Rainmaker Appoints Donald J. Massaro as President and CEO
Mr. Massaro Brings Over 30 Years of Success Building and Managing
Both Public and Privately-Held Technology Companies
CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today
announced the appointment of Donald J. Massaro as President and Chief
Executive Officer, and member of the company's Board of Directors
effective December 11, 2012.
Mr. Massaro is a renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and leader,
with a long track record of successfully leading cutting-edge
technology-based companies and bringing innovative products to
market. Mr. Massaro has been a founder and CEO of six Silicon Valley
technology companies including Reconnex, Yotta Navigation, Silicon
Gaming, Inversion Development Corp, Metaphor Computer Systems and
Shugart. For the last six years, Massaro held the position of CEO of
Sendmail, a leader in messaging infrastructure serving the world's
largest corporations. In the early 80s Massaro was a Xerox Corporate
Vice President and President of the Office Products Division where he
led the commercialization of technologies developed at Xerox's famed
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
"Don brings a proven track record of leadership and innovation," said
Rainmaker Chairman Mitchell Levy. "The Board is excited by Don's
strong leadership, team building, and operational capabilities. We
are confident that he will enable Rainmaker to realize the full
potential of our innovative technologies and maximize return to our
"Rainmaker has developed the next generation e-Commerce platform and
has successfully secured relationships with some of the top Fortune
500 Enterprise Companies. I was attracted to Rainmaker by the growth
potential and the opportunity to establish Rainmaker as the leader in
global cloud e-Commerce. My immediate focus will be to get to know
the products and the markets that we serve, and to develop the
strategy and tactics needed to achieve rapid growth and market
leadership," said Donald Massaro.
Mr. Massaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical
engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received a Master
of Science degree in mechanical engineer
ing from Northwestern
University. In addition, Massaro was a PhD engineering candidate at
the University of California at Berkeley. Massaro currently is on the
Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum, on the Engineering
Council for the University of Notre Dame, and remains in his role as
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yotta Navigation, which
develops personal navigation device technologies for the U.S.
Government, using the latest advances in sensors, signal processing,
and machine learning.
Rainmaker is an e-Commerce software company that helps multi-national
companies address the B2B market by maximizing sales revenue for
their products and services. The Rainmaker e-Commerce platform can be
enhanced with Rainmaker customer assist agents to maximize revenue
and customer satisfaction through the entire customer life cycle.
For more information, visit www.rainmakersystems.com or call
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Chief Financial Officer
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
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