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Charles S. Jones Returns as CEO of Peopleclick Authoria

Chairman and Architect of Company’s Customer-Centric Growth Strategy expands into Operating Role and Fortifies Leadership Team

RALEIGH, N.C. and WALTHAM, Mass. – November 12, 2010 – Peopleclick Authoria, serving 60 percent of the Fortune 100 with best-of-breed suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity announces the return of Charles S. Jones as CEO. In this expanded role, Mr. Jones will accelerate and broaden Peopleclick Authoria’s solution blueprint for its global customer base of over 2,400 organizations while continuing to serve as Chairman. His proven and highly successful track record in integrating software companies while unleashing their inherent value is the foundation for advancing the company forward and exceeding growth trajectories. As evidenced by orchestrating strategic alliances with both Mercer and Smart & Associates, Inc., Mr. Jones is delivering on the need for proven methodologies for our clients to achieve success and derive return on investment (ROI) from our Talent Lifecycle Suite.

“Peopleclick Authoria’s focus on the success of their clients has been driven from the very beginning by Charles Jones,” explained Pat Milligan, President of Mercer’s Human Capital consulting business. “It has been a pleasure working with a visionary such as Charles whose market insights and thought leadership has been so important in our pioneering and innovative alliance that brings to market a holistic offering of Mercer’s content and consulting practices with Peopleclick Authoria’s leading Talent Management solution.”

To drive this advancement and capture the opportunities within the Human Capital Management market, the leadership team has added Doug Ring as CTO, Christian Merhy as VP of Marketing and Mike Ditson as VP of Corporate Education and Development, a newly created focus area for the company. The new executives will lead Peopleclick Authoria’s commitment to deliver solutions that simplify the complexities associated with building high-performance people results.

The following executives have been appointed to join the company’s executive staff:

Doug Ring - Chief Technology Officer: Mr. Ring will be responsible for leading the Research & Development organization including software development, quality assurance, engineering and the project management office. With more than two decades of executive experience, Mr. Ring brings a wide range of technical and human capital management knowledge to his current role. Mr. Ring most recently drove the technical and product guidance strategy for Bedford Funding. He previously held several executive roles including CTO of Geac, Director of Emerging Technologies at Dun & Bradstreet, and spent a number of years in Human Resources consulting.

Christian Merhy – Vice President Marketing: Mr. Merhy brings more than 20 years experience leading product marketing, customer acquisition, and sales enablement teams. He will be responsible for driving Peopleclick Authoria’s Talent Management marketing strategy, and the overall development and communication of the company's voice in the market. Previously having served as Authoria’s Sr. Director of Marketing, Mr. Merhy brings expertise in customer buying strategies for recruiting, compensation, performance and succession planning solution sets. Prior to Peopleclick Authoria, Mr. Merhy launched upwards of 50 products and solutions for leading software companies including BMC Software and Rational Software.

Mike Ditson – Vice President Corporate Education and Development: Mr. Ditson will be responsible for driving corporate education and sales enablement programs. Over the last five years with the company, Mr. Ditson has held several leadership positions in product management, product marketing and services. He has worked closely with both customers and product teams to fully understand the human capital needs of large enterprises, and to build the innovation and services needed to ensure successful adoption of new integrated Talent Management initiatives. Mr. Ditson brings 18 years of software experience with companies including FTP Software, RSA Security, Groove Networks, and Avaya.

The combined and extensive experience, passion and industry knowledge these leaders bring to Peopleclick Authoria will propel our company forward with contributions of differentiated innovation in solutions that support our client’s total workforce and embrace cultural diversity.

Joe Licata is departing to pursue an investment acquisition in an unrelated business sector. We wish him every success in this entrepreneurial effort.

About Peopleclick Authoria
Peopleclick Authoria is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the company's technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 60 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peopleclick Authoria Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each individual's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. Both founded separately in 1997, the two human capital management companies joined together in 2010 to form Peopleclick Authoria. The Company's solutions currently support more than 2,400 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses in more than 214 countries and territories around the world.


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