WESTERVILLE, Ohio, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HMB, a business technology services firm headquartered in Columbus, today announced the appointment of Jared Faris to Microsoft practice lead. "HMB is committed to helping its clients leverage Microsoft technology for their enterprise to gain a competitive advantage," said Tom Harris, HMB chief executive officer. "Jared's extensive knowledge of the platform and business application design and development skills gives our clients a powerful resource to maximize their Microsoft technology investments." Faris brings more than 10 years of experience in software development and business application design to his new role at HMB as Microsoft practice lead. He will help manage and define the technical direction for the practice group and consult with clients ranging from mid-sized to large enterprises on how they maximize their Microsoft investments. He will also share his expertise through mentoring and training programs. "Jared's expertise complements our team's deep knowledge of this platform and enhances our ability to develop solutions that will enable our clients to accelerate their time to market using business technology," Harris added. "Jared's addition to our Microsoft practice will benefit our clients and put HMB in excellent position to continue our strong pattern of growth," Harris added. HMB's Microsoft practice offers custom application development, migration and system integration services. The IT services team has deep knowledge in .NET, ASP.NET MVC, SQL, WPF, Azure, WCF and SharePoint, among other Microsoft technologies. They consult with clients to develop solutions for cloud, mobile, portals and collaboration, ecommerce, data warehousing and process improvement, as well as other line of business needs. Faris is an Ohio resident and earned his bachelor's of arts degree in economics with a minor in statistics from University of Toledo. About HMB A Microsoft Certified Partner for more than a decade, HMB helps mid-to-large-sized enterprises leverage technology solutions to meet business objectives. Located in Columbus, Ohio, HMB's intuitive, experienced team provides businesses with technology consulting and IT services that help its clients accelerate time to market and gain a competitive advantage quickly and efficiently. Learn more at www.hmbnet.com or by calling 614.221.6831.