August 3, 2007

Appian Appoints Brian Pettit Vice President of Sales

BPM Industry Veteran to Lead Sales and Business Development

Vienna, VA., August 21, 2007 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced Brian Pettit, a proven leader in customer acquisition and account management, has joined the company as its new Vice President of Sales. In this role, Pettit is responsible for directing global sales and business development operations for Appian’s Business Process Management (BPM) solutions.”By providing the most agile, comprehensive and easy-to-use BPM solutions available, Appian has established itself as a thought and innovation leader in the Business Process Management arena,” said Matt Calkins, Appian chief executive officer. “Brian Pettit will play an integral role in our aggressive growth in the upcoming years, extending Appian’s leadership through strategic, customer-focused sales initiatives that ensure each customer’s BPM investment is maximized and benefits are realized across all levels of the business. We look forward to leveraging Brian’s experience to build on our existing competitive lead.”

As a veteran of information technology enabling business transformation and process improvement, Mr. Pettit’s experience included leading sales and alliances at HandySoft, where he accelerated customer and partner development. He also served as the director of integration solution sales at NetManage and was responsible for directing North American sales and business development operations and developing key partnerships. Prior to NetManage, Mr. Pettit was the vice president of business development at Comensura, a division of Corporate Services Group, and provided sales, marketing and partner alliance leadership tasks for customer expansion and acquisitions.

“Appian is consistently recognized by customers, partners and independent analysts firms not only as a leading provider of BPM solutions, but also as a technology innovator focused on real world customer needs,” stated Mr. Pettit. “I look forward to leading the company’s sales efforts to deliver solutions that empower global organizations to simplify process improvement and innovation, while escalating Appian’s position in the marketplace.”

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