Project, Portfolio Management: UMT Consulting Group
CEO: Gil Makleff
The Project and Portfolio Management award went to UMT Consulting Group. UMT specializes in project portfolio management consulting, software solutions and training. The international company -- with an office in San Francisco -- built the UMT Portfolio Manager, a top down portfolio management solution that was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 and later released as the Office Project Portfolio Server.
"In each of the last four years, UMT has been recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year winner or finalist," CEO Gil Makleff said. "Creating innovation is difficult and implementing innovation successfully in Fortune 1000 organizations is both a science and an art."