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Sep 12, 2017
Larry Cheng
Larry Cheng is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Volition Capital.

Pramata Names Tech Industry Visionary Patrick D. Quirk Executive Chairman

BRISBANE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pramata, the first-ever commercial relationship operations company, today announced that Patrick D. Quirk has been named Executive Chairman to play a key role in Pramata’s sales and strategic alliances strategy going forward. Quirk will directly report to Pramata Founder and CEO Praful Saklani.

“We enthusiastically welcome Pat into his larger role as our new Executive Chairman,” said Saklani. “His proven track record of delivering solid ROI to enterprise customers combined with more than 25 years of experience managing companies in ERP, Supply Chain, and other high-tech industries will be instrumental in driving this high growth period at Pramata.”

“Since my first introduction, I knew the combination of Pramata’s unique solution and phenomenal company culture would prove to be game-changing for the enterprise market,” said Quirk. “It’s rare to find a company like Pramata that consistently exceeds customers’ expectations, delivers an attention-grabbing ROI, and has quickly established itself as a must-have solution for Global 1,000 companies. In my new role, I look forward to working with the world-class team Praful has cultivated.”

Utilizing its platform with human-assisted AI, Pramata operationalizes the details of commercial relationships so that sales, legal operations and finance teams can get a 360-view of customers, suppliers and partners alike.

About Patrick D. Quirk
Patrick D. Quirk is a renowned software leader with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software, research and development, marketing and sales, and global operations. As the CEO of Emptoris, Quirk helped the company grow more than 200% in 2.5 years. He was responsible for an organization of 850+ global professionals with customers in over 40 countries, and oversaw the acquisition by IBM. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President for worldwide sales at GoldenGate Software, leading the company to record growth which resulted in its acquisition by Oracle in 2009. Patrick has served as General Manager & Group Vice President of PeopleSoft’s Enterprise Supply Chain Management division. While at PeopleSoft, he led the $1.7 billion acquisition of JD Edwards – the largest software acquisition in ERP history at that time. He also served on the board of Plex Systems for 5 years and helped negotiate its sale to Francisco Partners.

About Pramata
Pramata operationalizes the details of commercial relationships so large organizations can maximize revenue, reduce risk and drive business efficiencies. Pramata has created millions of dollars in value for some of the largest companies in the world, including Allergan, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, FICO, HPE, NCR, Novelis and Vertafore. Pramata is headquartered in Brisbane, Calif., with offices in Kansas City, MO, and Bangalore, India. For more information please visit: www.pramata.com.

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