SOURCE: Kazeon

January 24, 2007 09:06 ET

Tom Thimot Joins Kazeon as Chief Operating Officer

Brings Hands-On Operational Leadership, Channel Partner Expertise, Public Company CEO Background to Fast-Growing Information Management Leader

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Kazeon, the leader in Information Management, today announced the appointment of Tom Thimot as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Thimot will oversee day-to-day operations at Kazeon as the company continues to scale its management team in response to the growing demand for its legal discovery, data security, enterprise search and data management solutions. Thimot brings extensive operational experience from his prior leadership roles at Oracle, Netegrity, and GoRemote and joins Kazeon as the company expands its reach gearing up for accelerated growth in 2007.

"Tom offers an impressive background in operations and management and joins Kazeon with hands-on leadership experience from past roles at a number of well-respected technology companies," said Sudhakar Muddu, president and CEO of Kazeon. "We look forward to Tom's contributions and operational insight as Kazeon enters its next stage of growth in response to the rapidly emerging demand for its latest solutions in information management."

Thimot most recently served as president and CEO at GoRemote Internet Communications, Inc. (later acquired by iPass) where he significantly revamped and scaled the company's growth as a provider of secure managed network services to enterprises via channel partnerships with major service providers. Prior to GoRemote, Thimot held the position of executive vice president of worldwide sales, services and customer support for Netegrity, an enterprise security software company (later acquired by Computer Associates). At both GoRemote and Netegrity, Thimot oversaw the creation of double-digit growth engines that significantly increased the public valuations of each company.

"I am excited to join Kazeon at a time when the company is preparing for a year of record growth," commented Thimot. "Kazeon's information management solutions and ability to truly 'search the enterprise' are already top of mind for many enterprise leaders and the market for its solutions shows exponential growth. I look forward to the opportunity to accelerate our success and expand our leadership position working side by side our strategic partners, NetApp and Google."

Thimot was also a tremendously successful sales executive at Oracle for many years, selling into the enterprise market via direct sales. As area vice president of central U.S. sales at Oracle his team grew license revenues from $50 million to over $250 million in a two-year period. Tom was also a key leader in a worldwide Oracle applications vertical organization that grew revenues by over $100 million. Earlier in his career, Thimot held management and consulting positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture. His education includes a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University, where he also studied business administration.

About Kazeon

Kazeon is recognized as the industry leader in Unstructured Information Management. The Information Server product line provides the foundation for corporations to search, manage, and secure their digital assets. Through innovative data indexing, classification and search technology, Kazeon has helped hundreds of customer's worldwide drive out excessive cost, risk, and drain on productivity associated with the rapid growth of information to tackle the challenges of Legal Discovery, Compliance, and Data Privacy. In securing partnerships with Google and Network Appliance, Kazeon has quickly gained wide market acceptance for its award-winning products, as recognized by Gartner, Storage Magazine, Network World, Datamation, and InfoStor. Leading global organizations like SAP, Wells Fargo, GE, Cisco, Bosch, ING Group, Phillips, Novartis, and INVESCO rely on Kazeon solutions.

Founded in 2003, Kazeon is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For additional information about Kazeon, please visit http://www.kazeon.com.

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