations, including financial reporting and investor relations. Franke oversees the financial side of Resources' business that generated approximately $545 million in revenue in fiscal 2011, employs more than 3,000 professionals globally and has grown to 80 practice offices worldwide during the past 15 years.
Franke joined Resources after 22 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as an audit partner primarily working with publicly traded companies in the consumer and technology industries.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He is also a part-time lecturer in financial reporting and analysis at the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business.
Senior Vice President
Tracy Stephens heads Resources' supply chain management global practice and is senior vice president of the Company's U.S. Central-Southeast Region, comprised of 21 practice offices.
In 1996, Stephens co-founded The Procurement Centre, which sought to harness the expertise of supply chain subject-matter experts to serve as consultants. In 2002, as globalization became a top management challenge, Stephens was a driving force of the acquisition of The Procurement Centre by Resources Global Professionals, which has multinational operations across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Throughout more than 25 years of experience, Stephens has held the titles of CEO, COO, board member and owner within the professional/financial services, distribution, commercial lending and consulting industries. He started two successful companies and grew them to profitability. Both were sold to large global companies.
Stephens was recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pro To Know for 2007, 2008 and 2010, nominated for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 and led The Procurement Centre to national recognition in the INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2002. Stephens holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance with a special emphasis on economics from Texas A&M University.
ABOUT RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS
The world's leading businesses trust Resources Global Professionals with their most pressing initiatives. We're a multinational professional services firm that partners with business leaders to drive change across all parts of a global enterprise. Our accomplished professionals have expertise in finance & accounting, information management, risk & compliance, human capital, legal & regulatory, corporate advisory & restructuring, strategic communications, and supply chain management. Working as members of clients' teams, we solve problems, execute plans and transfer knowledge.
Resources was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with over 3,000 professionals, annually serving 1,900 clients around the world from 80 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Resources has served 86 of the Fortune 100 companies. In 2009, the firm was named to Forbes.com's list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.
The operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN), the company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about Resources is available at http://www.resourcesglobal.com.