PSS Systems Boosts Management Team with New Executives

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Ediscovery solutions provider appoints former Agile Software exec Jeff Johnson as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, veteran finance exec Criss Harms as Chief Financial Officer

PSS Systems, the leader in information governance solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeff Johnson as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Criss Harms as Chief Financial Officer.

"Jeff and Criss are both well-respected software executives with long track records of leadership and marked success. I'm delighted they have joined our executive team," said PSS Systems' President and CEO, Deidre Paknad. "PSS has enjoyed significant growth in the information governance and ediscovery market this year, and Jeff will help us extend our position as the market share leader. Criss' business and financial acumen will help us grow the company and infrastructure profitably."

Jeff joins PSS with a distinguished track record in enterprise sales growth. He was previously Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Agile Software where he led global sales, services, and business development for many years prior to the company's acquisition by Oracle. Before joining Agile, Jeff led Global Sales at Blue Martini, building the team and revenue from pre-revenue through its IPO. Jeff's career spans 20 years in enterprise software sales at leading enterprise software companies such as SAP and Peoplesoft. Jeff served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Washington State University.

Criss will lead PSS's finance, accounting and human resource activities. Prior to PSS, Criss was CFO at Transitive Corporation (IBM in December 2008) and Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by British Telecom). He previously served as the director of finance and controller for several successful venture-funded technology companies. He also founded, a Web-based provider of promotional products, and served in corporate and divisional financial roles at Hewlett Packard. He earned his CPA while at Ernst & Young in San Francisco, and he holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS from UC Berkeley.

About PSS Systems
PSS Systems helps companies eliminate unnecessary legal risk, and discovery and data management costs. Its Atlas suite is the recognized leader in legal information governance with customers like Abbott, Amgen, BASF, BP, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, First Data, GE, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Travelers and Williams. PSS is the innovator that started the legal holds market in 2004 and has the largest concentration of customers and domain experts anywhere. PSS is a trusted business partner to its customers, offering expert insight, best-in-class software, and continuous innovation to address emerging challenges. PSS founded and sponsors the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) as a part of its commitment to advancing corporate retention and preservation practices. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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