SOURCE: Coupa

June 24, 2008 09:00 ET

Coupa Software Appoints Jean Tali Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran From Genius.com and Microsoft to Expand Global Adoption of Coupa e-Procurement

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Coupa Software, the leading on demand e-procurement vendor for companies of all sizes, today announced the appointment of Jean Tali as vice president of sales. In this role, Jean will be responsible for expanding global sales of Coupa e-Procurement, developing strategic industry partnerships, and expanding Coupa's relationships with major suppliers.

With more than 16 years of experience managing sales organizations targeting the SME market, Jean will play a significant role in fulfilling Coupa's mission to bring e-procurement to the mass market.

"In a time when businesses must stretch every dollar, Coupa stands out as a technology that helps control costs and manage spend," said Jean Tali. "With unrivaled ease-of-use, a low monthly price, and enterprise capabilities, I know Coupa has what it takes to make e-procurement a no brainer for small and mid-sized enterprises."

Prior to Coupa, Jean was vice president of corporate sales at Genius.com, an on demand provider of one-to-one marketing solutions for sales and marketing professionals. She led Genius.com's dramatic sales growth from fledgling start-up to over 600 corporate accounts in under two years. Previously, Jean managed the Western Region for Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, where her team grew new business at a rapid 35% quarter over quarter. She also served as director of inside sales at PlaceWare Inc., where her organization doubled its customer base and generated more than $53 million in revenue up until being acquired by Microsoft.

"Jean has cracked the code on bringing high-value, low-cost technology solutions to the SME market," said Dave Stephens, CEO and co-founder, Coupa Software. "Her proven track record of customer and revenue growth speaks for itself, and we're delighted to have her join Coupa's management team."

About Coupa Software

Coupa is the leading on demand provider of solutions that automate and control purchasing for organizations beyond the Fortune 500. Coupa e-Procurement delivers a simple, quick and affordable solution for requisitioning, purchase orders, RFQs, inventory and invoicing, with no hardware to buy or software to license. With best-in-class ease of use, deep roots in the e-procurement sector, and a network of more than 2300 suppliers, Coupa's solution enables companies to greatly increase efficiencies and save money quickly.

For more information please visit www.coupa.com or call 650.585.6306.