SilkRoad Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

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Leadership Expansion to Support Continued Market Growth Including New Offices in Japan and France

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The addition of Ed Vesely will take our marketing efforts to the next level as we continue to expand both in the U.S. and internationally, said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology.

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the appointment of Wm. Edward Vesely as chief marketing officer, responsible for worldwide marketing.

Mr. Vesely brings over 22 years of marketing experience. He is an entrepreneurial marketing and business development executive with a consistent record of growing revenue, market share and business valuation.

“The addition of Ed Vesely will take our marketing efforts to the next level as we continue to expand both in the U.S. and internationally,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology. “Our continued expansion and increased marketing efforts are fueling the growth of SilkRoad and Ed will play a vital role in guiding that process. We are very excited to have him as part of the SilkRoad team and look forward to his stellar contribution.”

Vesely brings extensive global marketing and channel development experience to SilkRoad, which is in the midst of aggressive expansion across Europe and Asia Pacific. In his previous appointment as senior vice president of marketing and business development at Vision Solutions his leadership contributed to record revenue, customer growth and earnings. His track record also includes successful marketing leadership roles with Sterling Software, Accenture, Platinum technology and Click Commerce.

This appointment follows the company’s announcement in late 2010 that it secured a $40 million dollar investment round of capital from Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge, Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity to promote expansion of SilkRoad’s worldwide direct sales and marketing efforts.

Since this funding, SilkRoad has announced new offices in Paris, France; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan. Along with increasing it’s global footprint, SilkRoad continues to expand its investment in customer support and product development to accommodate an ever-growing client base and to provide the most effective and technologically advanced talent management solutions on the market.

About SilkRoad technology, inc.
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded HCM products that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Eprise for intranets, and HeartBeat for trusted core HR. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open “start anywhere” architecture – implement the complete suite or begin with one product and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it’s the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

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