Board of Advisors
Randolph C. Blazer
Mr. Randolph Blazer has over 30 years of experience leading word-class management consulting enterprises. Mr. Blazer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BearingPoint, one of the world's largest consulting and systems integration firms. Under his leadership, the firm, then known as KPMG Consulting, launched the second-largest IPO of NASDAQ’s history, becoming the first of the Big Five consulting firms to separate from its audit and tax parent and become an independent, publicly-traded company. Mr. Blazer led BearingPoint to market-leading double-digit growth for business consulting and systems integration services from 1997-2004. Mr. Blazer served as President and General Manager of SAP’s Public Sector business unit. His responsibility included sales and service to federal, state and local governments, higher education institutions, the federal intelligence community and the top fourteen aerospace and defense corporations headquartered in the United States.
After serving in various leadership capacities with KPMG since 1977, Mr. Blazer was appointed Vice Chairman of Consulting Services in 1997 where he led the consolidation of KPMG LLP's global consulting practices under a single business unit. Mr. Blazer served on the Board of Advisors for Apex Systems, Inc. until February 2007 when the company asked him to join the company as its COO. There his responsibilities are to “run” the company and its operations reporting to the three Founders/CEOs. After the first year, Mr. Blazer strengthened the company’s focus on bottom line results and operational productivity. He instituted new account strategies and is updating the company’s performance management process. For 2007, Apex posted 33% revenue growth with a 100 basis point increase in earnings margins. Apex is one of the fastest growing and most profitable IT Staffing businesses in the US. It is now the 10th largest such business and is privately held. Prior to joining KPMG LLP in 1977, Mr. Blazer served as a Captain in the United States Army. He has an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Economics from McDaniel College.