285 — KANA announces appointment of Jonh Huyett as Chief Financial Officer

Jul 9, 2002 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

Industry Veteran to Build on Strong Financial Position as KANA Moves to Expand Leadership in eCRM Market.logokana

KANA(NASDAQ: KANA), the leading provider of external-facing eCRM solutions, announced in June 7 that John Huyett has been named Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of KANA.

Mr. Huyett is a seasoned software executive with more than 25 years of financial, high technology and strategic management experience.

“I am very excited that KANA was able to attract someone of John’s calibre and experience. He will be an invaluable addition to our executive staff at KANA,” said Chuck Bay, president and CEO of KANA.

“I looked at several software organisations and chose KANA because it’s a stable, well-run and innovative organisation which I am honored to be part of,” said Mr. Huyett. “Last October, KANA set an extremely aggressive financial plan to become the first post-bubble eCRM company to be profitable, and they did.”

Mr. Huyett added, “I am confident my background and broad business experience provide me with the skills necessary to lead KANA to a strong financial future and continued leadership in the eCRM market.”

Prior to joining KANA, Mr. Huyett was CEO of Clickmarks, where he was responsible for company strategy, financial operations and executive management. Mr. Huyett previously held the CFO and subsequently the CEO position at Magellan Corporation, a leading provider of satellite access products.

At Magellan, he led a successful company turnaround, increasing revenues by more than 45 percent and guiding the company to a cash-flow positive position. He also served as CFO of Avant Corporation, where he led all finance and administration efforts as the company moved through a series of acquisitions and a successful initial public offering. During his tenure at Avant!, company revenues increased from $3.6 million to bookings of nearly $350 million.

Mr. Huyett started his career at KPMG, where in an 18-year tenure, he rose to partner and led the firm’s Carolinas high-technology practice.


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