SOURCE: Bridgestream, Inc.

February 08, 2007 09:00 ET

Bridgestream Embarks on Global Expansion With Opening of EMEA Office

Appoints Herve Szafir as Vice President of EMEA Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- Bridgestream, Inc., a leading provider of business roles automation solutions, today announced the opening of an office in Paris, France marking the company's expansion in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Bridgestream's office in Paris will serve as the EMEA headquarters with local resources being added in appropriate geographic locations as business warrants.

Bridgesteam also announced the appointment of Herve Szafir as vice president of EMEA operations. Hervé Szafir has over 18 years experience in key management and sales roles with American technology companies in Europe. Most recently, he served as managing director of EMEA operations for Reactivity and director of European Sales for Xerox's DocuShare business unit. From 1998 through 2005, Szafir opened the first European office for Netegrity, a provider of identity management software that was acquired by Computer Associates in 2005. As managing director of Netegrity Southern Europe, he took the company from zero to $11 million annual run rate. Prior to Netegrity, he held key positions in the European divisions of iCat, Cheyenne Software, Interleaf and Xerox.

"We're excited about the traction that we're seeing in the EMEA region. Bridgestream's international presence will enable the company to support its global customers," said Mark Tice, president and CEO of Bridgestream. "Herve brings extensive experience in software business development, a strong track record in growing sales and in establishing market leadership throughout EMEA."

About Bridgestream, Inc.

Bridgestream is the leading provider of business roles automation solutions. The Bridgestream SmartRoles™ software maps the business relationships that exist within a department, within a division and across the extended enterprise to provide fast, accurate and real-time information about role-based authorizations and changes. With Bridgestream, enterprises can decrease the cost of managing access and authority information, improve visibility and control as well as ensure regulatory compliance. Companies in the Leaders Quadrant for User Provisioning according to Gartner have selected Bridgestream as their partner for role management. Bridgestream is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

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