SOURCE: Spoke Software, Inc.

February 13, 2007 09:00 ET

Spoke Software and AIRS Partnership Results in Rapid Adoption by Fortune 1000 Companies

Recruiters Benefit From Access to Profiles of the Best Talent at Top Companies; Spoke Data Now Being More Deeply Integrated Into AIRS SourcePoint

SAN MATEO, CA and WILDER, VT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- Spoke Software, Inc., a leading provider of online business contact information, and AIRS, the world leader in candidate sourcing technology and training, announced that more than 65 market leading companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Nationwide, Weyerhaeuser, Merck, and Boeing, have become customers of their unique PeopleSearch sourcing tool since it became available in August 2006. AIRS is one of the deepest, high-value integrators of Spoke's business contact information, and its PeopleSearch database of 35 million business professionals gives recruiters unmatched access to active and passive candidates that meet their search criteria. Due to this momentum and its powerful benefits for recruiters, AIRS is now integrating PeopleSearch more deeply into its suite of candidate sourcing tools.

One of the biggest frustrations for recruiters is running out of sourcing options when searching for specialized candidates. AIRS PeopleSearch gives recruiters access to millions of candidate profiles and goes beyond just resumes. They can easily search an extensive database of business professionals by key characteristics, such as name, title, company, revenue, number of employees and geography -- allowing them to more quickly and effectively find the right candidates that meet their specific requirements.

"The integration of the Spoke database into our application has proven to be incredibly valuable to our clients. The combination of Spoke's 35 million passive candidate profiles and AIRS' cutting-edge recruitment CRM, networking, and e-marketing tools is helping organizations big and small close their toughest reqs faster," said Christian Forman, CEO of AIRS.

By integrating with Spoke, AIRS PeopleSearch delivers the candidates needed to close even the toughest reqs, and is arguably the largest and most detailed candidate database on the planet providing:

--  Business data and detailed contact information on over 35 million
    people across more than 900,000 companies;
--  Access to candidate contact information, work histories, and valuable
    biographical profiles; and,
--  Timely alerts, delivering information on candidates that meet specific
    criteria via e-mail.
"This is a powerful use of our on-demand database of business professionals," said Frank Vaculin, CEO of Spoke. "We've built the industry's most comprehensive database that offers access to professionals at any level of the organization -- from VPs to hiring managers to individual contributors. AIRS is one of the deepest integrators of our database, and we're pleased our partnership with AIRS has kicked off with such speed. More than 65 companies are already taking advantage of the significant power of this information, and now PeopleSearch will be made available to all of its customers -- providing even more value."

AIRS PeopleSearch is available for $995 per user. For more information, visit

About AIRS

AIRS is a diversified Human Capital Solutions company providing industry-leading training and certification, executive education and sophisticated Web tools for Talent Acquisition, Performance Development and Career Transition to more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as market-leading companies in virtually every industry. Founded in 1997, AIRS is headquartered in Wilder, VT. For more information about AIRS, visit

About Spoke Software

Spoke delivers on-demand business data and detailed contact information for marketing, sales, and HR professionals looking to quickly identify prospects and gain access to buyers. Unmatched in scope, Spoke provides information on over 35 million people across more than 900,000 companies, giving marketing and sales teams the contact information they need to penetrate target accounts. Spoke also enables users to leverage both their company and personal networks to access key contacts within accounts. Based in San Mateo, California, Spoke Software is a privately held company with investment from Sierra Ventures, Partech International and DCM - Doll Capital Management. For more information visit or email us at

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