SOURCE: Navarik Corporation

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December 01, 2009 11:00 ET

Navarik Names Steve Ricketts Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Focus Will Be on New Product and Channel Initiatives in Physical Trade Operations

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Navarik, a global leader in cargo inspection management software announced today that it has named Steve Ricketts as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for leading sales, marketing and product management. "Steve's primary focus will be leading new product and channel initiatives that accelerate revenue growth within the physical trade operations space, said Patrick Rooney, CEO for Navarik. "I am very confident that Steve will enable us to rapidly achieve world-class capability in the sales and marketing area."

Steve has over 20 years of sales, marketing and product management experience. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing at Akorri, a venture-backed startup software company specializing in virtualization and storage management. Prior to Akorri, Steve was with IBM's Software Group, where he was the Program Director for IBM's WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management. Prior to IBM, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing at Bowstreet and led the company's successful entry into portal-based solutions. Bowstreet was acquired by IBM in December of 2005. Prior to Bowstreet, Steve served as Vice President of Marketing at Emptoris, where he grew the company from zero revenue to a $40 million run rate over a four-year period. Steve was also a Co-founder of ScanSoft (now Nuance), where he played a key role in taking the company public and launched several award winning products. Steve has also held sales and product management roles at Xerox and Nortel. Steve has a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Iowa State University.

About Navarik

Navarik is the global leader in cargo inspection management software for crude oil and petroleum products. Navarik's Web-based software platform is purpose-built for physical trade operations and is used by companies to manage cargo inspection, claims processing and ship vetting activities. Navarik customers typically realize a rapid ROI based on hard benefits realized through more efficient business processes, lower operational risk and better trading decisions. The company's flagship product, Navarik Inspection™, is used by many of the world's largest oil companies to gain critical insight into the quality, quantity and status of maritime oil cargo movements. Navarik was founded in 2001. For more information about Navarik's products and services, please visit or call 604-633-0018.

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