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Richard Muirhead Joins Evolven’s Advisory Board  

Oct. 24, 2010
JERSEY CITY, NJ (Oct 21, 2010) – Evolven Software Inc., the pioneer of Granular Configuration Automation solutions, announces that Richard Muirhead, a respected IT industry innovator, is joining the Advisory Board.

Since 1995, Richard Muirhead has been involved in starting, funding, building and finding long-term homes for innovative software and internet businesses. In 2002, he established Tideway, focusing on the discovery of configuration items across disparate technology layers. Tideway was considered an industry expert in providing model driven management solutions to help IT managers effortlessly manage their IT operations. It was sold to BMC Software in 2009, making Tideway’s Foundation software a key strategic platform for BMC. Tideway’s hundreds of clients included JPMorganChase, Avis, CarphoneWarehouse, Wachovia and BT and numerous other Fortune 500 companies that use Foundation to automate and remove risk from their IT infrastructure.

While still in his early 20s, Richard Muirhead and his brother, Charlie, created the software company Orchestream. In the space of five years it went from angel funding of £20,000 to a dual listing on NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange, with a market cap of over £1 billion. Its products are successfully marketed today by Oracle.

“My focus has been all about making IT management more of an asset to the business: more proactive and efficient.” says Richard Muirhead, “With the opportunites of virtualisation and cloud, innovation in key areas of IT management is more essential than ever. Evolven’s focus on what’s happening at the granular configuration level is a central piece of the IT performance puzzle.”

“We are excited to have Richard join our team,” says Sasha Gilenson, Evolven’s CEO. “An accomplished and innovative entrepreneur, Richard has been a visionary and brings unique insight that will contribute to cultivating our vision and further the development of our Granular Configuration Automation solution."

Evolven Comparison is a Granular Configuration Automation solution that allows IT organizations to compare their complicated IT environments with a historical snapshot or golden baseline for analyzing changes and differences with a focus on criticality as well as impact. The comparison results are presented visually for fast and easy analysis, turning IT environment comparisons into actionable information that support decision making.

Prior to establishing Tideway Systems, Richard was co-founding officer and member of the executive management team at Orchestream (Formerly LSE and NASDAQ listed, acquired by Metasolv NASDAQ:MSLV), a leader in telecommunications service activation and assurance. In this role he was responsible for the strategic focus and the recruitment drive that took Orchestream to its IPO in 2000. Previously, Richard was a senior consultant at Monitor Company, the strategy consulting firm founded by Michael Porter, where he helped establish the Moscow office. He is Chairman of the live entertainment ticket search site,Tixdaq and has also been involved, in a non-executive capacity, in the founding and development of Nexagent (sold to EDS) and Sportev (sold to the Press Association). Richard has been involved in a number of speaking opportunities including: DataCenter Ventures, TeleManagement World, Next Generation Networks, Supercomm and Networld+Interop. He is a member of the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring, and has participated in the Policy-Based Management working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and TeleManagement Forum (TMF). Richard holds an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK.
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