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McConnell International sold to Clinton Rubin

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McConnell International, which was founded and run by Bruce McConnell, the former information
technology chief at the Office of Management and Budget, has been sold to Clinton Rubin LLC, a consulting firm specializing in executive level management services, it was announced overnight.

I literally just saw the release, so I don’t know much more then what I read, but… according to the release [.pdf]…

McConnell International – a Clinton Rubin LLC company, is a consulting firm specializing in bringing the best of private sector resources, including technology-centered services, to government executives to solve their mission critical problems. The firm provides executive consultants with in-depth governmental experience and expertise to advise senior management in industry and government. McConnell International has an established Federal agency practice that provides expertise across a broad range of civilian agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of
Treasury, and other financial services agencies.

McConnell International, while becoming a Clinton Rubin LLC company, will maintain its focus on the government sector and will bring significant additional value to client engagements through Clinton Rubin’s strategic consulting and project management capabilities. Bruce McConnell, McConnell International’s founder and former information technology chief at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, will remain actively involved in the new venture.

I assume that McConnell’s Government Futures site comes along with the deal, but… the release doesn’t say. Government Futures was an interesting experiment in building a futures market — a predictive market — around government issues. The difficulty, as with so many of these initiatives, is building a user base.

Read the full release after the break…

As promised, the full release [.pdf]…

Trevose, PA — Clinton Rubin LLC, a consulting firm specializing in executive level management services, today announced the acquisition of McConnell International, LLC of Washington, DC.

McConnell International – a Clinton Rubin LLC company, is a consulting firm specializing in bringing the best of private sector resources, including technology-centered services, to government executives to solve their mission critical problems. The firm provides executive consultants with in-depth governmental experience and expertise to advise senior management in industry and government. McConnell International has an established Federal agency practice that provides expertise across a broad range of civilian agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Treasury, and other financial services agencies.

McConnell International, while becoming a Clinton Rubin LLC company, will maintain its focus on the government sector and will bring significant additional value to client engagements through Clinton Rubin’s strategic consulting and project management capabilities. Bruce McConnell, McConnell International’s founder and former information technology chief at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, will remain actively involved in the new venture.

This acquisition expands Clinton Rubin’s reach into the government sector and brings in capabilities that blend well with their current executive level consulting and support services. Clinton Rubin’s areas of expertise include: corporate strategy development, turnaround management, public/private partnering, finance and human resource transformation, merger integration management, outsourcing advisory, ERP and complex systems implementation services.

Clinton Rubin was founded by Managing Partners Chuck Burns and Scott Smith in 2006 and brought together senior consultants from several of the top consulting firms in the country who share the belief that clients deserve solutions that combine experience and expertise with personal attention, values that are echoed by the McConnell International team.

New McConnell International President and Clinton Rubin Partner Brad King said: “This acquisition brings together two seasoned teams of experienced professionals who share a common belief that both government and industry operate more effectively when knowledge, analysis, effort and trust are bolstered by technology to promote improved program effectiveness.”

McConnell International Founder, Bruce McConnell said: “By focusing on mission-critical problems we help our clients win government contracts with innovative solutions that benefit taxpayers and improve public services. By bringing Clinton Rubin and McConnell International together we now offer our expertise to a much broader portfolio of clients including our combined base of Fortune 100 companies and government agencies.”

If you know anything about Clinton Rubin LLC… let me know.

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Written by cdorobek

October 14, 2008 at 1:32 AM

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