|[March 23, 2012]
Pilgrim Software Appoints Ronald Kozlin as Chief Financial Officer
TAMPA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk,
software solutions, today announced the appointment of Ron
Kozlin to Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2012.
Kozlin, a seasoned financial executive, will provide strategic
leadership at Pilgrim and as CFO will oversee all financial aspects of
Pilgrim in conjunction wih Pilgrim's growth objectives including
business plans, budgets, financial reporting, analysis and planning,
accounting, and legal and contracts.
Kozlin brings to Pilgrim extensive senior-level domestic and
international financial leadership, including specific experience in the
software and technology industries.
"This appointment is integral to Pilgrim's strategic initiative to
ensure its continuing leadership in delivering world-class products and
services," said Thierry Durand, Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim
Software. "In joining the company's executive leadership team, Ron will
play a key role in determining and delivering on the strategy of the
business going forward.
"Throughout his career, Ron has consistently built value at the
companies he's served. He recognizes the tremendous opportunities in our
expanding business arena as well, and we're pleased to have him join
Pilgrim's executive leadership team."
Prior to joining Pilgrim, Kozlin was Chief Financial Officer of Fortress
Technologies, Inc., a leader in secure outdoor tactical wireless
communications for global defense, critical infrastructure and
enterprise users. Fortress Technologies was acquired by General Dynamics (News - Alert)
in 2011. He previously was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for
MarineMax, Inc., America's largest yacht and boat retailer,
headquartered in Clearwater, FL. He also served as Vice President,
Operations - Finance for ViryaNet (News - Alert), a leading mobile workforce management
software company; CFO of Utility Partners, Inc.; and, Assurance &
Business Advisory Manager for Arthur Andersen LLP.
"The opportunity at Pilgrim is a great fit with my recent experience at
Fortress Technologies, where I worked with the executive leadership team
and a private equity firm to successfully grow the business to the next
level," Kozlin said. "I'm thrilled to be a part of Pilgrim's growth and
its exciting path to success on a global stage."
Kozlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, with High Honors,
from the University of Florida, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk,
Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations.
Through its integrated platform, Pilgrim helps organizations manage
industry and regulatory compliance, address potential risks, reduce
manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction. Pilgrim has been
named by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) as North American Enterprise Compliance
& Quality Management Company of the Year - Best Practices and
winner of its Best-In-Class Customer Value Enhancement
Award in the Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management
Market for the Life Sciences Industry. Pilgrim is a portfolio company of
Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners LLC. For more
information about Riverside Partners, visit www.riversidepartners.com.
For more information on Pilgrim Software, visit Pilgrim Software's
website at www.pilgrimsoftware.com.
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