January 14, 2009
Three Pillar Merges with Firefly Database Solutions, Acquires PKR Internet
Fairfax, Virginia, January 13, 2009 – Three Pillar Software, Inc. (Three Pillar), a leading software development and systems integration provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, concluded 2008 with a strategic merger and a tactical acquisition designed to provide the company with significantly enhanced infrastructure and consulting services, as well as highly credible federal marketplace penetration.
According to Three Pillar CEO David DeWolf, the merger with Firefly Database Solutions (Firefly) allows Three Pillar to go to market as a complete IT services provider.
"Combining capability with Firefly means our outsourcing and maintenance offerings are now fully in-house," explained DeWolf. "It enriches our already deep application and website hosting offerings while adding exceptional infrastructure acumen. We now know both sides of the industry backwards and forwards."
Firefly founder Blaine Hall, named executive vice president of infrastructure services for Three Pillar, echoed DeWolf's enthusiasm for the merger. "Three Pillar clients get all the essential expertise on software and infrastructure from one source," he said. "Combined, our solution development is far more innovative, and our delivery is smoother and more seamless."
Hall also noted that the Three Pillar/Firefly merger allows the company to authoritatively enter the federal marketplace; more than 95 percent of Firefly's revenue was based on U.S. Department of Defense contracts. "Three Pillar now has the past performance and qualifications to serve government clients with unmatched authority," added Hall.
In addition to the successful merger with Firefly, Three Pillar has finalized the acquisition of software developer PKR Internet (PKR), bolstering Three Pillar offerings in web-based multilingual content management systems using Linux, Java, and open source tools.
"PKR services were an obvious complement to Three Pillar offerings," said PKR founder Richard Bullington-McGuire, who shares DeWolf's and Hall's enthusiasm for Three Pillar performance in 2009. He will serve as the new Three Pillar director of technology, overseeing technical delivery of Three Pillar services while identifying emerging technology trends and leading company decisions on technological investment.
Founded in July 2006, Three Pillar Software specializes in application development and systems integration, differentiating itself based on expertise in open source technologies and Agile development methods. Three Pillar also offers coaching and consulting in Agile methodologies, and can deliver a complete range of technical outsourcing, management, and strategic consulting services. For more information, visit the Three Pillar website at www.3pillarglobal.com/.