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September 16, 2015

Riversand Hires Master Data Management Veteran Mark Thorpe to Lead UK office as it continues to expand in Europe

Houston, TX –September 16, 2015 – Riversand Technologies, a worldwide provider of Master Data Management(MDM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Data Quality solutions, today announced the hiring of Mark Thorpe as Managing Director, UK & Ireland.  Mr. Thorpe joins Riversand with over 25 years of Sales, Sales Leadership and Business Development experience including 16 years in the data management and data analytics technology industry.  In his new role with Riversand, he will be based out of the company’s London, UK office.

Prior to joining Riversand, Mr. Thorpe held leadership positions with a number of companies in the MDM and PIM industry in the Northern European market.  Mr. Thorpe was UK Managing Director for Stibo Systems, Ltd. for seven years after being promoted from New Business Development Director. Prior to Stibo, Mr. Thorpe was Sales Manager for Pindar Systems (now known as Agility Multichannel) where he led many new customer acquisitions.  Mr. Thorpe has also worked in a number of other key roles including Sales Director at Wace Group plc and, most recently, Business Development Director at Evalueserve, an enterprise data analytics solution provider.

“Throughout his career, Mark has demonstrated an ability to effectively manage and directly contribute to top-line revenue growth, partner development and customer satisfaction,” noted Upen Varanasi, Riversand’s CEO.  “Riversand has entered a period of significant growth and we continue to build the momentum in the market with key focus on innovation, globalization and growth through partners and channels. As we continue to evolve and execute on our global strategy, Riversand will benefit greatly from Mark’s experience, knowledge and industry contacts.  He will be the key person to lead our London office and continue our growth in the UK and Irish markets.”

“Riversand has experienced significant success throughout Europe and I will be focused on its further expansion,” commented Mr. Thorpe.  “Riversand has already taken advantage of the rapid adoption of PIM and MDM solutions in Europe market with a number of important customer wins.  And because Riversand is the highest-ranked pure-play PIM and MDM provider in the industry, I am excited to be joining the company at this time.  It is an ideal opportunity for me.”

About Riversand Technologies
Riversand Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide provider of Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM) and data quality solutions. Customers include VF Corporation, Saint-Gobain, Beiersdorf, Orkla, PC Connection, Schneider Electric, ESAB, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil. Riversand’s PIM and MDM solutions allow clients to manage accurate, timely and up-to-date information through their supply chains, providing accelerated time-to-market, vendor data on-boarding, product assortment growth and an enhanced cross-channel customer experience. For more information, visit riversand.com and follow@RiversandMDM on Twitter.

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