A former business unit in Compuware has a new name and brand related to its relatively new ownership.
The former Professional Services Division of Compuware is now known as Lochbridge, a stand-alone full tech-service integration firm. Los Angeles-based Marlin Equity Partners
purchased the division from Compuware in February, spinning it out as its own company. It was briefly known as CW Professional Services before becoming Lochbridge.
"It [the transition to a stand alone company] has been going quite well," says Bob Kennedy, vice president of strategic services for Lochbridge
. "Our customers have taken very positively to it."
Lochbridge serves as a full-service systems integrator in the IT and software sectors. It builds custom tech platforms for large businesses and organizations. Those range from big-data platforms to mobile apps. About 1,000 employees work for the company (mostly former Compuware staffers), with about 200 of them toiling away at the Compuware Building in downtown Detroit.
"We're hiring people every day," Kennedy says. "We have new people coming into the organization every week."
Source: Bob Kennedy, vice president of strategic services for Lochbridge
Writer: Jon Zemke
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