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Citrix Senior Fellow Brad Pedersen Joins SunView Technical Advisory Board

Industry Luminary to Help Guide SunView’s ITSM Product Vision

TAMPA – October 10, 2012 — SunView Software Inc., one of the fastest growing providers of IT service management software, today announced the appointment of Brad Pedersen to SunView’s Technical Advisory Board. Pedersen will provide SunView’s executive and technical teams with strategic counsel to further advance the company’s product vision.

Pedersen is currently Vice President and Chief Architect at Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS). Starting as a product architect in 1989, Pedersen was one of Citrix’s founding employees. Today with more than 7,500 employees and $2.6 billion in annual revenues, Citrix has become one of the most successful enterprise software companies in the world.

Pedersen’s key accomplishments include:

  • Holding 31 issued US patents, including several on the design of the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol.
  • Overseeing the architecture and design of Citrix technology, including ICA, XenApp and XenDesktop.
  • Being the first named Citrix Fellow.
  • Awarded the TechAmerica Florida Abacus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Before Citrix, Pedersen was a senior architect at IBM, and prior to that, he worked for Harris Computer Systems as a senior engineer. Pedersen earned his Bachelor of Computer Science degree at the University of Minnesota in 1982.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Brad Pedersen to our Technical Advisory Board,” said Seng Sun, CEO of SunView Software, who was also part of the original Citrix engineering team. “Brad has been a longtime friend and I’m very glad to be working together again in an official capacity.”

SunView ChangeGear continues to gain business momentum. Since the initial release of ChangeGear in 2003, SunView has continually increased its customer base, exceeding 400 enterprise deployments. The growth also fueled a 40% jump in year-over-year revenue in Q3 2012. The company attributes growth and increasing momentum to SunView ChangeGear‘s “ITIL-as-a-Service” model which enables rapid adoption of IT best practices without requiring ITIL expertise.

About SunView Software
Founded in 2003, SunView Software is a leading provider of IT service management software that enables companies to better track, manage, and control IT services across the enterprise. SunView ChangeGear 5.0 features built-in ITIL service workflows enabling organizations to leverage IT industry best practices regardless of ITIL expertise. This “ITIL-as-a-Service” approach emphasizes flexible and rapid deployment options allowing companies to deliver cost-effective IT services, gain greater visibility into their IT infrastructure, increase security, eliminate system downtime, and ensure regulatory compliance.

SunView Software is a privately held company based in Tampa, Florida.
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