SugarCRM Appoints Larry Augustin as Member of Board of Directors

Medsphere CEO brings knowledge of Open Source Technologies to SugarCRM,

Customer Relationship Management solutions

Jun 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from SugarCRM Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SugarCRM Inc., provider of
 Sugar Suite, a commercial, open source customer relationship management
 solution that manages sales, marketing, and service customer interactions,
 announced today the appointment of Larry Augustin to the SugarCRM Board of
 Directors.  The addition of Mr. Augustin will position SugarCRM for rapid
 growth as the leading open source application provider.
     SugarCRM provides powerful solutions built on a pure open source
 technology stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) offering functionality
 constructed by the best open source CRM experts from around the world. The
 Sugar Suite is SugarCRM's vanguard CRM solution, designed with today's
 business demands in mind with a low total cost of ownership. Additionally,
 Sugar Suite is highly customizable for all types of customers and businesses.
     Mr. Augustin is currently CEO of Medsphere, a fully integrated Electronic
 Health Record (EHR) company that enhances the quality, safety, and efficacy of
 health care delivery. Previously, Mr. Augustin was a Venture Partner at Azure
 Capital Partners concentrating in software, systems, and related IT
 infrastructure technologies. Prior to Azure, Mr. Augustin founded VA Linux
 (now VA Software), where he served as CEO and led VA Linux to an initial
 public offering (IPO) that set the record for the largest first day gain ever
 in an IPO. In 2000, Worth Magazine named him one of the Top 50 CEO's in
     Known as one of the early innovators in bringing open source technologies
 to the commercial market, Mr. Augustin helped coin the term "Open Source" and
 was the visionary behind, the largest open source development
 site on the Internet.
     Mr. Augustin currently serves as a board of director member for VA
 Software, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), Linux International, JBoss,
 and Linux Mark Institute. Mr. Augustin holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in
 electrical engineering from Stanford University, as well as a B.S. in
 electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
     "I am glad to be joining the SugarCRM team to strategically assist with
 the company's growth," said Mr. Augustin.  "My experience establishing open
 source as a viable solution for enterprises when working with VA Software and
 OSDL will contribute to the future success of SugarCRM."
     "We are honored to have Mr. Augustin on our board," stated John Roberts,
 CEO and Co-Founder of SugarCRM. "He has a keen sense of how enterprises
 leverage open source software, and we look forward to his insight in directing
 the growth of SugarCRM."
     About SugarCRM Inc.
     SugarCRM provides commercial open source customer relationship management
 applications for companies of all sizes worldwide. SugarCRM was founded in
 2004 by three Silicon Valley CRM professionals with over twenty years of CRM
 experience spanning marketing, application design and engineering. The company
 is headquartered in Cupertino, California and can be reached by email at, or by visiting .