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Software Veteran to Lead Expansion of Mindjet European Marketplace

LONDON - December 12, 2007 – Mindjet Corporation, the global leader in software for visualising and using information, has appointed Uwe Richter as Vice President EMEA, effective from November 1, 2007. Richter previously established successful sales strategies for software vendors including Cognos and Infor Global Solutions in Europe. Richter is responsible for accelerating Mindjet’s growth in the European markets where the company today has over 500,000 licensed customers and business operations in Germany, London, France, Switzerland and Sweden.

“Uwe has not only mastered sales within well-known companies, but he has planned and executed strategic market entries and actively managed the integration and rightsizing of business units,” said Scott Raskin, CEO of Mindjet. “With his leadership, we will make 2008 a year of aggressively driving awareness and adoption of our products by individuals and teams all across Europe.”

“Bringing my experience, motivation and energy to this new opportunity is exciting,” said Richter. “The intuitive nature of MindManager and the product strategy behind it has inspired me since I first heard about it and began working with the software. The company is experiencing phenomenal growth in the past year and is now ready for the next challenges.”

Richter brings nearly 20 years in sales and management at leading business intelligence and performance management software companies to Mindjet. He studied electrical engineering and started his career in presales at Positronika in Essen, Germany. In 1989, he joined Cognos GmbH as sales engineer where he was promoted to area vice president and was responsible for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Mindjet, Richter managed the EMEA Business Unit at Infor Global Solutions.

“Mindjet’s MindManager, enables individuals and teams to be more productive and increase job effectiveness. This is explicitly demonstrated through the new Mindjet Study and Productivity Self-Assessment Calculator Results from the first 1,000 people across Europe who used the calculator found on average they could gain a time-savings potential of over two hours per day,” Richter concluded.

About Mindjet
Mindjet makes software that helps people visualise and use information. Its leading product, MindManager software, enables individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day. There are over 970,000 licenses of MindManager software used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 50 percent of Global 2000 organisations. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world and is backed by the leading international venture capital firms Investor Growth Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit

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