Technology Industry Veteran Joins SPSS as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Services
CHICAGO, 12/05/05 — SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSS), a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software, today announced that technology industry veteran Alex Kormushoff has joined SPSS as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Services. Kormushoff, who brings 26 years of experience to his new position, will provide strategic and operational direction to SPSS’ consulting, training, technical support and online service functions.
During his career, Kormushoff has held management positions with such companies as Standard & Poor’s Financial Information Services Group; CORIS, a start-up company of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, which was a pioneer in the integrated e-commerce and content management sector; Sapient Manufacturing; Computer Sciences Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Kormushoff most recently served as interim CEO for BroadVision, a global provider of enterprise Web-based self-service application software. Prior to holding that position, he functioned as BroadVision’s Executive Vice President for World Wide Operations, and before that, as its Senior Vice President for Worldwide Professional Services. At BroadVision, Kormushoff restructured the business around key markets and customers and created a regional alignment versus a product alignment. He also established a World Wide Services Operations function. His model for the World Wide Professional Services business became the model for the entire company.
“We have very high expectations for Alex, as he has a background of the highest caliber,” said SPSS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jon Otterstatter. “With his depth of technology experience, management savvy and keen intellect, we anticipate that he’ll bring a new level of excellence to SPSS’ worldwide services.”
About SPSS Inc.
SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSS) is a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software and solutions. The company’s predictive analytics technology connects data to effective strategic action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and critical future events. More than 250,000 commercial, academic, and public sector customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs, improve important processes, and detect and prevent fraud. More than 95 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies are SPSS customers. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information, please visit www.spss.com.
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