Performant Financial Corporation Names Jayne Pendergast Chief Information Officer

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Performant Financial Corporation (“Performant”) has named Jayne Pendergast to the position of Chief Information Officer. An accomplished professional with more than 17 years of technology experience.

Performant Financial Corporation (“Performant”) has named Jayne Pendergast to the position of Chief Information Officer.

An accomplished professional with more than 17 years of technology experience, Pendergast will be responsible for developing and implementing the critical information systems infrastructure necessary to ensure Performant meets its strategic business objectives. As CIO, she will oversee management of the IT infrastructure across all functional areas of the business, including application development, data management, data center operations and telecommunication networks.

“We’re thrilled to add Jayne to our management team,” said Lisa Im, President and CEO of Performant. “She brings tremendous depth of expertise to the position. Her proven success at managing multi-channel consumer environments will be a significant asset for Performant.”

Before joining Performant, Pendergast spent four years as the Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer for Appleseed’s, a privately held women’s clothing retailer headquartered in Massachusetts. As a member of the executive management team and the company’s first CIO, Pendergast created Appleseed’s overall IT infrastructure and led numerous technology initiatives.

Prior to joining Appleseed’s, Pendergast served as corporate director of information systems at Cornerstone Brands e-Commerce Services, a direct marketing retailer, where she established a centralized program office to manage technology priorities across six individual companies, resulting in significant annual cost savings.

“Performant has succeeded by earning the trust of its partners, customers and employees,” said Pendergast. “I’m excited to be joining a company that places an emphasis on building trusted partner relationships and providing more value to our clients.”

About Performant Financial Corporation

Headquartered in Livermore, California, Performant Financial Corporation delivers trusted advisory services through best-in-class technology solutions and unparalleled execution. The company is built upon three foundational principles: a commitment to innovation; building long-term, trusted relationships with partners and customers; and consistent investments in strengthening the industry's most highly skilled workforce. Performant also has offices in Lathrop, California; Grants Pass, Oregon; San Angelo, Texas; and Washington, D.C. More information is available at http://www.performantcorp.com.

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