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Creates Alliance with Great Sands Consulting in the United Arab Emirates

MILWAUKEE – December 16, 2009 – Jefferson Wells, a global provider of risk advisory, tax, and finance and accounting-related services, today announced it has established an alliance with Great Sands Consulting, a leading business and technology consulting company in the United Arab Emirates. The alliance agreement, completed on September 28, 2009, marks Jefferson Wells’ third alliance this year and is its first expansion into the Middle East.

The United Arab Emirates is a natural fit for organizations looking to expand or strengthen existing operations in the Middle East. There is significant demand for business advisory services in critical industries such as construction, energy, financial services, tourism and leisure, and manufacturing. Organizations will now have immediate access to highly experienced resources at the local level for on-the-ground responsiveness and cultural understanding.

"Great Sands Consulting has built a strong reputation for delivering integrated, value-driven services to their clients," said Michael Touhey, president and chief operating officer of Jefferson Wells. "With this alliance, we further enhance our ability to provide global and local solutions focused on the bottom line and aligned with our clients’ business strategies and goals."

Headquartered in Dubai, Great Sands Consulting was founded in 2007 as an organization that designs, develops and delivers comprehensive solutions in the areas of risk advisory, finance, technology and business process. The firm also has an office in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

"Every day our customers are challenged with increasing business complexity and regulatory demands while balancing the need to be more efficient and effective with existing resources," said Arjun Santhanakrishnan, partner with Great Sands Consulting. "Our alliance with Jefferson Wells broadens our capabilities globally by tapping into Jefferson Wells’ preeminent resources, depth and breadth of services, best practices, tools and industry expertise."

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About Great Sands Consulting

GSC is a leading management and technology consulting firm with over 100 years of combined consulting experience and over 100 clients. The company has extensive experience assisting clients in the areas of risk advisory, finance, information technology and business process. For more information, visit

About Jefferson Wells

Jefferson Wells is a global provider of professional services in the areas of risk advisory, tax, and finance and accounting-related services. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Jefferson Wells serves clients, including Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, through highly experienced professionals working from offices worldwide.

Jefferson Wells is an independently operating, wholly owned subsidiary of Manpower, Inc. (NYSE: MAN).