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Kapow Technologies Appoints Software Industry Veterans To Lead Worldwide Marketing And Business Development


New Vice Presidents Bring Executive Experience at Salesforce.com, Hyperion and Yahoo!

PALO ALTO, CALIF. - Jun 11, 2009 – Kapow Technologies, the leader in Web data services for business applications, today announced the appointments of Ron Yu to vice president of marketing and Rory Byrne to vice president of business development, effective immediately. Software industry veterans, Yu and Byrne have held executive leadership positions at market leaders such as Salesforce.com, Hyperion and Yahoo!. They round out Kapow’s management team as the company capitalizes on the growing market need for rapidly building data-driven applications through Web data services.

As vice president of marketing, Ron Yu is responsible for all worldwide marketing functions, including corporate communications, product marketing, customer success programs and demand generation. Yu was most recently vice president of marketing at Salesforce.com, where he led the organization’s integrated marketing programs. Prior to Salesforce.com, he directed solutions marketing for companies such as Hyperion Solutions and Portal Software (both acquired by Oracle), and Openwave Systems. Yu also spent six years at Oracle during the high-growth years, leading innovative global customer success programs. In addition, he has been on the executive team of several Silicon Valley startup companies. Yu holds a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed the Executive Management Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rory Byrne, as vice president of business development, is responsible for extending the reach of the company’s solutions worldwide through developing and managing strategic alliances with technology and reseller partners. Prior to joining Kapow Technologies, he was responsible for acquisition integration as part of Yahoo!’s Corporate Development group. Before joining Yahoo!, Byrne led the business development team at Hyperion for three years and developed Hyperion’s most strategic partnerships, including the alliances with SAP, Microsoft and Oracle (which ultimately acquired Hyperion). At Brio Software, he developed the company’s partner program and led the recruitment of OEM and reseller partners before its acquisition by Hyperion in 2002. Prior to Brio, Byrne served as head of channel marketing for Altitude Software. Byrne is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin and qualified as a barrister-at-law in Ireland. He holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

“Ron and Rory bring impressive Silicon Valley pedigrees as well as experience managing successful marketing and business development organizations in all stages of growth,” said John Yapaola, CEO of Kapow Technologies. “We’re looking forward to both of them spearheading efforts in their respective roles. Ron and Rory will be tremendous assets as we look to scale the company, reposition ourselves for new opportunities based on increasing demand for our Web data services products and solutions, and expand our global network of partners.”

About Kapow Technologies
Kapow Technologies provides Fortune 1000 companies with industry-leading technology for accessing, enriching, and serving real-time enterprise and public Web data. The company’s flagship Kapow Web Data Server powers solutions in Web and business intelligence, portal generation, SOA/WOA enablement, and CMS content migration. The visual programming and integrated development environment (IDE) technology enables business and technical decision-makers to create innovative business applications with no coding required. Kapow currently has more than 300 customers, including AT&T, Wells Fargo, Intel, DHL, Vodafone and Audi. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with additional offices in Denmark, Germany and the U.K. For more information, log on to www.kapowtech.com or call toll-free at 1-800-805-0828.


Media Contact:
Carolina Grimm
Bateman Group for Kapow Technologies
(415) 503-1818, ext.16