SOURCE: Blueprint Systems

October 15, 2007 16:00 ET

Blueprint Announces Appointment of Martin Crisp as Chief Technology Officer

Proven Technology Leader Joins Blueprint to Accelerate Growth in Requirements Lifecycle Acceleration

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Blueprint™, the global leader in Requirements Lifecycle Acceleration™ (RLA™), today announced the appointment of Martin Crisp as Chief Technology Officer. Crisp will define and lead Blueprint's technology strategy, working closely with product marketing and research and development teams to build the next-generation of Blueprint's solution set.

Mr. Crisp joins Blueprint with eighteen years of technology experience, including a tenure of leadership positions at Accenture, Deloitte, and EDS. Mr. Crisp's most recent experience includes a SVP role at Ajilon Consulting and Chief Technology Officer roles at software companies such as iStark, BPS, and the Kenna Group. As an integral part of these prior roles, Mr. Crisp has worked extensively in the requirements definition domain in multiple industries, application areas and development models, as both a software solution buyer and provider. This domain expertise and perspective, combined with his strong technology and architecture experience, will bring valuable insights, approaches and leadership as Blueprint embraces its next stages of product expansion and commercialization.

"We are thrilled to have Martin join our organization," said David W. Nyland, Blueprint's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Martin's outstanding track record and reputation for effective technology commercialization and strong delivery success will ensure that Blueprint delivers on its exciting and expanding product roadmap. As Martin joins our seasoned executive team, we expect an immediate positive impact on our performance, and an acceleration of our product strategy."

"Requirements Definition is the fundamental link between IT and the business," said Martin Crisp. "I have been following Blueprint's emergence and success in the market for some time. Customers, analysts, and partners that I have spoken with have articulated the dramatic impact and ROI of the Blueprint solution. As CTO, I will ensure Blueprint's top priority is customer delight as we continue to deliver and evolve the industry's best enterprise-class software solutions for requirements definition and visualization."

For more information on Martin Crisp, please visit http://blueprintsys.com/Management_Team.php.

About Blueprint

Blueprint ignited the Requirements Definition revolution in 2004 with the introduction of its landmark Profesy™ solution for Visual Requirements Definition and Validation. Today, Blueprint offers an expanded solution to support the emerging industry category entitled Requirements Lifecycle Acceleration™ (RLA), Blueprint's approach enables modern IT organizations to substantially eliminate rework, cost and schedule overrun, ensure application quality, and control business risk. Blueprint is a global solution provider with presence in North America and Europe. For more information on Blueprint or Requirements Lifecycle Acceleration™, visit www.blueprintsys.com.

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