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Fast Enterprises Announces First Associate Partner Promotions

Government software and consulting services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) has announced that Jim Goatcher and Dave Alderson have been named associate partners. The promotions are the first to the firm’s new associate partner level.

“Jim and Dave have been with FAST since the beginning,” said Martin Rankin, FAST’s managing partner. “The hard work and commitment they’ve demonstrated to our company and our clients, and to implementing and improving our software products, are second to none.”

Goatcher is currently managing a project for the British Columbia Ministry of Finance in Canada. The effort will upgrade the ministry’s existing version of FAST’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) GenTax® integrated tax administration software to the newest available version. The ministry was FAST’s first client in 1999. It was also Goatcher’s first GenTax® implementation project and he has since been involved with six other implementations in the United States and Canada.

“For more than 12 years, FAST has given me the opportunity to work with talented people and innovative software to deliver success on some incredibly important government projects,” Goatcher said. “It’s an honor to be recognized for contributing to the success of such a great company and its clients.”

Alderson joined FAST in 1999 and, like Goatcher, was part of the firm’s first project for the British Columbia Ministry of Finance. He has been the architect of important components of FAST’s software and has worked in project management and technical roles at five FAST client agencies in the United States and Canada.

Alderson currently manages the state of Arkansas’ project to implement FAST’s COTS solutions for driver licensing and motor vehicle titling and registration. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration will be the first state agency to implement both of these software products, known as the Fast Driver Services (FastDS) and Fast Vehicle Services (FastVS) solutions. Under Alderson’s leadership, the state and FAST project team delivered the FastDS solution on time and within budget, with first production occurring in September 2012. The follow-on FastVS implementation project is scheduled for production in 2013.

“Being part of the phenomenal growth of a company that continues to develop revolutionary software has been a rewarding experience,” said Alderson, who has seen FAST grow from a company of less than 10 employees in 1999 to more than 400 employees today. “I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings for FAST and our government clients,” he said. “The sky is the limit.”

FAST Partner James Harrison said that with 25 years of combined experience at the firm, Goatcher and Alderson have a profound knowledge of what it takes to ensure FAST’s products, employees, and clients excel. “Dave and Jim have proven throughout the years that they will do whatever it takes to achieve success for our clients and our company,” Harrison said. “Naming them associate partners is FAST’s way of recognizing all their hard work and accomplishments over the years.”

About Fast Enterprises

Fast Enterprises (FAST) works with government agencies to implement integrated software solutions used to administer a wide variety of tax and revenue, license and registration, and unemployment insurance programs. The company’s commercial-off-the-shelf software solutions are based on a core system architecture that can be configured to provide agencies with the options, settings, and functions necessary for effective and efficient administration of their programs.

FAST’s software helps agencies reduce costs, enhance services, improve the efficiency of internal operations, and maximize return on investment. The company’s software solutions are browser-based, platform-independent, service-oriented-architecture-compliant, and scalable applications that run on industry standard hardware, operating systems, and relational database management systems.

Every FAST implementation project—representing tax, license, registration, and unemployment insurance account types—has been completed on time and on budget. Government employees use FAST’s software as the primary system for the management and administration of millions of customer accounts.

FAST’s headquarters and solution center are located in Denver, Colorado. Product support staff and administrative staff are located worldwide.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with a Fast Enterprises partner or company representative, contact Beth Schattin by phone at (877) 275-3278 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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