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Industry Veteran Ram Gupta Named to Plateau Board of Directors



Industry Veteran Ram Gupta Named to Plateau Board of Directors

Plateau Systems, a leader in enterprise software that manages learning and knowledge readiness, announced today that it has named Ram Gupta to its board of directors. Gupta most recently served as executive vice president of products and technology for PeopleSoft, where he led a worldwide team of more than 5,000 people. He will leverage more than 20 years of enterprise software leadership experience to advise Plateau during a period of aggressive growth and product expansion.

"Plateau is raising the bar in learning and performance management through innovative new products and an aggressive growth strategy," said Paul Sparta, chairman and CEO of Plateau Systems. "Ram is a proven thought leader in the enterprise software market, having already successfully executed an impressive growth strategy at PeopleSoft. We are excited to welcome him to the board, and look forward to leveraging his tremendous experience."

As executive vice president of products and technology, Gupta had responsibility for product strategy, product management, product marketing, product development, customer support, software alliances and mergers and acquisitions for all seven PeopleSoft business units. Gupta served as the
executive in charge of numerous acquisitions at PeopleSoft, including the purchase of JD Edwards. PeopleSoft tripled its product portfolio to more than 300 products under his leadership.

"Plateau is extremely well positioned for growth," said Gupta. "It has industry-leading technology, world-class product functionality, an impressive list of satisfied customers, and an extremely compelling vision. I look forward to working with the Plateau management team as the company expands its product and market footprint."

Before joining PeopleSoft, Gupta served as senior vice president and general manager for WebMD Corporation. Prior to WebMD, he was director of the multimedia networking group at Silicon Graphics and manager of operating systems development at IBM. Gupta holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts. He also serves on the board of directors of VA Software and board of advisors of Certive Corporation.

About Plateau: Plateau is a leading provider of enterprise software that manages learning and organizational readiness. Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based J2EE architecture, and is the engine behind the largest LMS initiatives in the corporate, non-profit and government markets. Plateau's software is being used to manage learning and improve
human performance at organizations including the American Red Cross, General Electric, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Air Force. Plateau is listed as a leader in LMS evaluations from Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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