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BigMachines Appoints Thomas P. Padgett Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Alliances

Former Adobe Executive Brings More Than a Decade of Successful Industry Sales Experience to Leading Cloud-Based Sales Technology Company (April 13, 2012)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/13/12 -- BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, today announced it has appointed Thomas P. Padgett as senior vice president of worldwide sales and alliances, a key role on the company's leadership team. Padgett will be responsible for building and leading BigMachines' global sales team and developing the company's strategic partner relationships.

"Tom's commitment to customer success, combined with his proven leadership abilities, impressive track record of consistently driving outstanding results, and extensive technical knowledge will have a significant impact on our worldwide operations," said David Bonnette, president of BigMachines. "He will serve as an important asset as we move forward to aggressively promote our best-in-class products and services and expand our customer base and market share."

Padgett has a successful track record and proven expertise in managing and growing sales organizations for enterprise software companies. Most recently, he held the position of North American vice president of sales and operations at Adobe Systems, where he led the team responsible for selling Adobe's enterprise offerings into the financial services industry. Prior to Adobe, he was group vice president for Business Objects, an SAP company, where he was instrumental in driving quarterly revenue in support of specific budget targets. Before joining Business Objects, he was a senior partner at Beacon Worldwide, a management consulting firm that helps large organizations develop, implement and directly benefit from sales best practices. Padgett also held various senior sales and management positions of increasing responsibility at InstallShield, Complete Business Solutions, Inc. (CBSI) and NCR Corporation. Padgett earned a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University, Bloomington.

"BigMachines has a rich history of providing unmatched customer success through its industry-leading software solutions, enabling organizations to sell more and faster," said Padgett. "I welcome the opportunity to bring my experience and perspective to such a well-positioned company."


About BigMachines
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines' award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as Acme Packet. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.

Contact:
Kim Leadley
PAN Communications
bigmachines@pancomm.com
Phone: 617-502-4300


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