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Despite lagging economy, local professional services firm can't hire fast enough.

While layoffs seem to be the norm these days at most companies, Meridian Partners is an exception. Business is growing and they are hiring.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - MIAMI BEACH, FL, August 11, 2008 - While layoffs seem to be the norm these days at most companies, Meridian Partners is an exception. Business is growing and they are hiring. A professional services firm headquartered on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Meridian Partners provides project implementation and staffing services to government agencies and Fortune 2000 companies that use SAP software to help run and manage their business. This month, they were ranked the third fastest-growing technology firm in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal.

The company was founded in 2002 by Wilberto Martinez, an MIT-educated engineer who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and Jose B. (JB) Aleman, a Miami native with a strong entrepreneurial background. The two met in the late '90s at Cambridge Technology Partners where they were colleagues. For the first few years, Meridian Partners offered e-business consulting services to South Florida companies. Since 2004, their focus has been on providing SAP software expertise to public sector organizations. This targeted approach has paid off. Last year, Meridian Partners was ranked as one of the fastest growing organizations by Inc. magazine with sales growing by 1,750% from 2004 to 2007.

"Our biggest challenge is filling the positions to do the work," states Mr. Martinez. "We are very selective and our SAP consultants are highly specialized. Combined with our fast growth, recruiting top talent has become our number one priority."

To attract the best people, the company has looked for innovative ways to stand out in the field. The office on Lincoln Road is definitely a draw, particularly for those interviewing from out of town. In addition, they offer highly competitive compensation packages while providing a family-friendly environment.

"Wil and I both have young children and we want to be part of their daily lives," adds Mr. Aleman. "It's not always easy when you're a consultant but we try to be as accommodating as possible so our consultants can work close to home and not miss out on their family's activities."

In addition, Meridian Partners tries to offer their consultants challenging, diverse projects so they are never bored and frequent training opportunities for continued learning. Current clients include the South Florida Water Management District, RailAmerica, and one of the largest five public school districts in the nation.

About Meridian Partners
Meridian Partners specializes in SAP upgrades, implementations, maintenance/support and strategic staffing for public sector and Fortune 1000 organizations. Rated by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in America, Meridian Partners is an SAP Services Partner and certified SBE/MBE. Meridian's experienced team includes numerous consultants with SAP public sector certification.

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