December 8, 2010

Mark Lynch Named CFO of the Year by Washington Business Journal

Appian CFO Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Financial Stewardship

RESTON, Va.—December 8, 2010— Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that Mark Lynch has won this year’s Washington Business Journal “CFO of the Year” award in the Technology/Life Sciences category. The award program honors financial professionals in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for outstanding job performance. The Washington Business Journal gives the CFO of the Year Award to the chief financial officer and their team who deliver the most outstanding performance for their company. A panel of independent judges, drawn from the region’s top financial leaders, selected Mr. Lynch based on criteria including Appian’s demonstrated financial growth during the year, Mr. Lynch’s success in overcoming significant business challenges or barriers, and his team leadership and seasoned management. Other factors included his demonstrated commitment to Appian’s financial best practices and accounting standards, his success as a strategic visionary, and his contributions to the community. “I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of my team,” said Lynch. “You are only as good as the people you work with, particularly in challenging times like those of the recent economy. I’m blessed to have at Appian the best finance, accounting, HR and contracts team that I’ve worked with during my 24 year career.”

“The day Mark arrived at Appian it was obvious he was a star,” said Matt Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “He has indispensable talent, plus true depth of experience and perspective. I thank Mark for guiding Appian’s steady growth and precision financial performance.”

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