Likewise Adds Business Development Executive

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Ken Cheney to lead company's high-growth technology licensing

Likewise announced today the addition of Ken Cheney as vice president, business development.

Cheney joins Likewise with responsibility for technology licensing and strategic partnerships. He brings a 15-year track record building and leading sales, product, and marketing teams for market-leading software companies.

"Based on the rapid adoption of Likewise Open and Enterprise by other technology companies, it became clear that we could benefit from a senior leader like Ken to drive our technology licensing," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise. "Ken and I worked together previously at Mercury and Network Associates. He is a great asset both strategically and operationally and is a great addition to our team."

Prior to Likewise, Cheney served as director of products for the Software organization at HP, with responsibility for the group's project and portfolio management, service portfolio management, asset management and IT financial management solutions. Previously, he served as director of product marketing for Mercury Interactive, the global leader in business technology optimization (acquired by HP). After joining Mercury in 2000, he held positions in enterprise sales, helping grow the newly-established application management business unit to more than $75 million in annual bookings. Prior to Mercury, he held a variety of positions in marketing and sales at Network Associates, Computer Associates and several small start-ups.

Ken holds a bachelor's degree in economics from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

About Likewise
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company's Web site,

Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.


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