ONSITE3 has announced the appointment of Robert C. Ballou as its chief executive officer. Mr. Ballou replaces Mark Hawn, who will continue serving the company as its chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Ballou will also serve on the corporate board of directors.
Mr. Ballou joins ONSITE3 from software leader Intuit where he led that company's Real Estate Solutions business. During his three years at Intuit, Mr. Ballou and his team successfully transitioned an enterprise software and consulting solutions business into a global market leader while also delivering substantial growth in revenue, earnings and shareholder value.
ONSITE3 also announced that Bill Truchan has accepted the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Truchan previously held the position of chief financial officer.
Replacing Mr. Truchan as chief financial officer for ONSITE3 will be Mike Empey, previously ONSITE3's vice president of finance. Prior to joining ONSITE3, Mr. Empey spent seven years in public accounting, including five years at Ernst & Young.
ONSITE3 announced that it has been added to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor List, demonstrating to ONSITE3's clients that its practices conform with the Safe Harbor framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission regarding "adequate protection" for personal data from Europe as required by the European Union's Directive on Data Protection.
Developed as a solution to the unique approaches to data privacy between the United States and European Union, conformance with the Safe Harbor framework enables U.S. companies to lawfully transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) such as might be needed to address time-sensitive e-discovery requests under the recently amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.