SOURCE: Saama Technologies

October 11, 2007 07:02 ET

Saama Technologies Appoints NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to Advisory Board

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CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Saama Technologies, a leading provider of Business Intelligence and data management solutions, today announced the appointment of former National Football League star and Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott to its advisory board. Mr. Lott is co-founder of HRJ capital, a private equity investment firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Zurich and Shanghai which manages approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Mr. Lott also is a member of Young President's Organization, an exclusive network of the world's most influential corporate presidents.

"If I were to choose one word that truly describes Ronnie it would be 'passionate,'" said Suresh Katta, Saama CEO. "Throughout his career, Ronnie was more than just a great player; he was a student of the game, a teacher, and a team leader. He loved and had tremendous respect for the game. Ronnie played hard and he played clean. Most importantly, he always played with passion. I was a great fan of Ronnie, as he and his team went on to win four Superbowls. We are pleased to have a person of Ronnie's caliber join our advisory board. His sportsmanship, leadership qualities and diverse experience in private equity management will be of great value as Saama executes its strategic plans."

Mr. Lott began his investment experience in 1984 as an early investor with Crosspoint Venture Partners and has extended it throughout the Sand Hill Road venture capital community over the years. He has further extended it to a wide network of contacts within the greater financial services community, including the leveraged buyouts and hedge fund sectors. Mr. Lott is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration. He was a first round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, and was elected to the professional football Hall of Fame in 2000.

"I am excited to join the advisory board at Saama, a recognized leader in Business Intelligence and data management, which are among the fastest-growing and most strategic categories in the software industry," said Lott. "Saama and I are aligned in our focus on helping companies derive maximum value for their business using actionable information as a strategic tool. I look forward to working with Saama management to help customers accomplish these goals."

About Saama Technologies

Saama is a Business Intelligence and Data Management Solutions Company founded in 1997. Saama solutions span the entire spectrum of client needs, from strategy through architecture and delivery, including roadmap, data integration, analytics, dashboards, data mining and meta-data management. Saama customers are knowledge workers, from operational managers to senior executives, in large and mid-size high-tech, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and education enterprises throughout the world. For more information about Saama, visit

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