SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

September 11, 2007 10:00 ET

Pentaho Appoints Erik Hoogerhuis as Vice President of Business Development

Proven Industry Veteran Joins Open Source BI Leader

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced that Erik Hoogerhuis has joined Pentaho as Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Hoogerhuis will be responsible for strategic alliances as well as channel sales, driving continued expansion of Pentaho's commercial business with key partners.

Mr. Hoogerhuis brings extensive business intelligence startup experience to Pentaho, having built Informatica's Channels group into its fastest growing business unit during its Initial Public Offering in 1999. He also built Information Advantage's western region from the ground up into its most consistently producing territory. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hoogerhuis held senior sales and management positions at firms including IBM, Oracle and HP. Immediately prior to joining Pentaho Corporation, Mr. Hoogerhuis served as VP, North American Sales for Commendo, responsible for direct and indirect sales and partnerships. Mr. Hoogerhuis will report directly to Matt Vitale, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales.

"Open source software provides a tremendous opportunity for OEMs and integrators looking to lower the costs of providing a high-quality solution," said Erik Hoogerhuis, VP of Business Development at Pentaho Corporation. "We have a tremendous opportunity at Pentaho to build on our leadership position and deliver even greater value to the marketplace through world-class partnerships."

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About Pentaho

Pentaho Corporation provides a full spectrum of open source Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by a commercial open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian, and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, Financial reporting, KPI dashboards, Supply Chain analytics, and operational reporting.

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