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Progress Appoints Melissa Cruz CFO

Progress Software has announced the appointment of Melissa Cruz to serve as its senior vice president, Finance & Administration and chief financial officer (CFO), effective today.  As CFO, Cruz will be a member of the company's executive leadership team, reporting to Jay H. Bhatt, president and chief executive officer, and will oversee the company’s global finance and accounting operations.

Cruz is a 28-year veteran of the technology industry with executive leadership and international experience across finance, human resources, IT and other shared services for publicly-traded software and service companies. Prior to joining Progress, she served as CFO at several fast growing, profitable software companies, including Picis, a leading provider of Healthcare software solutions which was acquired by UnitedHealth; BladeLogic, a market leader in data center automation; and Concord Communications, a provider of network security software.  She began her career at Digital Equipment and earned her B.S . in Finance from Boston College and a M.S. in Management from Lesley University.

"We are thrilled to add Melissa’s financial acumen and strategic thinking to the company's executive team," said Bhatt. "She brings an impressive mix of leadership, financial management skills, and broad software and operational knowledge and experience that will be invaluable as we continue to transform the company into a leader in the Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) space."


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