Governance Expert D’Anne Hurd Joins Hiperos Board

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Hurd Brings Unique Mix of Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Technology and Strategy Expertise to the Fast-Growing Hiperos Platform

D’Anne’s extensive expertise in regulatory compliance, finance, and corporate governance provides a unique perspective into the needs of our client base and the expectations of the regulators.

Hiperos, the leading platform for 3rd party management, today announces that corporate governance, finance and compliance expert D’Anne Hurd is joining its Board of Directors as its first Independent Director. Currently the President of Crawford Consulting, a management and transaction advisory firm, Ms. Hurd served as Vice President, CFO and General Counsel of a series of venture-backed, biotech and high-tech emerging-growth companies in the greater Boston area. Her career started in finance with management roles at PepsiCo, Inc. and GTE Corporation. Hiperos simplifies the complexity of managing 3rd party relationships so companies can maximize value and minimize risk of brand reputation, regulatory compliance, and customer impact. Ms. Hurd joins current board members Greg Dickinson (CEO), Michael Medici (Summit Partners) and Michele Flynn (a Founder and Chairman).

"Companies today are using 3rd parties—providers, sub-contractors, suppliers, contract manufacturers, distributors or partners—to deliver almost 50% of their customer-facing business functions and need a solution to simplify the complexity of managing these relationships. Hiperos offers a brilliant solution," states Hurd. “Each 3rd party relationship brings significantly more complex and dynamic processes, exponentially more touchpoints, and dispersed accountability. Running a business in today’s ever-changing environment is hard enough without the added complexity of managing 3rd parties. These relationships, if not managed properly, can negatively impact your customers, pose a reputational risk, and increase your exposure to regulatory penalties.

“Hiperos has developed a self-service platform that is built on a flexible framework, utilizes actionable intelligence and enables dynamic segmentation to ensure scalable, repeatable and targeted 3rd party management. The approach achieves spectacular results, is dynamic and provides continuous improvement," notes Hurd.

Greg Dickinson, Hiperos CEO, says, "D’Anne brings tremendous experience to our Board. When we first conceived of the company, it was based on the idea that the complexity of 3rd party management needed to be simplified but support complex requirements and have the flexibility to address the changing demands of internal stakeholders and external regulators. D’Anne’s extensive expertise in regulatory compliance, finance, and corporate governance provides a unique perspective into the needs of our client base and the expectations of the regulators. D’Anne understands the intersections of regulatory compliance, 3rd party management, governance and technology. We are honored to have her join our Board."

About D’Anne Hurd
Ms. Hurd has served on public company boards since 1993 and currently serves as Lead Independent Director and Governance Committee Chair of Micronetics, Inc. (NOIZ) and as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Data Translation, Inc. (DATX). Her prior board experience includes VasoActive Pharmaceuticals and Advanced Fire Protection. She is a recognized expert in the field of Corporate Governance and has twice served on the Board of Directors of the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where she was recently appointed as a faculty member of NACD’s Board Advisory Services Practice.

Ms. Hurd brings to the Board over 35 years of experience in finance, operations, corporate and securities law and business development in a wide range of industries, with companies ranging in size from start-ups to established public companies. Ms. Hurd has a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Duke University’s School of Law.

About Hiperos
Hiperos simplifies the complexity of 3rd Party Management (3PM). Hiperos helps companies avoid a value shortfall and fully realize the benefits of using 3rd parties by providing a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution to maximize the value and minimize the risk of brand reputation, regulatory compliance, and customer experience. Hiperos clients include many of the world’s leading companies such as Aetna, Astra Zeneca, Bank of Montreal, CA Technologies, Charles Schwab, MasterCard, Microsoft, PNC Bank, State Street, TD Bank, and United Technologies. For more information visit http://www.hiperos.com.

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