SOURCE: CrownPeak

June 13, 2006 13:00 ET

CrownPeak Expands Management Team

Unprecedented Growth to Drive Business, Marketing, and Product Development

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- CrownPeak (, the company that is defining the future of content management, today announced that Rich Kirk has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, and Robert Rose has been appointed Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy. The expansion of CrownPeak's management team points to the company's continued innovation and leadership in the content management industry, while also being named one of the world's 25 leading service providers for Software-as-a-Service by ASP News.

As Vice President of Sales, Kirk will build and manage CrownPeak's sales teams, continue establishing business development partnerships and help to continue CrownPeak's leadership position as a world-class, hosted Web Site Management company. Kirk brings over 10 years of sales, management and sales operations experience to CrownPeak. Prior to CrownPeak, Kirk was with FrontBridge Technology, a leading software-as-a-service company, where he was instrumental in building the sales team and developing alliance partners. Kirk has also held sales leadership positions with Vignette and Parametric Technology.

Robert Rose immediately assumes the role of Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy for CrownPeak, where he will not only focus on all strategic marketing and corporate communication efforts for the company, but will assume responsibility for managing current and new product development and strategy. Rose has been with CrownPeak since 2002, serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was responsible for driving all of CrownPeak's sales, strategic marketing and corporate communications.

"CrownPeak is fortunate to have such talented and dedicated professionals leading our sales and product development efforts," said Jim Howard, CEO of CrownPeak. "As we continue to grow, their vision and expertise will be instrumental in further expanding our position as the leader in the content management sector."

About CrownPeak

CrownPeak is defining the future of content management with its cost-effective, easy-to-implement software services for enterprise-level Web content management and site search. As the only solution to offer best-of-breed integration with ExactTarget, and WebTrends, CrownPeak's 360° Site Management gives Web site managers complete control over the critical functions involved in delivering a successful, revenue-driving Web site.

Enterprises and vertical organizations such as Crain Communications, Trek Bicycles, Hyundai Motors, the State of Virginia and the University of Southern California have realized the value in CrownPeak's 24x7 customer support and guaranteed response times. CrownPeak has been named to EContent's 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek's prestigious Analysts Choice Award and InfoWorld's Product of the Year Award and has been named an SIIA Codie Award finalist for Best Content Management System every year since 2003.

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