Employment Agreement - Shirley Singleton
 
 
                             EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
 
     THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered into as of
April 14, 2000, among Edgewater Technology (Delaware), Inc., a Delaware
corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Company" or "Edgewater"), and
Shirley Singleton (hereinafter referred to as "Employee").
 
                                  WITNESSETH
 
     WHEREAS, in the course of building the business of Edgewater, and in her
capacity as an executive officer thereof, Employee will be engaged in a
confidential relationship and will gain knowledge of the business, affairs,
customers and methods of Edgewater and each of Edgewater's direct and indirect
subsidiaries during her employment with Edgewater and will have access to lists
of Edgewater's and its Subsidiaries' customers and their needs, and will become
personally known to and acquainted with Edgewater's and its Subsidiaries'
customers, thereby establishing a personal relationship with such customers for
the benefit of Edgewater; and
 
     WHEREAS, the corporate party being duly authorized hereto by its board of
directors and the individual having the requisite capacity and authority, desire
to enter into this Agreement to reflect the foregoing, and for other purposes as
hereinafter set forth.
 
     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants
and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
 
     1.   TERM OF AGREEMENT. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the 
date hereof and shall continue until March 1, 2003, unless terminated sooner in
accordance with Sections 5 or 6 hereof. During the term of this Agreement, the
calendar year shall be referred to herein as a "Compensation Year."
 
     2.   DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE.
 
          (a)  During the term of this Agreement, Employee shall be employed by
     the Company on a full-time basis as Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater
     and shall have such authority and shall perform such duties consistent with
     her position as may be reasonably assigned to her by, and shall report to,
     the Board of Directors. Employee shall use all reasonable efforts to
     further the interests of Edgewater and shall devote substantially all of
     her business time and attentions to her duties hereunder; provided,
     however, that Employee shall not be prohibited from making investments of a
     passive nature (other than investment in more than five percent (5%) of the
     outstanding shares of companies engaged in competition with Edgewater) and
     devoting time to non-business related ventures, such as real estate
     investments, so long as such activities do not prevent or materially
     interfere with Employee's performance of her obligations hereunder. At all
     times during the term of this Agreement, Employee's office and the base
     from which she primarily performs her duties hereunder shall be located at
     the Company's offices which shall not be located more than twenty (20)
     miles from Wakefield, Massachusetts, unless otherwise agreed to by
     Employee.
 
          (b)  Employee shall be entitled to be reimbursed in accordance with
     the policies of Edgewater, as adopted and amended from time to time, for
     all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by her in connection with
     the performance of her duties of employment hereunder; provided Employee
     shall, as a condition of such reimbursement, submit verification of the
     nature and amount of such expenses in accordance with the reimbursement
     policies from time to time adopted by Edgewater.
 
     3.   COMPENSATION.
 
          3.1  Base Salary. Edgewater shall pay to Employee a base salary at the
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     rate of $200,000 per annum through the expiration of the term of the
     Agreement, payable bi-weekly as per normal pay practices 
 
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     of the Company. Such base salary shall be subject to increase based upon
     review by the Board of Directors of the Company from time to time.
 
          3.2  Stock Options. Employee is hereby granted options (the "Options")
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     to purchase 400,000 shares of Common Stock of Edgewater at a per share
     price of $6.00. The Options to purchase twenty percent (20%) of the
     underlying shares of Common Stock shall vest on the date of this Agreement;
     an additional twenty percent (20%) shall vest on the first anniversary of
     this Agreement; and an additional thirty percent (30%) shall vest on each
     of the second and third anniversaries of the date of this Agreement, such
     that all of the underlying shares of Common Stock shall vest by the third
     anniversary of the date of this Agreement. All terms and conditions shall
     be subject to the Company's 2000 Stock Option Plan adopted February 26,
     2000 (the "Plan"); provided; however, that such options shall fully vest
     and become exercisable upon a "Change in Control" as defined in the Plan.
 
          3.3  Bonus. The Employee shall be entitled to receive an annual bonus
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     of up to 100% of Employee's base salary for each calendar year and up to
     100,000 additional Options for the period ended December 31, 2000, based on
     targeted budget performance and other performance measures which are
     detailed on Exhibit A and such agreements, terms and conditions on Exhibit
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     A shall be incorporated herein. Any additional Options granted for calendar
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     year 2000 performance, pursuant to this Section 3.3, shall be issued at a
     strike price equivalent to the fair market value of the share price of the
     underlying common stock of the Company at the time of grant and shall vest
     on the same schedule as the Options described in Section 3.2 hereof. In
     addition, Employee may earn up to 100,000 additional options for each of
     the periods ending December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2002, based on
     targeted budget performance and other performance measures which shall be
     agreed to by the parties after the date hereof and detailed on Exhibit B,
     and such agreements, terms and conditions on Exhibit B shall be
     incorporated herein.
 
     4.   BENEFITS.
 
          (b)  (a)  The Employee shall be entitled annually to four (4) weeks
     vacation and shall be entitled to accrued vacation consistent with
     Employee's existing employment agreement. During the Term of this
     Agreement, the Company shall pay for the lease, insurance and maintenance
     expenses with respect to a car leased by the Employee (or a comparable car)
     consistent with Employee's existing employment agreement. The Employee
     shall be entitled, if eligible and selected for participation in accordance
     with the terms thereof, to participate in any insurance, stock purchase, or
     other benefit plan of the Company or StaffMark now existing or hereafter
     adopted as offered to other employees of the Company similarly situated.
     Nothing herein contained shall be construed as requiring the Company to
     establish or continue any particular benefit plan in discharge of its
     obligation under this Agreement. The Company will provide the Employee with
     prompt reimbursement for all reasonable business expenses incurred in the
     performance of the Employee's duties pursuant to this Agreement subject to
     the Employee's provision of receipts for such expenses, to the Company.
 
     5.   TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT.
 
     (a)  The Company shall be entitled to terminate Employee's services, in any
of the following circumstances:
 
          (i)  For "cause," which shall mean by reason of any of the following:
     (A) the Employee's material breach of any provision of Section 7 of this
     Agreement; (B) the final written determination by the Board of Directors of
     the Company after 30 days notice to the Employee and the opportunity for
     the Employee to be heard by the Board of Directors regarding the Employee's
     willful failure and refusal to comply with the material and reasonable
     directives of the Company; (C) the Employee's willful and repeated failure
     to perform the duties for which the Employee has been provided with written
     notice of nonperformance and for which the Employee has been provided with
     thirty (30) days to cure such nonperformance; (D) the Employee's gross
     negligence or willful or intentional misconduct; (E) final written
     determination after thirty (30) days notice to the Employee and the
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     heard by the Board of Directors of the Company in respect of the Employee's
     breach of her fiduciary duties to the Company; or (F) the conviction of, or
     the entering of a guilty plea or plea of no contest with respect to, a
     felony with respect to the Employee, or any other criminal activity which
     materially affects the Employee's ability to perform her duties or
     materially harms the reputation of the Company.
 
          (ii)   If, during the Term, in the opinion of the Company, the
     Employee because of physical or mental illness or incapacity shall be
     unable for any reason to substantially perform all of her duties and
     responsibilities under this Agreement for a period of one hundred and
     eighty (180) days in the aggregate in any twelve (12) month period
     ("Disability"); provided that the Company shall give Employee at least ten
     (10) days prior written notice of its intention to terminate this
     Agreement, as of the date set forth in the notice, at any time after the
     expiration of such one hundred and eighty (180) day period. In case of
     termination for Disability, the Employee shall be entitled to receive
     salary, benefits, and reimbursable expenses owing the Employee through the
     date of termination.; or
 
          (iii)  The death of Employee. In case of death during the Term, the
     Company's obligations hereunder shall terminate on the date death occurs,
     except as to compensation and other benefits previously earned through and
     until such date.
 
     (b)  Except as provided in Section 6 hereof, in the event of the
          termination of Employee's employment:
 
          (i)    For cause, or in the event of the resignation of Employee
     (excluding circumstances involving Good Reason, as defined below), then as
     of the date of such termination all of the Company's obligations hereunder,
     including, without limitation, the Company's obligations to pay Employee's
     base salary accruing after the date of such termination, and any benefits
     (except as otherwise required by applicable law), other than those
     obligations which have accrued but remain unpaid as of the date of such
     termination (such as accrued but unpaid salary, any accrued but unpaid
     bonus, expense reimbursements, health insurance premiums, retirement plan
     contributions, if any, vacation pay, sick pay, etc.), and all of the
     Employee's obligations hereunder except with respect to Section 7 below,
     shall cease and Employee shall not be entitled to receive any incentive
     compensation for the Compensation Year of such termination; or
 
          (ii)   By the Company for any other reason other than for the reasons
     set forth in clause (i) above, or by Employee for Good Reason (as defined
     below), then in such event:
 
     (a)  Employee shall receive from the Company two payments, each equal to
          one-half of the following: the amount of Employee's base salary
          (without offset for any compensation received by Employee from any
          subsequent employment by any person other than by any affiliate of the
          Company or in violation of Section 7 of this Agreement) provided,
          however, that in the event the Company intends to offset against any
          such severance payment as the result of any alleged violation of
          Section 7 by the Employee, the Company shall place in escrow the
          amount of any such offset with an escrow agent reasonably acceptable
          to Employee and Employee's legal counsel pending a final
          non-appealable determination by a court of competent jurisdiction as
          to whether Employee has indeed violated Section 7 of this Agreement
          for a period which is the greater of (A) sixty (60) days from the date
          of such termination, or (B) the lesser of two years or the remaining
          term of this Agreement. The first payment shall be due on the
          effective date of termination and the second payment shall be due
          ninety days after the effective date of termination. Upon the
          effective date of termination in either case, all Options granted to
          Employee in Section 3.2 shall become immediately vested and
          exercisable. Further, any such termination shall operate to shorten
          the period set forth in Section 7(b) and during which the terms of
          Section 7 apply to twelve (12) months from the date of termination of
          employment. In addition, in the case of any such termination, the
          Company shall continue Employee's health care, life insurance and
          disability coverage for Employee for the period described in clause
          (B) of this subparagraph 5(b)(ii), (i) under the terms of the
          applicable Company sponsored health care plan by which he was covered
          at the time of such termination of employment, as such plan may be in
          effect or may be modified from time to time, or (ii) if such Company
          sponsored health care, life insurance or disability plan does not by
          its terms allow Employee's participation or continued participation,
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          obtain, at the Company's expense, such insurance coverage on behalf of
          Employee that provides all benefits otherwise provided under such
          Company sponsored health care, life insurance and disability plans
          (collectively, "Continued Health Care Coverage"). "Good Reason" shall
          mean any of the following circumstances unless remedied by the Company
          within thirty (30) days after receipt of written notification by
          Employee that such circumstances exist or have occurred: (A)
          assignment to Employee of any duties inconsistent with Employee's
          position, authority, duties or responsibilities as contemplated by
          paragraph 1 of the Agreement or location of employment, or any other
          action by the Company that results in a material diminution of such
          position, authority, duties or responsibilities; (B) a material
          reduction of Employee's compensation and/or benefits; or (C) any
          material failure by the Company to comply with any of the material
          provisions of this Agreement.
 
     6.   CHANGE IN CONTROL.
 
     (a)  If Employee's employment with Edgewater is terminated during the term
of this Agreement following a Change in Control either by Edgewater which is not
for "cause" (as defined in this Agreement) or by the Employee for Good Reason
only, (i) Edgewater shall pay Employee a lump sum in the amount of Employee's
base salary then in effect (which amount shall in no event be less than the
amount of the base salary payment due to Employee under Section 5(b)(ii)(a)
above), and her bonus for the year immediately preceding the year in which the
termination of employment occurs and such lump sum payment shall be due on the
effective date of the termination of Employee's employment; (ii) the provisions
of paragraph 5(b)(ii) relating to exercisability of Options and Continued Health
Care Coverage shall apply; and (iii) the non-competition provisions of paragraph
7 shall apply for a period of one (1) year from the effective Date of
termination. In such event, Employee shall have no further obligations under
this Agreement, other than continued compliance with Section 7 hereof,
 
     (b)  A "Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred if: (i) any
person, other than StaffMark or an employee benefit plan of StaffMark or
Edgewater, acquires directly or indirectly the "beneficial ownership" (as
defined in Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
"Beneficial Ownership") of any voting security of Edgewater and immediately
after such acquisition such person is, directly or indirectly, the Beneficial
Owner of voting securities representing 50% or more of the total voting power of
all of the then-outstanding Edgewater voting securities of Edgewater; (ii) the
stockholders of Edgewater shall approve a merger or merger agreement involving
Edgewater (except into Edgewater's parent in which event this provision shall
apply to the parent), a consolidation transaction involving Edgewater, a
recapitalization or reorganization of Edgewater, a reverse stock split of
outstanding Edgewater voting securities, or the consummation of any such
transaction if stockholder approval is not sought nor obtained, provided,
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however, that the foregoing referenced transactions or events in this clause
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(ii) shall not constitute a "Change of Control" if such transaction or event
would result in at least 60% of the total voting power represented by
outstanding securities of the surviving or resulting entity (immediately after
such transaction or event after giving effect to the consideration issued or
transferred in such transaction or event on an as-converted or fully-diluted
basis) being Beneficially Owned by at least 60% of the holders of outstanding
voting securities of Edgewater immediately prior to the transaction, with the
voting power of each such continuing holder relative to other such continuing
holders not altered in the transaction in any material way; or (iii) the
stockholders of Edgewater shall approve a plan of complete liquidation of
Edgewater or an agreement for the sale or disposition by Edgewater of all or a
substantial portion of Edgewater's assets (i.e., 50% or more of the total assets
of Edgewater).
 
          (c) (i)   Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding,
     in the event that it shall be determined that any payment or distribution
     by Edgewater to or for the benefit of Employee, whether paid or payable or
     distributed or distributable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or
     otherwise (a "Payment"), would constitute an "excess parachute payment"
     within the meaning of section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
     amended (the "Code"), amounts payable or distributable to or for the
     benefit of the Employee pursuant to this Agreement that are determined to
     be "parachute payments" within the meaning of Section 280G(b)(2) of the
     Code (such payments or distributions pursuant to this Agreement are
     hereinafter referred to as "Agreement Payments") shall not be paid or
     distributed in the amounts or at the times otherwise required by this
     Agreement, but shall instead be paid or distributed annually, beginning as
     of the effective date of the termination of Employee's employment and
     thereafter on each anniversary thereof, in the maximum substantially equal
     amounts and over the minimum number of years that are 
 
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     determined to be required to reduce the aggregate present value of
     Agreement Payments to an amount that will not cause any Payment to be non-
     deductible under section 280G of the Code. For purposes of this Section 6,
     present value shall be determined in accordance with section 280G(d)(4) of
     the Code.
 
          (ii)   All determinations to be made under this Section 6 (c) shall be
     made by Edgewater's independent public accountant immediately prior to the
     Change of Control (the "Accounting Firm"), which firm shall provide its
     determinations and any supporting calculations both to Edgewater and
     Employee within 10 days of the effective date of the termination of
     Employee's employment. Any such determination by the Accounting Firm shall
     be binding upon Edgewater and Employee.
 
          (iii)  Within two years after the effective date of the termination of
     Employee's employment, the Accounting Firm shall review the determination
     made by it pursuant to paragraph (i), above. If at that time, as a result
     of the uncertainty in the application of section 280G of the Code at the
     time of the initial determination by the Accounting Firm hereunder, the
     annual amounts of Agreement Payments or the period over which Agreement
     Payments are paid or distributed, as determined pursuant to clause (i),
     above, are determined not to satisfy the requirements of clause (i), then
     the annual amount of future Agreement Payments and/or the period over which
     future Agreement Payments are paid or distributed shall be redetermined to
     satisfy the requirements of clause (i), and all future Agreement Payments
     shall be paid or distributed in accordance with such redetermination.
 
          (iv)   All of the fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm in
     performing the determinations referred to in paragraphs (ii) and (iii)
     above shall be borne solely by Edgewater. Edgewater agrees to indemnify and
     hold harmless the Accounting Firm of and from any and all claims, damages
     and expenses resulting from or relating to its determinations pursuant to
     paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above, except for claims, damages or expenses
     resulting from the negligence or misconduct of the Accounting Firm.
 
     7.   COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, CONFIDENTIALITY.
 
          (a)  Employee acknowledges that in the course of her employment by the
     Company she has and will become privy to various economic and trade secrets
     and relationships of the Company and its subsidiaries under its direct
     control ("Subsidiaries"). Therefore, in consideration of this Agreement,
     Employee hereby agrees that he will not, directly or indirectly, except for
     the benefit of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or with the prior written
     consent of the Board of Directors of the Company, which consent may be
     granted or withheld at the sole discretion of the Company's Board of
     Directors:
 
                (i) During the Noncompetition Period (as hereinafter defined),
          become an officer, director, stockholder, partner, member, manager,
          associate, employee, owner, creditor, independent contractor, co-
          venturer, consultant or otherwise, or be interested in or associated
          with any other person, corporation, firm or business engaged in
          providing software solutions services, including but not limited to,
          systems integration, custom software development, training, systems
          support, outsourcing and/or information technology consulting services
          (an "Edgewater Services Business") within a radius of fifty (50) miles
          from any office operated during the Noncompetition Period by the
          Company, or any of its Subsidiaries (collectively, the "Territory") or
          in any Edgewater Services Business directly competitive with that of
          the Company, or any of its Subsidiaries, or itself engage in such
          business; provided, however, that                
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                    (A)  Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit Employee
               from owning not more than five percent (5%) of any class of
               securities issued by an entity which is subject to the reporting
               requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
               or which is traded over the counter;
 
                    (B)  The foregoing shall not restrict Employee with respect
               to businesses, other than Edgewater Services Businesses, engaged
               in by the Company or its Subsidiaries during the Noncompetition
               Period unless Employee either is or was substantially involved 
 
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               in such other businesses of the Company or such Subsidiaries or
               had access to Confidential Information (as hereinafter defined)
               with respect to such other businesses; or
 
                     (C)  Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit Employee
               from engaging in general business consulting to companies or
               individuals that (i) do not compete, directly or indirectly, with
               an Edgewater Services Business or (ii) who are not or have not
               been customers of Edgewater for a period of one (1) year.
               Further, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit Employee
               from engaging in Edgewater Service Business as an employee of any
               firm or entity that does not compete directly or indirectly with
               Edgewater or any of its Subsidiaries and which maintains an
               internet application, such as a web site, or is engaged in the
               distribution and sale of software products, provided that the
               Employee performs such Edgewater Service Business only for that
               particular firm or entity as an employee thereof and the internet
               application or software products of such firm or entity are not
               directly competitive with any Edgewater Service Business
               conducted by Edgewater or its Subsidiaries.
 
               (ii)  During the Noncompetition Period, in the Territory,
          solicit, cause or authorize, directly or indirectly, to be solicited
          for or on behalf of herself or third parties, from parties who are or
          were customers of the Company or its Subsidiaries, any Edgewater
          Services Business transacted by or with such customer by the Company
          or its Subsidiaries; or
 
               (iii) During the Noncompetition Period, in the Territory, accept
          or cause or authorize, directly or indirectly, to be accepted for or
          on behalf of herself or for third parties, any such Edgewater Services
          Business from any such customers of the Company or its Subsidiaries;
          or
 
               (iv)  (A) From and after the date hereof and during the
          Noncompetition Period, use, publish, disseminate or otherwise
          disclose, directly or indirectly, any information heretofore or
          hereafter acquired, developed or used by the Company or its
          Subsidiaries relating to their business or the operations, employees
          or customers of the Company or its Subsidiaries which constitutes
          proprietary or confidential information of the Company or its
          Subsidiaries ("Confidential Information"), including without
          limitation any Confidential Information contained in any customer
          lists, mailing lists and sources thereof, statistical data and
          compilations, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names,
          inventions, formulae, methods, processes, agreements, contracts,
          manuals or any other documents; provided that the foregoing shall not
          apply to any Confidential Information which has become part of the
          common knowledge or understanding in the Edgewater Services Business
          industry or otherwise in the public domain (other than from disclosure
          by Employee in violation of this Agreement), any information which is
          disclosed to the Employee by a third party not under any obligation of
          confidentially after the Term of this Employment Agreement, or any
          information which is independently developed by Employee after the
          Term of this Employment Agreement; provided, however, this
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          subparagraph (iv) shall not be applicable to the extent Employee is
          required to testify in. a judicial or regulatory proceeding pursuant
          to the order of a judge or administrative law judge after Employee
          requests that such Confidential Information be preserved; or
 
               (v)   During the Noncompetition Period, in the Territory,
 
                     (A)  Solicit, entice, persuade or induce, directly or
               indirectly, any employee (or person who within the preceding
               ninety (90) days was an employee) of the Company or its
               Subsidiaries or any other person who is under contract with or
               rendering services to the Company or its Subsidiaries, to
               terminate his or her employment by, or contractual relationship
               with, such person or to refrain from extending or renewing the
               same (upon the same or new terms) or to refrain from rendering,
               services to or for such person or to become employed by or to
               enter into contractual relations with any persons other than such
               person or to enter into a relationship with a competitor of the
               Company or its Subsidiaries;
 
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                    (B)  Solicit, induce, attempt to hire, or hire any employee
               of the Company (or anyone who was an employee of the Company
               during the preceding ninety (90) days), or assist in such hiring
               by any other person or business entity; or
 
                    (C)  Authorize or knowingly approve or assist in the taking
               of any such actions by any person other than the Company or its
               Subsidiaries.
 
          (b)  For purposes of this Agreement, the term "Noncompetition Period"
     shall mean the period commencing on the date hereof and ending twenty-four
     (24) months after the date Employee ceases to be an officer or employee of,
     or consultant to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; provided, however,
     that the Noncompetition Period shall end one (1) year from the date of
     termination of the employment of Employee by the Company under this
     Agreement which is without cause or by the Employee for Good Reason.
 
          (c)  The invalidity or non-enforceability of this Section 7 in any
     respect shall not affect the validity or enforceability of this Section 7
     in any other respect or of any other provisions of this Agreement. In the
     event that any provision of this Section 7 shall be held invalid or
     unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction by reason of the
     Geographic or business scope or the duration thereof, such invalidity or
     unenforceability shall attach only to the scope or duration of such
     provision and shall not affect or render invalid or unenforceable any other
     provision of this Agreement, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law,
     this Agreement shall be construed as if the geographic or business scope or
     the duration of such provision had been more narrowly drafted so as not to
     be invalid or unenforceable and further, to the extent permitted by law,
     such geographic or business scope or the duration thereof may be re-written
     by a court of competent jurisdiction to make such sufficiently limited to
     be enforceable.
 
          (d)  Employee acknowledges that the Company's remedy at law for any
     breach of the provisions of this Section 7 is and will be insufficient and
     inadequate and that the Company shall be entitled to equitable relief,
     including by way of temporary and permanent injunction, in addition to any
     remedies the Company may have at law.
 
          (e)  The provisions of this Section 7 shall survive termination of
     this Agreement.
 
     8.   DIVISIBILITY OF AGREEMENT. In the event that any term, condition or
provision of this Agreement is for any reason rendered void, all remaining
terms, conditions and provisions shall remain and continue as valid and
enforceable obligations of the parties hereto.
 
     9.   NOTICES. Any notices or other communications required or permitted to
be sent hereunder shall be in writing and shall be duly given if personally
delivered or sent postage prepaid by certified or registered mail, return
receipt requested, or sent by prepaid overnight courier service, delivery
confirmed, as follows:
 
          If to Employee:           Shirley Singleton
                                    9 Jewett Hill Road
                                    Ipswich, MA 01938
 
          If to the Company:        Clete T. Brewer
                                    Chairman
                                    234 East Millsap Road
                                    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
 
          Either party may change her or its address for the sending of
     notice to such party by written notice to the other party sent in
     accordance with the provisions hereof.
 
     10.  COMPLETE AGREEMENT. This Agreement contains the entire understanding
of the parties with respect to the employment of Employee (including
nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements) and supersedes 
 
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all prior arrangements or understandings with respect thereto. This Agreement
may not be altered or amended except by a writing, duly executed by the party
against whom such alteration or amendment is sought to be enforced.
 
     11.  ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement is personal and non-assignable by Employee.
It shall inure to the benefit of any corporation or other entity with which the
Company shall merge or consolidate or to which the Company shall lease or sell
all or substantially all of its assets and may be assigned by the Company to any
affiliate of the Company or to any corporation or entity with which such
affiliate shall merge or consolidate or which shall lease or acquire all or
substantially all of the assets of such affiliate.
 
     12.  COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of
which shall be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and
the same instrument.
 
     13.  GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall in all respects be construed
according to the laws of the State of Delaware
 
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties hereto has executed this Agreement
in multiple counterparts as of the day and year first above written.
 
                                                   EMPLOYEE
 
                                                   /s/ Shirley Singleton
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                                                   Shirley Singleton
 
     /s/ Clete T. Brewer
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     Witness
 
                                                   EDGEWATER TECHNOLOGY
                                                   (DELAWARE), INC.
 
                                                   By:/s/ Terry C. Bellora
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                                                   Terry C. Bellora
                                                   Executive Vice President