SAN MATEO, Calif., September 30, 2002 —Biz360, the leading provider of Active Market Intelligence, today announced the appointments of technology industry veterans Tamara MacDuff as chief financial officer and Meg-Monique Roe as vice president of professional services. MacDuff will be responsible for all corporate finance, human resource, information technology, legal, facilities and investor relations activities. Roe will lead the strategic direction and expansion of the professional services and client services teams.
"We are expanding the executive team to meet the demands of our growing customer base," said You Mon Tsang, chief executive officer of Biz360. "I have long respected Tami's work and knew she was the right person to handle the company's finances during a period of tremendous growth. Finding the right person for the professional services position was critical; we wouldn't settle for anything less than the perfect fit. Meg's experience and track record make her a strong addition to our team."
MacDuff is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of extensive global financial experience in the high technology industry. Most recently, MacDuff served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Brio Software, Inc., where she helped grow the company from annual revenues of approximately less than $1 million to a publicly traded international corporation with annual revenues of $150 million. In this capacity, MacDuff also managed corporate finance and operations, including mergers and acquisitions and was the company's primary liaison with the investment community. Prior to Brio, MacDuff served as an accountant and consultant with a public accounting firm providing business advisory services to its clients.
Roe comes to Biz360 with more than 18 years of experience in the creation and expansion of successful services organizations. Previously, Roe served as vice president of client services at GroupSystems.com, a developer of Web-based collaboration software. During her tenure there, she managed an active customer base of more than 400, developed service and pricing policies for government and commercial markets, and directed all consulting, support, implementation, education, and documentation services. Roe also served in management positions at IDX Systems Corporation, McKesson HBO & Company, and Four Seasons Hotels.
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Biz360 empowers companies to act strategically and respond effectively to industry trends and competitive issues. Its measurement application, Market360, continuously monitors and analyzes print, electronic and broadcast media to provide valuable insight into the effectiveness of marketing communications programs.
Leading companies such as 3Com, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Harley-Davidson, Hyperion, Syngenta, Verisign and VISA use Market360's active market intelligence to improve their marketing performance by analyzing difficult-to-measure concepts such as brand perception, industry buzz, reputation and mindshare. Biz360 is a privately held company located in San Mateo, CA and is funded by Foundation Capital, Granite Ventures and Adobe Ventures. Biz360 can be reached at 866.424.9360 or www.biz360.com.
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