May 23, 2006 08:00 ET

QUMAS Appoints New VP of Marketing Christine Washburn

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- QUMAS, the leading developer of enterprise governance, risk, and compliance management solutions, today announced the appointment of Christine Washburn to vice president of marketing, reporting directly to Sherwin Uretsky, president of QUMAS North America.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Christine's impressive talent join our team," said Uretsky. "In this role, she will direct all day-to-day marketing efforts, including strategic messaging, roll-out of new products, field marketing, and Web site strategy, among other programs. In addition she is responsible for driving product demand generation and identifying new vertical markets."

"QUMAS has already achieved significant market traction in serving the needs of compliance and quality professionals as they address constantly changing regulations," stated Washburn. "Our product offerings are diverse and the underlying technology that supports their delivery is world-class. I'm thrilled to be joining QUMAS' outstanding management team and working with them to further expand our market presence."

Prior to joining QUMAS, Washburn was vice president of marketing for SilverBack Technologies of Billerica, Mass., an IT monitoring and security software company. Her efforts there helped corporations reduce the operations costs associated with complying with GLBA, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, and other emerging good governance initiatives, which resulted in the signing of 100+ strategic SilverBack partners.

Prior to SilverBack, she was VP of marketing for Mazu Networks, a security vendor with technology to combat distributed denial-of-service attacks and also served as VP of corporate marketing for Concord Communications where she branded the company as the leader in the network reporting and analysis market. Washburn began her career in politics, serving as a legislative assistant, and later press secretary, to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.


With over a decade of experience, QUMAS is the only global compliance software company offering a complete solution to regulated industries. Recognized as the world leader in Enterprise, Governance, Risk and Compliance the company has over 250 customer deployments including global leaders such as Fidelity Investments.

The QUMAS solution facilitates an informed, risk-based response to compliance challenges across your business. The QUMAS Compliance Framework channels and focuses resources, providing certainty to your state of compliance as well as meaningful reporting to stakeholders. The result is an optimized closed-loop compliance environment.

The QUMAS QCompliance Suite™ provides an end-to-end compliance solution framework that enables organizations to achieve a continuous state of compliance. QUMAS delivers fully integrated Policy and Procedure definition together with business process enforcement, extensive monitoring and reporting facilities that help organizations improve their overall business performance.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michael Kane
    Director of Marketing
    (978) 257-2179