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GlobalWise Introduces New Management Team

Diverse Roster of Seasoned Leadership Contributes a Combined Total of More Than 150 Years in ECM Industry Experience (February 21, 2012)

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (OTCBB: GWIV) (OTCQB: GWIV) (www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com) and its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., a leading-edge technology company focused on the design, implementation and management of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management ("ECM") systems in both the public and private sectors, today provide an overview of the Company's new management team.

William J. "BJ" Santiago, President and CEO. BJ has more than 20 years of senior executive-level management experience with an emphasis in sales, operations and M&A activities in the public and private sectors. During his previous tenure at Lexmark, BJ was hand selected in 2008 by the Lexmark CEO to launch and lead all operations for the newly formed Content Management Sales Practices for North America, which was using the Intellinetics platform. Through this business venture, Intellinetics recognized his ability as an ECM industry thought leader. From here, he became a natural catalyst for Intellinetics' business development and strategy. BJ also served eight years as a United States Army Infantry Officer and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Matthew Chretien, EVP and Chief Technology Officer. Matthew is a co-founder of Intellinetics and a strategic entrepreneur backed by more than 20 years of experience in technology sales, consulting and software product life cycle management within the aerospace, public safety, government and select commercial markets. After graduating from The Ohio State University with an engineering degree in 1990, he spent two years in the Fisher College of Business Doctoral Program at Ohio State in computer science to work on his Ph.D. During this period, Matthew discovered his research would be far too narrow to satisfy his interests and ultimately co-founded Intellinetics in 1994.

Michael Chretien, VP and Corporate Counsel. Michael is a co-founder of Intellinetics. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1961, he joined the United States Marine Corps and retired in 1965 as a 1st Lieutenant. Michael continued to serve his country for 26 years in law enforcement and foreign counter intelligence. After retirement from government service, he continued his career in the law enforcement field by studying for his Juris Doctorate and was awarded a law degree from Capital University Law School in 1991. Michael's next move was founding Intellinetics with his son Matthew using his law enforcement background as a client resource to consult and assist with document storage and various other IT-related solutions.


Thomas D. Moss, Chief Software Engineer. Tom is a co-founder of Intellinetics and director of the company's software research and development efforts. He boasts 20 years of expertise in database application design and document imaging software technologies, and has earned both a mathematics degree and a computer science degree at the University of Wisconsin.

Michael A. Beck, Director of Operations. Mike brings to Intellinetics 17 years of IT experience, including IT management, hands on technical experience, departmental management, staff development, budget development and management, network design, large-scale project management, creation of a new IT telecommunications department, contract negotiations, vendor management and technology migrations. Mike has proven his ability to consistently bring projects in on time and within budget.

Neil C. Campbell, Director of Software Products Group. Neil has 16 years of experience in the IT field with an emphasis in infrastructure design, software architecture and productivity improvement solutions. Neil spent 11 years at Abbott Laboratories with focus on manufacturing IT operations and warehouse management systems before he joined Intellinetics as a project manager in fall of 2006. Neil was promoted to Director of Software products in 2008, where he currently contributes visionary leadership, thoughtful interpretation, diagnosis and resolution to complex business issues facing companies today and in the future. Neil holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio University and industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Extreme Networks, HP, Dell, Marathon Technologies and IBM.

Jim Perry, Director of Business Development. Jim has more than 15 years of executive sales and marketing experience providing Electronic Content Management (ECM), workflow and advanced data capture solutions to the healthcare, government and insurance markets. Jim previously served as a Senior Account Executive for ImageSoft, Inc. where he was responsible for developing and selling ECM solutions to the healthcare, government, manufacturing and insurance markets. Jim was personally responsible for innovating and developing a marketing plan for the healthcare vertical market that resulted in ImageSoft being recognized in 2008 as No. 1 of more than 200 reseller integrators of OnBase ECM Software in the United States.

Robert Simmons, Director of Business Development. Robert's experience in the print and imaging industry spans 15 years. He most recently served as the Director of Enterprise Solution Architecture for Samsung Electronics. Robert has been responsible for creating programs and services that analyze vertical market requirements for document and output solutions, which have resulted in millions of dollars in cost savings and efficiency gains. He has specialized in developing programs and solutions for healthcare, government and education customers in North America. Robert holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lee University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Randy Love, Director of Business Development. Over the past 10 years of his 25-year IT career, Randy's efforts have been focused on the ECM market. Most recently he worked 4 years as the VP of Sales and Business Development at an Ohio based ECM provider counting a number of complex, multi-million dollar imaging solutions to his team's credit. He also spent 4 years as a Government Industry Manager at Hyland Software where he was credited with assisting partners on numerous high profile public sector projects as well as leading direct efforts on a statewide SAP integration deal. Prior to focusing on the ECM industry, Randy spent five years marketing mobile data software solutions to criminal justice agencies and 10 years in the commercial sector with a national systems integration firm. Early in his career, Randy worked as a Systems Engineer and Programmer Analyst, which has transcended to the technical aptitude he brings to his current position. He is a Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), AIIM ECM Practitioner and computer science graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Youngstown State University.

Bob Peterson, Director of Business Development. Bob has over 20 years of senior management experience with an emphasis in channel sales, business development and marketing. Bob has most recently been the Director of Healthcare for Seneca, a market leader with a wide range of products, engineering and software services. At Intellinetics, Bob will continue to partner with Seneca, working together to jointly develop various strategic partners. Bob was a VP of Sales and Marketing at Optio Software, a leader in Electronic Document Management and Information optimization used in healthcare, government and commercial markets. Bob's team developed and successfully marketed an Electronic Document Management solution that successfully lowered cost and increased efficiency for hospitals and helped meet HIPPA requirements, JACOH standards and enhanced Electronic Medical Record implementations.

About GlobalWise Investments, Inc.

GlobalWise Investments, Inc., via its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a Columbus, Ohio based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) pioneer with industry-leading software that delivers cloud ECM based solutions on-demand. The Company's flagship platform, Intellivue™, represents a new industry benchmark and game-changing solution by enabling clients to access and manage the content of every scanned document, file, spreadsheet, email, photo, audio file or video tape -- virtually anything that can be digitized -- in their enterprise from any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone from anywhere in the world.

For additional information, please visit the Company's corporate website: www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com

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