CHICAGO – June 24, 2013 – Rightpoint, Chicago's leading digital marketing and technology consulting firm and Microsoft Gold partner, announced today that it has been named a Microsoft National Systems Integrator Partner (NSI)—a distinction achieved by only 34 other companies nationwide. Microsoft NSI status is awarded to an elite group of U.S. partners with super-regional scale, special expertise and a commitment to helping customers employ Microsoft technologies.

As a Microsoft NSI Partner, Rightpoint will elevate its focus and engagement with Microsoft in areas including strategic planning, alignment and engagement of Microsoft field resources, collaborative marketing efforts and deeper product team engagement and executive sponsorship.

"We are honored to be part of this elite group of companies. This is a great testament to the outstanding partnership that we have forged and will continue to work tirelessly to advance with Microsoft," said Ross Freedman, co-founder of Rightpoint. "Working with Microsoft on this national level, affords us even more opportunities to provide innovative offerings to our clients."

NSI partner status is awarded by Microsoft to a select number of Gold Certified Partners that demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of Microsoft technologies. Rightpoint has consistently demonstrated proficiency in designing, deploying, and customizing solutions using specialized Microsoft technologies including Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, System Center, Yammer and Azure.

About Rightpoint

Rightpoint creates world-class digital solutions that drive profitable growth and sustainable competitive advantage. Driven by the firm's passion for pragmatic thinking, Rightpoint's business philosophy is to rethink the "typical" consulting model, combining attributes of management consulting, IT consulting, and creative agency services to help clients drive business results by solving strategic problems. Rightpoint's pervasive "intrapreneurial" spirit, which ensures that clients "get it right" the first time, is the foundation by which Rightpoint has built a strong, national reputation for excellence.