BearingPoint Names S. Singh Mecker Senior Vice President, Technology Consulting
Mecker was most recently CEO and President of Valdero, a venture-backed startup providing Web-based software for business performance management and analytics to manufacturers, which he co-founded in 2001. In this role, he was responsible for defining the overall strategy for Valdero’s growth and positioning in the market while overseeing all day-to-day sales, marketing and product development activities that led to Valdero being recognized as a leader in its space.

McLean, Va., March 15, 2006 – BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE), one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, today announced that S. Singh Mecker has been named senior vice president of technology consulting. In this newly-created position, Mecker will be responsible for identifying, developing and bringing to market high-value, cross-industry solutions along with managing BearingPoint’s strategic alliances with technology providers.

"We are excited to welcome Singh to our team," said Joni Kahn, BearingPoint’s executive vice president of technology solutions. "His valuable experience in developing and commercializing products and services will allow us to capitalize on our broad industry capabilities and commitment to pragmatic innovation, positioning BearingPoint to deliver real and tangible solutions that address our clients’ specific needs."

Kahn continued: "BearingPoint is focused today on working with partners to develop high-value, innovative products and solutions that solve client challenges and increase the overall return from their technology investments. There is no better example of this than our recently announced partnership with Google, where we are working to simplify the complexities of the enterprise environment and help clients increase productivity and efficiency through improved accessibility and more effective use of their information and knowledge."

"I am pleased to join BearingPoint at this exciting time," said Mecker. "The market is looking to solution providers to take the lead in solving real-world problems that require a combination of business and technology expertise. I believe my experiences in identifying market opportunities and bringing innovation to market will translate directly to developing and implementing solutions and alliances that truly satisfy challenges faced by our clients today."

Prior to Valdero, Mecker served in several senior management roles at KPMG Consulting, responsible for consulting practices for Internet Business Solutions as well as Supply Chain Management. Mecker has also held product management and development positions at PeopleSoft and Oracle. Mecker will be based in BearingPoint’s Mountain View, Calif. offices.

About BearingPoint, Inc.

BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) is one of the world's largest providers of management and technology consulting services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations in 60 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, Va., the firm has approximately 17,500 employees, and major practice areas focusing on the Public Services, Financial Services and Commercial Services markets. For nearly 100 years, BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them to get the job done. For more information, visit the Company's website at