SOURCE: Taleo Corporation

Taleo Corporation

February 20, 2009 11:39 ET

Taleo Expands Sales Leadership Team

New Senior Hires to Augment Company's Accelerated Growth Across North America and Within Public Sector

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2009) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that two experienced software industry leaders have joined its sales organization to meet market demand and sustain the firm's strong growth trajectory. Curt Brasfield joins as Group Vice President, North American Field Organization, and Christopher Feeley rounds out the company's successful team as Vice President, Public Sector. Both Brasfield and Feeley will report to Neil Hudspith, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations.

As Group Vice President, North American Field Organization, Curt Brasfield will tap his deep expertise in enterprise software to extend Taleo's customer satisfaction across the continent. Prior to joining Taleo, Brasfield served as the Senior Vice President for the Southeast region at SAP for three years. Before his work at SAP, Brasfield spent 7 highly successful years at PeopleSoft, where he served as Group Vice President of the East and was responsible for the Southeast, Southwest and Northeast regions. Prior to PeopleSoft, Brasfield worked at Oracle and began his career at MSA/Dun & Bradstreet software, where he latterly served as Vice President and General Manager.

"Our global growth trajectory has significantly ramped as businesses of all sizes respond to Taleo's recruiting and performance management value proposition. Curt's executive level expertise will help us to continue delivering on the industry's best talent management solutions and overall customer experience," says Hudspith.

Chris Feeley joins Taleo to focus on the Public Sector market as the government faces numerous talent management challenges and positions itself as an employer of choice. Feeley brings extensive Public Sector expertise to Taleo. As the former Group Director, Global Services at UK-based iSOFT, Feeley managed more than $300 million in the delivery of software and services and was also responsible for the U.K. National Health Service (NHS), a multi-year project with annual license, services and support revenue in excess of $70 million. He also served as Group Vice President, Oracle Consulting at Oracle/PeopleSoft, where he was a key contributor to the company's global consulting strategy, helping to generate $250 million in annual sales. Prior to his time at Oracle/PeopleSoft, he spent more than 15 years at Electronic Data Systems, where he held a progression of technical and account leadership roles.

"With the recent changes in the macro environment, the U.S. Government sector will require solutions like Taleo for many years to come. Chris' deep government experience will provide Taleo with the strategy and execution required to be successful in this large and important market," said Hudspith.

About Taleo

Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to assess, acquire, develop and align their workforces for improved business performance. More than 3,800 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 47 of the Fortune 100 and over 3,000 small and medium sized businesses across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability. Taleo's Talent Grid harnesses the resources of the Taleo community of customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent needs of companies around the world.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Taleo's future financial performance, market growth, the demand for and results from use of Taleo's solutions and general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Taleo's historical performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Taleo's expectations as of the date of this press announcement. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2008, in Part II, Item 1A of Taleo's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC on August 11, 2008, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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