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Callidus Software Appoints Bill Williamson to Regional Director for Asia Pacific Region - Global EIM Provider Expands Market Leadership to APAC

  • 28 February, 2006 05:15

<p>SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28 -- Callidus Software Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the leader in Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM), today announced the appointment of Bill Williamson as Regional Director Asia Pacific (APAC). Williamson will be responsible for expanding the sales and service leadership of Callidus' APAC organization. Williamson joins Callidus Software with over 30 years of enterprise sales, sales management and executive experience at leading technology and business systems companies.
Heading up the APAC operations as Regional Director for Callidus Software Pty Limited, Williamson will report to Leslie Stretch, vice president of worldwide sales at Callidus Software. The appointment will drive momentum and expansion of Callidus in the Asia-Pacific geography.
"We are excited to have Bill joining our team," said Leslie Stretch, vice president of worldwide sales at Callidus Software. "Bill's complement of experience and intimate knowledge of Asia Pacific will help us to further advance our leadership position in the Asia Pacific EIM market and promising new business areas such as sales performance management. Bill and I will work closely together to drive continued growth in all of our business in Asia," continued Stretch.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Callidus Software lists some of Asia Pacific's leading enterprises on its client roster -- including telecommunications giant Telstra, Australia's first bank, Westpac, and one of the world's largest financial services organizations, HSBC.
"I am delighted to accept this role. This is an exciting time to take leadership of the Callidus APAC region. Callidus Software incentive compensations solutions link corporate strategy to execution, keep teams aligned with business objectives and help drive revenue and optimize profitability. My goal is to establish the same market leadership position in APAC that Callidus enjoys in other parts of the world."
Before joining Callidus, Williamson served as vice president of Worldwide Sales at on-demand software company Xign. Prior to this, he was vice president, western region, and sales director, Consumer Products Group, at SAP America. He spent five years in sales and sales management with Filenet Corp, and was president/CEO of a software company developing Enterprise Application Interface (EAI) software that was acquired by Fujitsu. Williamson's experience also includes sales and sales management positions with leading business systems and computer hardware companies that include: Honeywell Computer Corp. Dictaphone/Pitney Bowes and Xerox.</p>
<p>About Callidus Software
Founded in 1996, Callidus Software (www.callidussoftware.com) is an industry leading Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM) provider to global companies across multiple industries. Callidus' EIM systems allow enterprises to develop and manage incentive compensation linked to the achievement of strategic business objectives. Through its TrueComp(R) Grid architecture, Callidus delivers the industry's only EIM solution that combines the power and scalability of grid computing with the flexibility of rules-based interface. Customers/Partners include 7-Eleven, Accenture, CUNA Mutual, HP, IBM, Philips Medical Systems, Sprint Nextel, Sun Microsystems, Time Warner Corporation and Wachovia. Callidus is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CALD.</p>
<p>Note on Forward-Looking Statements
The forward looking statements included in this press release, including that the appointment of Mr. Williamson will drive momentum and expansion of Callidus in the Asia-Pacific geography and Mr. Williamson's experience and intimate knowledge of Asia Pacific will help Callidus to further advance its leadership position in the Asia Pacific EIM market and promising new business areas such as sales performance management reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known and involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, timing and size of software license orders, management's ability to successfully implement its business plan, changes in executive management, potential material fluctuations in financial results and future growth rates, decreases in customer spending, increased competition or new entrants in the marketplace, litigation and other risks detailed in Callidus' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Form 10-K and
Form 10-Qs, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Callidus Software's Investor Relations department at 408-808-6577, or from the Investor Relations section of Callidus Software's website (www.callidussoftware.com). Actual results may differ materially from those presently reported. We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this release.</p>
<p>NOTE: Software, the Callidus Software logo, Callidus TrueAnalytics, TrueChannel, TrueComp, TrueComp Datamart, TrueComp Grid, TrueComp Manager, TrueInformation, TrueIntegration, TruePerformance, TrueReferral, TrueResolution, TrueService and TrueSupport are trademarks of Callidus Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand, service or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or owners.</p>
<p>SOURCE Callidus Software Inc.
-0- 02/28/2006
/CONTACT: Jock Breitwieser of Callidus Software Inc., +1-408-975-6683, or pr@callidussoftware.com/</p>

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