DotNetNuke Corporation Appoints New CEO

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Navin Nagiah, Former CEO of CIGNEX Technologies to Lead Recently Funded Startup

DotNetNuke Corporation today announced the appointment of Navin Nagiah as its Chief Executive Officer. Nagiah, previously CEO of CIGNEX Technologies, will succeed co-founder Nik Kalyani in this role. Coming on the heels of the company's recent Series A funding announcement, Nagiah will also join DotNetNuke creator and Chief Architect Shaun Walker on the company's re-organized Board of Directors. Kalyani will continue to focus on product innovation as Director of Products and Strategy.

"We are pleased to have Navin come aboard as CEO," Kalyani said. "In the past year, he has been our business advisor and has helped us immensely in shaping our business strategy. Navin's experience with open source software and enterprise customers combined with strategic insights will be essential as DotNetNuke Corporation focuses on building a profitable business," he said.

"DotNetNuke has disrupted the Microsoft technology landscape," Nagiah said. "This is an outstanding company that I feel privileged to join; equally importantly this is an incredible community with very talented leadership," he added. "I look forward to working with the team at DotNetNuke Corporation and the community in creating both a stellar company, and an unrivalled commercial ecosystem that benefits all its participants -- customers, users, system integrators, module vendors, skin designers and hosting providers."

"The next step for us is to expand our already large and thriving commercial eco-system by opening new markets and creating scalable new business opportunities," Walker said. "We are confident Navin's appointment is the right first step in that direction."

Nagiah, brings over 15 years experience as a business executive to the company, of which over 10 years have been as a CEO and/or General Manager in software/technology companies. He has extensive experience converting ideas to products, taking products to market and to profitability in the US, UK, China, India and Southeast Asia. Prior to CIGNEX, Nagiah's most recent positions held include CEO of Xisource, Inc. and Managing Director (Asia) for Internet Securities, Inc. (a Euromoney Company; LSE: ERM).

About DotNetNuke Corporation

Our mission is to create opportunities and spread entrepreneurship to the world by providing a superior open source web application framework which cultivates a passionate developer community as well as a prosperous commercial ecosystem. DotNetNuke® is an open source web application framework ideal for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. With a rapidly growing community of over 630,000 registered users, a legion of dedicated professional developers, and an active commercial ecosystem, DotNetNuke® continues to strengthen its leadership position on the Microsoft platform.

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