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TiER1 Acquires Atlanta-Based Centurion Systems Inc
Date: Apr 11, 2016
Author: Press Release
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Featured firm in this article: Tier 1 Performance Solutions LLC of Covington, KY

Covington, KY-- April 1, 2016 -- TiER1 Performance Solutions, a leading provider of performance improvement consulting through learning, knowledge and change management solutions, announced today the acquisition of Centurion Systems Inc., a key player in providing custom, performance improvement solutions in the retail industry.

Greg Harmeyer, TiER1's CEO, shares that TiER1 had been planning a launch into the Atlanta market in 2016 and Centurion is an important, strategic part of that. "In addition to strengthening our experience in retail, Centurion provides us a local presence in the Atlanta market. We already have major clients in the market, but we are a relationship-based organization and having a team physically present in Atlanta is an important step to our growth. We will continue to invest there in 2016 and beyond."

Headquartered in Covington, KY, with offices in Denver, CO, Pittsburgh, PA, Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL and Tampa Bay, FL the acquisition of Centurion Systems, Inc. will further drive TiER1's national expansion and strengthen TiER1's presence in the retail and hospitality sector. Having acquired Indianapolis-based 1st Class Solutions and Tampa Bay's Sealund and Associates in the second half of 2015, the Centurion acquisition will be the third for TiER1 in the past 10 months.

"There is a natural alignment around a deep desire to see the people in the organizations we serve perform at their absolute best," shares Corey Leverette, owner and CEO of Centurion Systems Inc. "This merger will generate a velocity of value creation for our current retail clients and the retail industry in general by expanding the breadth of service offerings with the depth of knowledge, talent, creativity and technological innovation that exists at TiER1."

With expertise in creating learning solutions for leading retail brands around new hire onboarding, store and enterprise systems, associate development and leadership development, Centurion Systems Inc. has worked in the retail and hospitality industry since 1978. "Retail has long been an important industry for TiER1. We are excited about strengthening our retail-specific capabilities by bringing aboard the talented team at Centurion," says Brian Lapthorn, TiER1's Vice President of Market Development. "The combination of TiER1's broad change management, talent development and organizational effectiveness offerings with Centurion's deep understanding of the retail industry will allow us to continue to add value to our combined clients through top-notch, custom sol