John Keast Joins Blackstone Technology Group’s Executive Team

  John Keast Joins Blackstone Technology Group’s Executive Team

          Former PG&E CIO Brings Years of IT and Digital Experience

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- July 24, 2012

Blackstone Technology Group, a global technology and management consulting
firm, is proud to welcome John Keast on board as Executive Director of
Corporate Development. With more than 25 years of experience, Keast brings a
wealth of talent and industry experiences in information technology,
multi-channel commerce and digital marketing.

John Keast (Photo: Business Wire)

John Keast (Photo: Business Wire)

Keast will be responsible for accelerating Blackstone’s commercial practices,
including financial services, energy and healthcare. Prior to Blackstone,
Keast held an impressive succession of executive positions, such as Chief
Information Officer (CIO) of PG&E Corporation, CIO of Filemaker (a subsidiary
of Apple Computer), Chief Operating Officer of, and Chief Architect
of DHL Worldwide Express. Keast was previously nominated as CIO of the Year by
InformationWeek during his tenure at PG&E Corporation. During his time at
PG&E, Keast collaborated closely with Blackstone Technology Group.

“I’ve known the Blackstone team since its inception 14 years ago,” Keast says.
“After a long-standing relationship, I am proud to join Blackstone Technology
Group, especially in a time of accelerated growth and opportunity.”

“John’s wide range of expertise in the IT and digital realms will complement
Blackstone’s team of seasoned professionals,” says David Mysona, Chief
Executive Officer of Blackstone Technology Group. “As Blackstone looks to
expand and diversify our practices, John’s knowledge and experience in a
variety of industries will be largely beneficial.”

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About Blackstone Technology Group

Blackstone Technology Group ( a 300+ person,
privately-held, global IT and business consulting firm founded in 1998.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Sacramento, Denver,
Houston, and Washington DC, our mission is to implement innovative IT and
business process solutions that help our clients address industry challenges,
achieve cost containment, and transform their business models within their
respective commercial and public service marketplaces. Blackstone has garnered
an impressive track record of delivering successful results, with a noteworthy
client list that includes many Fortune 1000 businesses and US Federal
Government and California State Agencies.

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