Rich Roberts is Chairman, Global Public Services for BearingPoint, one of the world's largest management and technology consulting firms. Before being named to this position, Mr. Roberts previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the firm from February 2005 through January 2007. Public Services is BearingPoint's largest industry sector, serving federal, state and local government clients as well as higher education institutions and commercial healthcare. Mr. Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of management improvement, information systems, financial modeling, cost-benefit analysis, organizational analysis, and development of accounting and organizational policies and procedures. He has extensive hands-on experience in various organizational and process improvement initiatives in both government and industry. Prior to joining BearingPoint in August of 1978, Mr. Roberts served as an officer in the United States Army. He is a Certified Public Accountant.