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Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives Appoints Wendy Lea as Board Member


SUPERIOR, COLO. – December 21, 2006 – Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives (FWE&E) announced today the appointment of Wendy Lea to the organization’s board of directors. Lea brings over 20 years of sales and marketing strategies and alliances expertise for venture-backed startup companies.
Ms. Lea is Chairman of the Board for Newmerix, a provider of enterprise application lifecycle management software, a board member for Stratify and Metallect, and an advisory board member for StillSecure, Beam and Amazon Consulting.
Previously, Ms. Lea led Siebel Systems’ eBusiness Consulting division, which provided channel strategy to Siebel’s global customers. She joined Siebel in 1999 as a result of its acquisition of OnTarget, Inc., a provider of sales and marketing process to the high technology industry, where she held the position of VP of Marketing and Alliances.
Ms. Lea has been in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) space since 1984, initially as VP Sales and Marketing for Acclivus. In 1992, she joined The Sales Consultancy (TSC) in the UK, as VP of Marketing and assisted with its European expansion. In 1995 she moved back to the US as co-founder of TSC-US. Ms. Lea co-authored two innovative sales methodologies, CHAMP (channel and alliance management process) and TMP (territory management and planning), which have been adopted as global standards by IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Oracle and embedded in Siebel System’s software applications.
“We are pleased that FWE&E will benefit from the breadth and depth of experience and corporate excellence that Wendy brings to the table,“ said Chris Melching, CEO, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. ”With the addition of Wendy and her startup experience, we strengthen our ability to provide value to women entrepreneurs.”

“It is an honor to join such a distinguished group of women on the board,” stated Wendy Lea, principal, Chatham Group LLC. “The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives is a major catalyst for helping women build their businesses, make connections and to support one another. I look forward to helping the organization move its vision forward and assisting with its continuous growth.”

The Chatham Group is a consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California, that assists early to mid stage companies to research, design and implement go to market strategies.

About the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives
Founded in 1993, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (FWE&E) is the premier women’s leadership organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. FWE&E members are executive management-level businesswomen from leading companies, such as Google, Oracle, SAP, and Symantec, and venture-funded technology and life sciences companies. FWE&E accelerates the success of women entrepreneurs and executives in business by providing unique opportunities for them to network and collaborate with one another in a supportive environment. In 2006, FWE&E introduced BoardMatch, a service that identifies and recommends qualified women for openings on pubic and private corporate boards.

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