Driven by Excellence, Guided by Ethics

Delivering Global Success Since 1985

Helping companies manage their most valuable asset is our passion.  With offices in Chicago and Charlotte, Premier International is a professional services and software firm delivering data migration and assessment solutions for a global clientele since 1985.  Our innovative Applaud® services and software ensure projects remain on track and reduce overall risk even in the most complex environments.

The combination of our Applaud® services and software has a proven track record across a wide array of industries and applications, helping our clients be successful for more than 30 years. During this time, we have developed the knowledge and understanding to provide our clients with tailored solutions which address their specific requirements. Our mix of functional, technical and project management skills bridge the business / IT divide to drive projects to completion.

We strive to provide exceptional service and software.  To achieve this, we are guided by the highest ethical standards and incorporate our Code of Ethics into everything we do.  Our Code of Ethics defines who we are and articulates our sincere dedication to building a business that is committed to the success of our clients.

Meet Our Management Team

“It is an honor be a part of an amazing team that shares my vision of helping organizations become successful through technology and teamwork.”

Jim Hempleman, CEO and Founder

“Being part of an organization that is focused on client success through addressing a specific, complex problem is incredibly rewarding.”

Mikel Naples, President

“Figuring out how to bring order to the chaos of complex data projects drives me to continually improve our process and software.”

Mike Mulhern, Principal

“It’s very rewarding to bring success to our clients who were struggling before using our services, who then work with us on multiple projects over the subsequent years while referring us to their colleagues and friends, too.”

Matthew Punnoose, Principal

“Helping organizations successfully navigate all the complexities and issues that plague implementation is an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Kate Miller, Principal

“Working as part of a team that puts client success at the forefront of everything we do is extremely inspiring and rewarding.“

Nic Olsdal, Principal

“Data is fascinating in that it is both the solution and cause of many business problems.  Data migration is traditionally an activity that causes organizations a large amount of pain.  Helping organizations avoid this pain is an awesome experience.”

Steve Novak, Principal