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Priya Iyer Promoted to CEO of Anaqua

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Joined Anaqua as Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and has been serving as President since 2007

Boston, MA -- Anaqua, a leading provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) software and services, announced the promotion of Priya Iyer from President to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Former CEO Paul DiGiammarino will continue to help the company, in the role he has been in for the past two years, with strategy and business development, as a member of the Anaqua Board.

"I am delighted to be handing over the Anaqua reins to Priya" said Paul DiGiammarino. "As President, she has been running the company for some time and has delivered outstanding results. Under her leadership, we have significantly expanded our global footprint, developed solutions for the mid-market and achieved 56% revenue growth in 2008 and strong profits."

Priya Iyer, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in software solutions and services, joined Anaqua as Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and has been serving as President since 2007. Prior to joining Anaqua she was Senior Vice President, Operations & Delivery at Steelpoint Technologies, the market leader in electronic discovery and litigation support solutions, recently acquired by Autonomy. Earlier in her career Ms. Iyer, who lives in Wellesley, MA, held management positions with, AT&T Bell Labs and Westinghouse Tata. Ms. Iyer holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering as well as an MBA from the MIT's Sloan School of Management, where she was a Sloan Fellow in the program for Innovation and Global Leadership. She is a frequent speaker at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management and was also recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the MIT Sloan Fellows Program.

"I am excited to take this new role at this point in our company’s growth" said Priya Iyer, CEO. We have all the ingredients for success: a great team, great technology and most important of all, a strong and growing client community. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead."

"Paul identified Priya as his successor four years ago and has transitioned her from COO to President and now to CEO," said Ed Mullen, Chairman of Anaqua. "I appreciate everything Paul has done for Anaqua and look forward to continuing to work with him as a board member. Having already worked with Priya for four years at Anaqua, I have all the confidence in the world in her. In the first 6 months of this year, under her leadership, Anaqua has signed up more new clients than in any previous full year."

About Anaqua

Anaqua’s software helps leading companies grow and protect company value with an advanced, flexible IAM solution used by more than 20,000 users in over 100 countries to manage more than $500 billion in intellectual assets. Companies have saved tens of millions of dollars in annual IAM costs with Anaqua, while increasing licensing revenue, return on R&D and improving alignment of IA with business goals. The ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution supports the full IA lifecycle from idea to monetization for all IA categories, including inventions, patents, trade secrets, brands and trademarks. Clients include Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, Ford, Kimberly-Clark, Diageo, British American Tobacco, Eastman Chemical and The Coca-Cola Company. ANAQUA Express is a streamlined, more affordable solution for small and mid-sized IP teams. Anaqua is headquartered in Boston, MA, and has a European head office in London. For additional information please visit

Anaqua is a registered trademark of Anaqua, Inc. All other trademarks are recognized as proprietary to their owners.

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