April 11, 2006 08:45 ET

Adomo Appoints CTO, Jens Skakkebaek, and Adds VP of Engineering, Andrew Peterson

Strong Technical Team Drives Innovation and Development of Unified Messaging and Advanced Voice Applications

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Adomo Inc., provider of a new generation of PBX-independent voice messaging and unified communications solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Andrew "Pete" Peterson has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering, completing the Adomo executive management team. Co-founder Jens Skakkebaek, who led the company's engineering efforts through the creation of its flagship product, Adomo Voice Messaging, will now assume the role of Chief Technology Officer.

"Adomo's award-winning innovations in voice messaging and unified communications are due greatly to the strength of our technical team," said CEO Jeff Snider. "Pete Peterson is among the most creative and talented Vice President's of Engineering, bringing insights and flexibility to development approaches that have already set Adomo apart."

Peterson has more than 20 years of software development leadership. He previously held vice president positions at Callidus Software, nQuire Software/Siebel Systems and Platinum Technology. Prior to those positions, he was project manager and team leader for various engineering groups at IBM, where he received multiple honors, including an innovation award. Peterson also co-founded the Annie James Scholarship Fund, which provides educational funds to Dayton, Ohio area students who might not have access to other funding sources.

"The telecommunications and voice applications sector is an exciting place to be right now, with new possibilities emerging rapidly," said Peterson. "At Adomo we are setting the tone in voice messaging, delivering advanced unified communications and speech-enabled services tightly integrated with the industry's prevailing messaging technology -- Microsoft Exchange."

In conjunction with the addition of Peterson, Adomo announced the promotion of Jens Skakkebaek to Chief Technology Officer. Since co-founding Adomo in 1999, Skakkebaek led research and development of Adomo Voice Messaging through its successful launch.

"Enterprises are undergoing dramatic changes in their real-time communications infrastructure, driven by the adoption of converged networks and the integration of presence information into the fabric of collaborative applications," said Snider. "Jens' appointment to CTO is in keeping with the remarkable technological vision and skill he has brought to the foundation of Adomo, and will ensure that we continue to deliver applications that anticipate customer needs."

Skakkebaek brings more than 14 years of experience in research and development to Adomo. He holds M. Sc. and PhD degrees in formal specification and verification of real-time systems and an MBA from Wharton. Skakkebaek has a number of patents pending related to Adomo developments in voice messaging and services. Skakkebaek also conducted research on Formal Verification of hardware and software at the Stanford University Dept. of Computer Science.

"The products Adomo has announced in a very short period reflect the vision we are cultivating for the next generation of unified communications. With industry developments such as VoIP, SIP and presence-enabled applications, we see a growing requirement for a flexible voice and messaging platform in the enterprise," said Skakkebaek. "Adomo is on target to be at the forefront of technology innovation, and to deliver it in a way that best fits the customer environment."

About Adomo

Adomo, Inc. is bringing voice forward™ with a new generation of voice messaging and unified communications solutions that enable organizations to more smoothly migrate to VoIP and wireless technologies. The company's open, hardened appliance platform gives customers freedom of choice in selecting the appropriate technology, vendor, and timing for their Voice over IP rollout. Deeply and seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, the Adomo solution eliminates the costs of maintaining separate servers, databases, and message stores. With Adomo Voice Messaging, users have easy access to voice messages in their email inbox on their PC, or from any Microsoft Exchange compatible device or client. Adomo's enhanced speech recognition capability delivers a superior caller and user experience, while advanced caller applications such as 'Find Me, Follow Me' increase organizational responsiveness. Adomo is a privately held company, headquartered in Cupertino, California, and is backed by Menlo Ventures and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit, or call (408) 996-7086.

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