June 21, 2004

Appian President and CEO, Matthew Calkins, Named Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Vienna, VA., June 21, 2004 Appian Corporation, a leading provider of business process management solutions to the commercial and public sectors, today announced that President and CEO, Matthew Calkins, was honored Thursday, June 17, 2004 as a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Emerging Technology & Communications category at the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 awards Greater Washington banquet. This year’s event featured Fred Grandy, co-host of “The 630 WMAL Morning News”.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognizes the “vision, leadership, and achievement” of individuals who possess the ability to spot opportunity in every situation, push ahead despite setbacks and inspire the team to new success, and constantly seek new challenges and opportunities. Calkins joins a prestigious list of area business leaders who have been recognized by Ernst & Young, including Tim Donahue, President and CEO of Nextel Communications, and Paul Singh, President and CEO of PRIMUS Telecommunications.

Nominated by Joseph Calabrese, III, of Provident Bank, Calkins fosters a self-reliant, supportive, and committed corporate culture that has allowed Appian to succeed in the difficult IT market of the last three years to become one of the few rapidly expanding technology companies in Northern Virginia.

About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public’s trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 103,000 people in more than 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young’s core services of audit, tax, and transaction advisory services. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to all the members of the global Ernst & Young organization.


About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that makes it easy for organizations to move fast and revolutionize the customer experience. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications, on-premises or in the cloud. The world’s most innovative organizations use Appian to revolutionize their customer experiences, transform their business operations, and master global risk and compliance.