Virtify Expands Management Team to Meet Growing Demand for Enterprise Content Compliance Solutions

Virtify Fills Critical Roles in Finance, Engineering, Sales, Operations and Professional Services

Jun 02, 2010, 09:00 ET from Virtify

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtify, Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Content Compliance (ECC) solutions, today announced that it has made several key hires to its team in response to increased demand for Virtify ECC software and services. Among these new hires are: John Murgo, executive vice president and CFO; Jawahar Tembulkar, vice president of engineering; Matthew Slough, general manager for Philippines operations; Peter Norton, director of customer support; Scott Venable, director of product implementation; and Paul Tecca, director, product management, SCM solutions.

"We are experiencing an exciting growth period at Virtify. The life sciences industry is in need of an integrated approach to improving compliance and productivity, and this has translated into exceptional demand for our products and services," said Satish Tadikonda, president and CEO of Virtify. "By filling these key roles in finance, engineering, sales, operations and professional services, we are able to support our current growth while preparing for the increase in market demand for solutions that address global labeling, submissions and disclosure."

As executive vice president and CFO for Virtify, John Murgo will oversee finance, IT, HR and legal.  As a member of the company's senior management team, he will drive the successful execution of the company's Enterprise Content Compliance strategy and operations. Murgo brings more than 15 years of experience to his role, most recently as executive vice president and CFO of Acronis, a provider of scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, where he helped grow the company from $20M to $120M in revenue in just two and a half years. Prior to Acronis, he was executive vice president and CFO of Open Service, where he managed finance, business and corporate development, and channel sales. Previous to Open Service, Murgo held a variety of executive management roles including CFO of Dirig Software, CEO of Process Software and CFO/COO of HPSC. He is a graduate of Bentley University and is a licensed CPA.

Jawahar Tembulkar will serve as vice president of engineering. He joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, building and leading global multi-functional teams to deliver complex products and systems. Most recently, he was director of software at EMC Corporation, where he was responsible for system management and monitoring tools for EMC's flagship NAS product, Celerra. Prior to EMC, Tembulkar was vice president of software at adAlive. He also served as vice president of applications software at Parametric Technology Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a master's degree from North Carolina State University.

Matthew Slough joins Virtify as general manager of its Philippines office. He has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and enhancing software solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he was director of the Offshore Recruiting Center at RCG Information Technology. Prior to that, he spent nine years as country manager/chief operating officer of IT Crossings in Manila. At LIDP Consulting, he was senior consultant/project manager, serving in a variety of technical and project management roles for clients throughout the U.S., including ING, Torchmarch and Western Southern Financial. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from DeVry University.

Virtify's new director of customer support, Peter Norton, comes from Genzyme Corporation, where he managed the introduction of the company's corporate-level product serialization program. Previously at GlaxoSmithKline's Consumer Health IT division, Norton managed vendor and client support services. Norton also spent a number of years in high tech establishing global support operations based upon ISO and ITIL standards. He holds a degree in telecommunications from Bromley Technical College for City and Guilds in the UK and a degree in business administration from Hesser College.

With more than 22 years of experience designing, developing, implementing and integrating enterprise systems for companies in a variety of industries, Paul Tecca joins Virtify as director, product management, SCM solutions. He spent the last nine years in a variety of product management and engineering roles at Perceptive Informatics, which provides clinical software solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to working at Perceptive, he was lead technical consultant at Collaborative Consulting, a senior developer at Lante Corporation, and a principal at CSC Consulting & Systems Integration. Tecca holds a bachelor's degree from Bryant College.

In addition, Virtify has hired Scott Venable, who joins as director of product implementation. He comes from Phase Forward, where he spent nearly a decade in a variety of roles, most recently as principal project manager in professional services supporting large pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Phase Forward, Venable worked at Open Market where he was project manager in professional services. He also worked in a variety of roles at Cabot Corporation. Venable received both a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in engineering from the University of Louisiana.

Virtify has also expanded its sales operations in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Jeffrey Tucker joins Virtify as senior director of sales, Midwest region. Tucker joins Virtify from Oracle Corporation's Health Sciences Global Business Unit through the acquisition of Relsys International where he had global responsibility for several large pharmaceutical and device companies. He has also worked at SAS Institute where he was a member of the Health and Life Sciences Global Business unit, at EMC where he managed the St. Louis office, and at ADP where he was a key account executive. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Central Missouri and an MBA from Lindenwood College.  

Scott Howington joins Virtify as senior director of sales, Mid-Atlantic. He comes from Systech, an enterprise solutions software company where he spent nine years as a global account executive specializing in enterprise clinical trial management software and outsourcing. Prior to Systech, Howington worked in sales at Videojet/Marconi Data Systems, Teem Sprinkler Company and Harris/3M Document Products. He holds a bachelor's degree from High Point College.

About Virtify

Virtify is the market leader in Enterprise Content Compliance software solutions for life sciences. Organizations rely on Virtify solutions to reduce time-to-market, risk, and cost by managing and automating the complex regulatory compliance and content exchange requirements throughout the product life cycle. Virtify's easy-to-use software suite is the industry's only solution to provide a secure, collaborative web-based environment for managing regulated content throughout the entire continuum – from pre-clinical through product registration to commercialization. The company plays a leadership role in the development of global regulatory standards and is an active participant in a variety of standards committees. Virtify's software products combined with comprehensive professional services and deep domain expertise enhance quality and compliance for some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Located on the Web at

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