Experienced Executives to Fuel Geographic and Market Growth
Blue Martini Software, a provider of enterprise class e-business applications for understanding, targeting and interacting with customers and partners, today announced senior management appointments to provide leadership in marketing, professional services, strategic alliances and Asia-Pacific business development.
William H. Evans has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific. Evans will be responsible for establishing Blue Martini Software's presence in Asia, beginning with Japan, Greater China and Australia.
Evans had been vice president of marketing at Blue Martini Software since it was founded in June 1998. Prior to this he was vice president and general manager of the Aziza Division of Objectivity, Inc., a developer of database management software that developed and marketed one of the industry's first web content management systems. Previously Evans was vice president of marketing at Objectivity.
Laurent Pacalin has been appointed Blue Martini Software's vice president of marketing. Pacalin comes to Blue Martini Software from Corio Inc., where he was vice president of business development and alliances. This followed five years at Oracle Corporation in various executive positions, including vice president, Americas Marketing, and vice president business development, Enterprise Applications. Prior to this he was with Novell Inc., as director of business alliances.
Jeanne Klima Urich, vice president of global professional services and training, joins Blue Martini Software from Nortel Networks, where she was senior vice president, global e-business professional services and training. Previously Urich held a similar position at Clarify, and was worldwide director of technology services at Compaq Corporation. Urich is responsible for Blue Martini Software's professional services and training organisation.
Chip Overstreet, vice president of market strategy and business development, was previously president and CEO of RTIME, Inc., a division of Sony Computer Entertainment America. At Blue Martini Software, he leads the company's vertical market strategy, managing business relationships with leading technology partners to ensure Blue Martini can deliver complete, integrated solutions to customers in manufacturing, financial services, retail and other markets.
"As our customer base expands worldwide we are putting in place a team with global experience, customer focus and proven ability to manage growth," said Monte Zweben, founder, president and CEO of Blue Martini Software. "These executives have the vision and leadership qualities we need as we realise the full potential of Blue Martini's innovative e-business solutions in new markets in the US and internationally."
About Blue Martini Software
Blue Martini Software provides enterprise applications that help companies to understand, target and interact with their customers and business partners. Blue Martini 4 includes four applications: Blue Martini Commerce, Blue Martini Marketing, Blue Martini Channels and Blue Martini Service. Each application can be used individually or integrated as a complete business suite. These applications are used to manage catalogues, content, transactions, campaigns, analysis and personalisation. Blue Martini applications drive new revenue opportunities, provide compelling interactions, maximise the effectiveness of marketing programs, enable channel partners to sell more effectively, and provide multi-channel customer service. Blue Martini Software's customers include Elemica, Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN), Polaroid Corporation, Canadian Tire Corporation, Harley-Davidson, Iomega Corporation, Levi Strauss & Co., Oce Technologies, PublixDirect and Saks Fifth Avenue. Blue Martini Software can be reached at 001 650-356-4000 or http://www.bluemartini.com
"Blue Martini" and "Blue Martini Software" are trademarks of Blue Martini Software, Inc. 2600 Campus Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403. Other product and company names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: delays in the development or release of new products or product enhancements by Blue Martini, risk as related to market acceptance of Blue Martini's product; customisation, deployment and/or operational delays or errors associated with Blue Martini's product or those of third parties; Blue Martini's need to maintain and enhance business relationships with systems integrators and other parties; activities by Blue Martini and others regarding protection of intellectual property; and release of competitive products and other actions by competitors. Further details on these risks are set forth in Blue Martini's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its filing on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000. These filings are available on a Web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by words such as "expect," "will," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "should," "estimate," and other similar words and expressions. Blue Martini does not undertake an obligation to update forward-looking statements.
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