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Oliver Group Appoints Two New Advisory Council Members


Louisville, KY (January 26, 2017) — Oliver Group announced the appointment of two new members to its Advisory Council. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide an outside, objective point-of-view to Oliver Group’s executive team and owners regarding the company’s strategic plan and growth goals. Joining the Advisory Council is Jude Thompson and Purna Veer.

Jude Thompson is the president and partner of AgentLink, a health insurance brokerage firm. Thompson previously served as President and Co-CEO of Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA, the world’s third largest pizza company, with more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide. Prior to Papa John’s, Thompson served as Senior Vice President of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), and President, Individual Business of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He is also a board member of The Rawlings Group, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Iris Plans, Wynnchurch Capital and Central Bank.

Purna Veer is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and technology thought leader striving to help businesses disrupt their industry placing them as leaders in their respective industries. As the founder and President of V-Soft Consulting, Veer has led the company from its humble beginnings in 1997 to over 1,000 global employees and is recognized as a leader in the field of IT services. Veer was a winner in Ernst & Young’s global EOY program as an “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2016 within the Technology Solutions division among other accolades. Veer’s passion includes his V-Soft Cares initiative which brings corporate support to V-Soft employees seeking to improve the communities where they live through volunteering and financial support.

Thompson and Veer join existing members Jaleigh White, Executive Vice President of Hilliard Lyons and Thomas J. Flocco, Chairman of Everglades Boats. “Mr. Thompson and Mr. Veer, along with the other members of our Advisory Council, bring exceptional talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to evolve our strategy and strengthen our value to clients,” said Jennifer Mackin, CEO of Oliver Group.


About Oliver Group

For more than 30 years, Oliver Group has helped organizations acquire and develop top talent by objectively assessing people and teams against desired outcomes. We work with our clients to develop a clear plan of action that ensures the right people are in place to help the organization grow and adapt, hit important goals and be a great place to work. For any business, people make the difference, and we want your people to perform at their highest levels. You can count on our full suite of services to help you build an exceptional team.

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