Surgient Names Fred Pazos Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Software Industry Veteran Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience to Virtual Lab Management Leader

AUSTIN, Texas – April 30, 2007 –Surgient, the leader in Virtual Lab Management applications for software testing, training and evaluation, today announced the appointment of Fred C. Pazos to the position of vice president of worldwide sales. Pazos brings more than 30 years of sales management experience to Surgient and will lead the company’s global sales team, where he will manage and fuel the growing demand for Surgient’s entire virtual lab management product line through direct sales and reseller programs.

Prior to joining Surgient, Pazos was vice president of sales and marketing for Exadel, a privately-owned software services and products company that provides rich application components to create business applications. At Exadel, Pazos developed and implemented a successful strategy to increase on-line sales that resulted in 275 percent growth in a 12 month period. Before Exadel, Pazos was vice president of sales and services at Everdream Corporation, where he developed alliances that grew the company’s channel business from zero to 35 percent in the first 18 months. Pazos also held vice president, sales roles at Intraware, a publicly-traded software company that provides electronic software licensing and delivery solutions. His experience also includes senior sales and marketing roles at IBM, Wyse Technologies and Hitachi America.

“Fred’s experience and proven track record of success will be a great asset as we continue our explosive growth,” said Bill Daniel, president and CEO of Surgient. “Fred will play a vital role in expanding Surgient’s market presence and meeting the market demand of our entire line of virtualization solutions. We are pleased to welcome Fred as a member of our executive management team and look forward to bringing his leadership and proven sales execution abilities to Surgient.”

“Surgient is one of the first companies to build an application on top of virtualization that delivers immediate concrete value to its customers, and that value is measured in the time and money no longer required to create complicated test, demonstration and training environments for enterprise software,” said Pazos. “I look forward to leveraging my own experience and knowledge of the software industry to foster the growth and success of the company as it meets a significant enterprise need.”

About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest companies. The first company to provide on-demand applications that automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end users to rapidly provision computing resources for business-critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. With over 500,000 virtual labs delivered to date, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, BMC, CA, EMC, Dell, HP, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Target Corporation to dramatically accelerate the software delivery lifecycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, HP, PlateSpin, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

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