Matrix Solutions Announces New Additions to Team and Promotions

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New Team Members Bring Knowledge and Skills to Advertising Sales Software Market Leader

Matrix Solutions, the leading provider of sales strategy management software for the media sales industry, today announced new hires in the training, sales and software development groups and a promotion in the sales and training groups.

New Hires
Craig Biertempfel was recently hired to perform sales functions as an Inside Sales Representative. Prior to joining Matrix Solutions, he worked for ComponentOne as the Senior Product Consultant for Frontline and with SmartOps as a Business Development Consultant. Mr. Biertempfel attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History.

Dan Havens was recently hired to perform sales functions as an Account Manager. He brings a wealth of knowledge and broadcast industry experience to Matrix Solutions from his
tenure in the broadcasting industry. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Marketron International as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Havens is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in English and Speech.

Christine Lenchner was recently hired as the Director of Training. In her role she is responsible for providing strategic and tactical development and implementation of client and in-house training services that educate others on the use and application of Matrix Solutions' software and services; in addition, she is responsible for the development and maintenance of business relationships as supported through the training process. Prior to joining Matrix Solutions, she worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where she was a Training Manager. She has also worked for Marconi Ericsson where she was the Technical Training Manager. Ms. Lenchner brings more than 15 years of technical training and development experience to Matrix Solutions. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.

Aram Malinich was recently hired to perform software development functions as a C#/.NET Software Developer. In his role, he will assist in the development of software projects while contributing to the improvement of the standards and practices of the Software Development Department. He brings five years of IT experience to Matrix Solutions. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Giant Eagle as a Programmer/Analyst. Mr. Malinich is a graduate of Penn State, Erie, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a minor in Management.

Lisa Vesely was recently hired to perform sales functions as an Account Manager. Prior to joining the company, she worked for CBS Radio as an Account Executive. Ms. Vesely is a graduate of Duquesne University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Jonathan Diven was promoted from Business Development Manager to Senior Account Manager. In his new role, he is responsible for developing new clients, with particular focus on selling and delivering Matrix Solutions consulting services. Mr. Diven joined Matrix Solutions in May 2001.

Curt Emerick was promoted from Senior Accountant to Controller. In his new role, he will direct and coordinate the company's financial planning and budget management functions, manage the relationships with the company's banking, financial, and accounting agencies, and monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the finance department, he will manage the preparation of monthly and year-end financial results, outlook and forecast, and will serve on the management planning committee. Mr. Emerick joined Matrix Solutions in November 2005.

Dana Snyder was promoted from Client Services Manager to Customer Implementation Manager. In her new role, she facilitates new customer installations from the point of sale through training, conversions, including product upgrades, as well as requests for professional services from clients. Ms. Snyder joined Matrix Solutions at the end of 2002.

About Matrix Solutions
Matrix Solutions is the industry leader in providing sales strategy software and consulting services to media companies encompassing print, television, radio, cable, online and outdoor. Today over 800 customer sites and 10,000 users depend on Matrix Solutions to achieve their sales planning, strategic selling and forecasting objectives as part of their daily routine to ensure their selling efforts yield the greatest results. Matrix Solutions is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit


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