Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) Expands Public Sector Team

FOLSOM, CA – April 7, 2020 — Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced the continued expansion of its Public Sector team with the addition of Russell Plain as Senior Business Development Executive.

Russell has a long history of success in pairing emerging technology with the needs of  government agencies. He most recently served as Head of Services for Kyndi, a leading provider of artificial intelligence software based in San Mateo, CA.  Prior to Kyndi, he served as Regional Vice President of Professional Services at OpenText, a market leader in Enterprise Information Management software and solutions. He has also held senior positions at industry titans CDWG and Cisco.

“We are pleased to have Russell as part of our Public Sector group,” said Jonna Ward, Chairman & CEO of VIP. “His understanding of the needs of government agencies, paired with his experience, particularly with our valued partner, OpenText, will help to drive new business opportunities to further scale our company and accelerate our success.”

The continued expansion of the VIP staff follows an investment made in late 2018 by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners to accelerate the growth of VIP and its wholly owned subsidiary, Meridian Knowledge Solutions.


About VIP

Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) provides industry-leading management consulting, system integration, and technology deployment solutions. VIP helps its clients strengthen mission outcomes by combining deep industry specialization, agility to adapt as needed, and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. VIP brings expertise in how to deploy systems that align people, processes, and technology to accelerate strategic change and to deliver business results in partnership with its clients. Since 1996, VIP has worked with over 1,200 public sector and commercial clients. For more information, visit


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