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Fortiva Names Goodwin CEO

TORONTO -- Fortiva Inc, a provider of secure, on-demand email archiving, today announced that software industry veteran Eric Goodwin has been named chief executive officer. Goodwin, who was appointed chairman of the board of directors for Fortiva in 2003, is coming out of retirement to take on this role at Fortiva.

A highly respected business leader in the technology sector, Goodwin brings more than 40 years of software development, management, and leadership experience to Fortiva. As CEO, Goodwin will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of Fortiva, with a focus on furthering Fortivas growth as the leading on-demand email archiving provider.

“Two key things influenced my decision to come out of retirement to lead Fortiva – the strength and experience of the management team and my strong belief that on-demand services are on the verge of fundamentally changing the way businesses acquire and deploy software,” said Eric Goodwin, CEO, Fortiva. “Fortiva represents a prime example of how Software–as-a-Service (SaaS) can help businesses to deploy solutions faster, cheaper, with fewer risks and immediate benefits. I am looking forward to building on Fortiva’s recent successes by continuing to expand our customer base and secure strategic partnerships.”

Prior to joining Fortiva, Goodwin headed a series of successful technology firms. Most recently, as CEO of Klocwork, he initiated two years of rapid growth before retiring. Prior to joining Klocwork, Goodwin served as CEO of FloNetwork Inc. from July 1999 to July 2001 when it was sold to DoubleClick (NASDAQ: DCLK). During that period FloNetwork grew from a 25 person company to over 270, and was the acknowledged leader in email relationship management.

Goodwin was also a co-founder and CEO of Fulcrum Technologies, now part of OpenText (Nasdaq: OTEX) (TSX: OTC). Over a 12-year period, he saw the company grow to over $60 million in revenue, while guiding the company through its early customer wins, strategic partnerships and investments, increasing mainstream adoption, a NASDAQ IPO and secondary offering on the TSE. Under his leadership, Fulcrum and its customers won several prestigious awards for growth and excellence, including a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award, CrossRoads A-List, Software Magazine's Top 100 and many others.

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