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Alfresco Deepens Investment in Customer Success with New Hires

New roles include Global VP of Customer Success, Chief People Officer and Chief Learning Officer

San Mateo, CA - October 4, 2013 - Alfresco, the open platform for business-critical content management and collaboration, today announced three new appointments to its management team who are focused on helping Alfresco to better service customers as well as attract and retain key talent.

“We are building a team of people that have successfully created software that excites end users while at the same time understands the goals of the enterprise when it comes to value and content confidentiality,” said Doug Dennerline, CEO of Alfresco. “These executives will improve our ability to service global customers, partners and the community as we embrace the modern enterprise.”

Andrea Lagan, Alfresco’s new Global Vice President of Customer Success, brings 25 years experience leading customer focused service teams. Prior to Alfresco, Andrea was responsible for the Oracle RightNow and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service delivery organizations as Vice President of Cloud Support at Oracle and held senior leadership positions at RightNow Technologies, NetScout Systems, Network General, and Remedy Corporation.

Ray Martinelli, Alfresco’s new Chief People Officer, brings over 20 years in management roles at several industry-leading companies. Ray was most recently Chief People Officer at ServiceSource, which grew from 150 employees to over 3,000 employees worldwide during his tenure.  Prior to ServiceSource, Ray was the SVP Human Resources for Macromedia and Juniper Networks as well as held HR director roles at Computer Curriculum Corporation and Apple.

"I am thrilled to be joining such a smart, globally diverse team at Alfresco," said Ray Martinelli, Chief People Officer of Alfresco. "We are primed for opportunity and I look forward to the future ahead as we expand our workforce globally with individuals who know what it takes to succeed."

Kara Underwood, Alfresco’s new Chief Learning Officer, has 20 years of experience in global learning and sales effectiveness with companies such as HP, Oracle, Adobe, AT&T, Marsh & McLennan, ServiceSource and Aspect Communications. Kara has received industry wide recognition, such as Training Magazine's Top 100 Award and the Association of Training and Development's Learning in Excellence Award.

As the trusted innovator leading the enterprise content management (ECM) market with more than 2,800 enterprise customers, Alfresco is the only customizable content platform that lets users access the tools they need to be more productive, while at the same time provides CIOs, IT managers and business users with a consistent experience.

About Alfresco

Alfresco empowers teams to share, save and manage content on one platform across cloud, on-premise and mobile enterprises. More than 7 million people in over 180 countries use Alfresco to collaborate, process and power over 4 billion files worldwide. Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco gives Fortune 500 companies a competitive edge to  solving market challenges. Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in Maidenhead, outside of London with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo.


About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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