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Axway Appoints Former IBM and GXS Executives to Bolster its Leadership Team for U.S. and Latin America

In support of its continued growth, Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, announced today it has added two new members to its leadership team for sales and business development. Pat Ryan, formerly of IBM, has joined Axway as Senior Vice President, North America Sales; Marcelo Ramos, formerly of GXS, has taken the role of Senior Vice President, Latin America. In their roles, Ryan and Ramos will help Axway meet the growing global demand for the Axway 5 Suite, the industry’s only solution that helps organizations govern the flow of data across enterprise, cloud and mobile environments.

“Our goal is to continue to grow the organization and give customers the solutions they have come to trust and rely on to govern data flows and remain competitive in their respective markets,” said Christophe Fabre, CEO, Axway. “Pat Ryan and Marcelo Ramos bring strong leadership experience and have expertise in growing brands and pipelines in their respective market segments which will help drive widespread adoption of the Axway 5 Suite, and cement our position as a global leader in governing the flow of data.”

Pat Ryan joins Axway with more than 30 years’ experience leading global sales teams, most recently as the Director, Worldwide Sales for IBM's business solutions portfolio. In this role he demonstrated outstanding leadership driving the sales portfolio, and was selected as “Best in IBM,” an award given to the top 500 most performant people. Prior to IBM, Ryan held sales leadership positions at companies including WorldTalk Corporation, NetFrame Systems and Wang Laboratories with involvement in global sales, marketing and global operations. In his new role, Ryan will be responsible for overseeing Axway’s North American sales organization. His primary goal will be driving sales productivity and customer satisfaction for the Axway 5 Suite, in alignment with the company’s mission to help organizations govern the flow of data.

Marcelo Ramos has a proven track record managing IT software organizations in Latin America and brings to Axway more than 28 years’ experience in developing strong customer and partner relationships, building and retaining high performance teams, increasing market share, and growing revenues with the highest performance. Most recently Ramos served as the Vice President and General Manager, LATAM for Opentext/GXS, and prior to that he held leadership roles at IBM/Sterling Commerce, where he was able to drive long-term win-win agreements with Fortune 500 global corporations doing business in the Latin American region. In his new position, Ramos will lead Axway’s Latin American organization to drive awareness, growth, sales productivity and customer satisfaction for Axway 5 Suite in the region in alignment with the company’s mission.

The appointments build on Axway’s significant growth and momentum, which includes industry-first innovations and strong global growth. In 2013, Axway introduced the Axway 5 Suite, which uniquely combines application integration with B2B, MFT, and Enterprise API Management. In its latest yearly financial results, Axway recorded strong results with €237.5 million in revenue. In addition, in recognition of its continued focus on innovation, Gartner named Axway a leader in its latest On-Premises Application Integration Suites Magic Quadrant¹ and in its latest Application Services Governance Magic Quadrant². Additionally the Axway Suite 5 was listed as a ‘Champion’ in the vendor matrix of Info-Tech Research Group’s latest Managed File Transfer Vendor Landscape Report.

To learn more about Axway’s products and solutions: http://www.axway.com/products-solutions

Follow Axway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Axway

¹ Gartner “Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites by Jess Thompson, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Daniel Sholler, Ross Altman, Kimihiko Iijima, June 27, 2013

² Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance” by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C. Plummer, Gordon Van Huizen, August 2013

About Axway

Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, API and identity management, and email security– offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries.

About Axway 5 Suite

Axway 5 Suite offers control and optimization of the flow of data through integration, visibility, policy, security and reliability to govern business-to-business interactions, communities, systems and data types — within and beyond the enterprise edge.

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