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  • Sparta Systems Names Enterprise Software Veteran Eileen Martinson as Chief Executive Officer

    Senior Executive Joins Sparta Systems to Continue the Company’s Momentum Following Three Consecutive Record Quarters  

    HOLMDEL, N.J. – July 19, 2011 Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise® quality management software and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, today announced that Eileen Martinson (formerly McPartland) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years of experience driving professional services, sales and operations at global industry leaders such as SAP America, Oracle, Misys and Siebel, Martinson has a long-standing record of developing global business strategies and directing the worldwide growth of enterprise technology companies.  She succeeds James E. McGowan as the company’s CEO. 

    Prior to joining Sparta Systems, Martinson was Chief Operating Officer of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), a leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for the healthcare industry. While at Allscripts, she managed more than 4,000 global associates, $1 billion in annual revenue and a vast product portfolio, and was instrumental in completing its $1.3 billion merger with Eclipsys Corporation, expanding the company’s healthcare solutions to address the hospital marketplace.  

    Sparta Systems has a strong reputation for providing companies in highly regulated industries with solutions that meet their quality and compliance needs, while adding efficiency and effectiveness to critical business processes,” said Martinson. “With a strong foundation in place and significant potential for growth, I look forward to working with the Sparta Systems team, customers and partners to enter the next phase of expansion as we pursue new opportunities in both existing and emerging markets. 

    Martinson was previously Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services at Misys plc and Senior Vice President at Oracle Consulting. Prior to these global leadership positions she served as Senior Vice President of Global Services at Siebel, Executive Vice President for Global Product Solutions and Delivery at Ariba, Senior Vice President of Research at Gartner and Executive Vice President at SAP America. 

    We are pleased to welcome Eileen Martinson to Sparta Systems and are confident that her qualifications and experience will help deliver additional customer value while continuing to drive growth in the business,” said Daniel G. Tully, Managing Director, Altaris Capital Partners LLC. “We would also like to thank James E. McGowan for his tremendous contribution to Sparta Systems and the significant role he played in the company’s growth. 

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    About Sparta Systems

    Founded in 1994, Sparta Systems is the world’s premier provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. We offer the solutions, analytics, and expertise that speed up quality and compliance. Our solutions help to lower risk, increase efficiency, and keep consumers safe while allowing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to collaborate in a seamless and integrated environment. Sparta is privately owned and headquartered in Hamilton N.J, with offices across Europe and Asia. We support close to 1 million users across 700+ implementations, in more than 30 countries. Companies in life sciences, consumer products, discrete manufacturing and more, rely on Sparta.

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