Planet Forward Announces the Acquisition of UXFACTORY

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The expansion of Planet Forward's offerings to include user-centric experience design consulting

Planet Forward (“Planet”), a leader in consulting and staffing services for multiple specializations including technology, energy, engineering and environmental, announced today that it completed the acquisition of UXFACTORY. UXFACTORY, a digital consulting agency focused on user-centric experience design, adds to Planet’s specialty offerings and gives them a niche, experience design offering. Today’s announcement supports the strategic direction of Planet by enhancing its portfolio of boutique brands, complementing its staffing offerings and providing consulting services including user research, interaction design and interface design.

For companies to remain relevant within the digital landscape, the ability to deliver on effective, user-centric business solutions is becoming a necessity and not just an option. The acquisition positions Planet via UXFACTORY to continue executing on the company vision and accelerate Planet’s ability to expand its robust palette of service offerings.

“The acquisition positions us for continued growth and accelerates our national and global reach with offices on the West Coast and in Europe,” states Phillip Keiken, President of UXFACTORY. “This strategic partnership provides an enhanced operational foundation and enables us to continue delivering high-quality digital solutions while increasing our vertical expertise via Planet’s industry-specific subject matter experts.”

“The decision to complement our family of companies through this acquisition is a critical aspect of our business strategy to expand our delivery capabilities for project-based consulting services. This integration better positions us to drive additional customer value and deliver high-impact digital solutions across the globe,“ states Michael Stomberg, Planet CEO.

UXFACTORY, headquartered in Illinois, is a digital consulting agency focused on user-centric experience design, providing user research, interaction design and interface design to Fortune 1000 and middle-market companies.

About Planet Forward:
Planet Forward’s global group of specialty consulting and staffing companies operate under different brand names, providing specialized offerings across multiple disciplines including Technology, Energy, Engineering and Environmental.

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