Rick Gauthier Joins Wimmer Solutions Executive Team as Director of Professional Services

SEATTLE – June 21, 2016Wimmer Solutions announced today that Rick Gauthier has joined the company as Director of its new professional services division, created to bring together top industry talent with critical programmatic oversight to solve problems, maximize potential, and empower client organizations to add value to their business.

Gauthier brings 25 years of global IT leadership experience, including 18 years at Microsoft, with primary expertise in online services development and operations, IT infrastructure, data centers, and strong organizational management.

As the director of professional services, Gauthier is responsible for developing and maturing Wimmer’s professional services capabilities and expanding its services to a broader customer base. His delivery areas focus on IT service, data analytics, cloud services and project management for clients in multiple industries.

“It is an exciting time to be part of this new team at Wimmer Solutions as we help area companies learn about and adopt the right technologies, streamline their work and make sense of all the data they collect, with the intent to make them better at what they do,” said Gauthier. “My key goals are to develop a solid delivery strategy around our primary services and hire talented consultants while developing strong customer trust and loyalty.”“We are elated to welcome Rick to the Wimmer team. He is recognized as a highly effective team builder with a natural talent for leading global teams to peak performance. With 100 percent focus on customer success, Rick and our professional services team can address the issues and areas that will add the greatest value to our clients’ businesses,” said Matt Sauri, founder and CEO of Wimmer Solutions.

Before joining Wimmer Solutions, Gauthier most recently served as senior director IT, Engineering and Release Services at Microsoft. In that role, he increased client satisfaction of engineering data center services by up to 70 percent across 24 online services by listening to how the customers worked and successfully tailoring services to fit their needs.

Prior to that, as IT director, Engineering Service IT at Microsoft, he consolidated more than 40 engineering server labs in to a custom designed, highly efficient 25 megawatt facility in Redmond, Wash. This reduced power consumption by 20 percent and dramatically improved space utilization across the Microsoft Puget Sound Campus. In his role as director, Microsoft Game Studios, Gauthier built, launched and operated Xbox Live’s Global Data Center services for multiple Microsoft Game Studios titles and systems.

Gauthier studied Environmental Sciences at Evergreen State College and Underwater Engineering at Divers Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Development Committee Chair for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska.

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About Wimmer Solutions

Founded in 2002, Wimmer Solutions is a Seattle-based staffing and professional services company that offers comprehensive expertise and top-level technology talent. Whether clients require an individual expert or an entire team of specialists, Wimmer Solutions provides innovative, high value solutions to address a variety of business and technology challenges. Everything Wimmer Solutions does is based on a belief that Care Creates Community: Wimmer cares about empowering and strengthening relationships with clients; about supporting employees and helping them to build meaningful careers; about making an impact on the broader needs of the community. For more information, please visit wimmersolutions.com.