Skywire Names Schultz as CIO

February 5, 2004

Frisco, Texas-Skywire Software, which counts among its customers leading insurance carriers and MGAs throughout the U.S., recently promoted Karl Schultz to the position of chief information officer. He most recently served on the company’s senior vice president, Software Development.

In his new position Schultz will be responsible for leading the development of the company’s products, delivering on successful customer engagements, and overseeing the company’s information technology operations.

“Karl has a strong track record in application development, consulting, and project management, as well as a strong commitment to building customers for life,”said Patrick Brandt, CEO of Skywire Software. “Skywire Software is on track to achieve its goal of becoming a $100 million company by 2006 through both organic growth and acquisitions. Karl’s leadership and experience make him the right person to lead Skywire Software’s development team as we continue to grow the company and to deliver products that have an immediate and positive impact on the operations and financial performance of our customers.”

Schultz joined Skywire Software in March 2003 following the company’s acquisition of Attenza, a leading provider of Web-based customer support and knowledge management software. At Attenza, Schultz served as the chief technology officer where he was responsible for leading the design and development of the Answer Suite product that is being used today by industry leaders like Dell, BMC Software, and Aon Corporation. Previously, Schultz was a technology manager for Tactica (now Hitachi Consulting) and worked in the health care, travel, and financial services industries on a variety of large-scale enterprise software systems.

Schultz can be reached via e-mail at

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