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ARAVO HIRES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

O’Neill rounds out seasoned management team as a 17-year marketing veteran with expertise in SaaS, green technology, enterprise companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 10, 2008 – Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services, today announced that it has hired Paige O’Neill as the company’s vice president of marketing. With more than 17 years of marketing experience, O’Neill will lead all of Aravo’s marketing efforts, including marketing strategy, product marketing, communications, and branding. She will also join the company’s executive management team.

“With her extensive experience in the software as a service (SaaS) market and background in sustainable technologies, Paige is a perfect fit for our executive team,” said Tim Albinson, Aravo’s CEO. “Her diverse marketing experience and strategic insights will be extremely valuable as we continue our rapid growth and expand our presence in the marketplace.”

O’Neill is a marketing industry veteran, and has led marketing departments for both venture-backed startups and global technology firms. Prior to joining Aravo, she was senior vice president of marketing at GreenRoad Technologies, where she successfully repositioned the company as a green technology leader. She also served as senior vice president of marketing and product development at PHH Arval (NYSE: PHH), where she revitalized their brand in a commoditized marketplace. Previously she spent more than a decade at Oracle Corporation, leading a variety of marketing initiatives, including Oracle’s first SaaS offerings which she helped build into Oracle’s fastest growing business. O’Neill started her career in PR, managing global database PR for Oracle and helping launch the IBM Internet Division and its first electronic commerce and Internet payment products.

“Aravo pioneered the Supplier Information Management (SIM) category, which is gaining significant traction with customers such as GE and other Fortune 500 companies,” O’Neill said. “I am excited about the opportunity to help further define Aravo’s marketing strategy, increase brand awareness, and bring new products to market.”

Paige holds Master of Arts (ABD) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science from the University of Kentucky, and spent a year in New York University’s Media Ecology Ph.D. program studying how technology affects culture.

About Aravo

The world’s best-run businesses utilize Aravo’s Cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management solutions and Supplier Risk Services to find and manage trading partner relationships, reduce supply chain risk, ensure global regulatory compliance and lower the cost of managing suppliers by up to 72%. Aravo launched the market’s first SIM/SLM solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since. Customers such as General Electric, Accenture, and Boston University rely on Aravo to manage information and processes for over 2 million global suppliers. Aravo is based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland, Monterrey, Mexico and Ahmedabad, India, and is backed by over $50 million in investment from Cisco Systems, Big Sky Partners, and others. For more information regarding Aravo’s award-winning solutions please visit our website at http://www.aravo.com/.

Public Relations Contact
Allen Thompson,
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
pr@aravo.com
415.835.7615