SOURCE: Saffron Technology, Inc.

March 17, 2006 09:51 ET

Saffron Technology Appoints Gayle Sheppard to Board of Directors

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 -- Saffron Technology, the innovation leader in Entity and Predictive Analytic solutions serving customers in the Defense, Intelligence and Aerospace Industry, announced the appointment of Gayle Sheppard to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Ms. Sheppard has 25 years of experience in enterprise software and services, extensive executive leadership experience, rich international experience with focus on new market growth, and hands-on involvement with emerging companies, boards and academia. Ms. Sheppard's enterprise software experience includes the global technology companies of PeopleSoft, Ketera Technology, and J.D. Edwards & Company.

"The addition of Gayle Sheppard to our Board complements the technical expertise and technology thought leadership of our Directors," said Dr. Manuel Aparicio, CEO of Saffron Technology. "Ms. Sheppard is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in enterprise software operations, sales and marketing. She will be invaluable to Saffron as we grow our business and continue to redefine the market for Entity and Predictive Analytic solutions."

About Saffron Technology

Saffron Technology, based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., a privately held software company, is the innovation leader in Entity and Predictive Analytics solutions. With Saffron's suite of products, customers learn new insight from the massive amounts of data stored across their organizations today. Saffron's innovative Associative Memory Base technology discovers insights from data by accumulating a memory of observed patterns and associations across events as they occur. Its flagship product, SaffronWeb, is an innovative entity analytics solution that helps analysts uncover associations between seemingly unrelated pieces of information, working at enterprise scale in real time. SaffronWeb enables knowledge users to work more effectively and with significantly greater speed to produce verifiable, actionable results. For more information, visit

About Gayle Sheppard

As a senior enterprise software executive, Ms. Sheppard has led the growth and development of several software companies in worldwide sales, new lines of business and new domestic and international markets. Most recently, Ms. Sheppard was Vice President, BPO Strategy at PeopleSoft and the Vice President/Managing Director for PeopleSoft's Western USA business. Previously, Ms. Sheppard served as the President and CEO of Ketera Technology, Vice President Worldwide Sales at J.D.Edwards and Company, President of J.D.Edwards Japan KK and Vice President, Sales and Marketing of J.D.Edwards Asia Pacific Ltd. She is a member of NetCustomer, Inc.'s Corporate Board of Directors, the Advisory Board to KeyMedia, Inc. and an Industry Fellow at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School. Ms. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She resides with her husband and two dogs in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    David Baldwin
    Director of Strategy and Marketing
    Saffron Technology
    919-468-8201 ext. 113