New Division Fuses Award-Winning Technology Expertise with Top Creative Talent

AUSTIN, Texas – January 13, 2011 – Award-winning Microsoft IT consulting firm Catapult Systems today announced it has acquired The Ad Ranch, an Austin-based advertising and interactive company, and has launched Slingrock, a new interactive branding, design and marketing agency. Slingrock will offer valuable brand development, digital marketing, e-commerce, mobile application and design services to the roster of top companies that rely on Catapult Systems to improve their business operations.

“By combining Catapult’s extensive business technology expertise with The Ad Ranch’s branding and marketing abilities, we believe we’ve created one of the most comprehensive and talented digital agencies in the country,” said Sam Goodner, Catapult Systems CEO. “We expect Slingrock to be of great benefit to all of our clients, giving them the ability to further enhance technology solutions for their business and customers.”

The new Slingrock division provides a unique combination of custom development and enterprise-level technology services with well-designed user experiences to help companies improve their image and business.

“By joining forces with Catapult Systems, we’re now able to provide customers with the full breadth of technical programming design talent that can deliver competitive advantages to businesses of all sizes,” noted Chris Greta, founder of The Ad Ranch and new creative director of Slingrock. “The talent team at Slingrock will be a powerful force among the new breed of hybrid digital agencies.”

Catapult Systems is a widely recognized IT consulting services firm with nearly 20 years experience delivering Microsoft-based technology solutions to enterprises of all sizes. A Microsoft National Systems Integrator, the company is ranked in the top 0.1% of Microsoft partners globally.