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[February 14, 2013]

Employee and Customer Experience Experts Added to Saama's Executive Team

CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Saama Technologies, a leading pure-play business analytics solutions and services company, today announced the promotion of Rajeev Dadia to Chief Customer Officer and the hiring of Maya Marcus as Chief People Officer. Both Dadia and Marcus will play key roles in forming corporate strategy as part of the executive management team and will strengthen Saama's growth objectives and plans for transforming its services and solutions business focused on big data, predictive analytics and data management solutions market segments.

"It is a pleasure to announce the promotion of one of our most tenured employees along with the newest member of our executive team," said Suresh Katta, CEO of Saama. "Both Rajeev and Maya will greatly contribute to the value of the company and deliver the highest standards of customer and employee care in the industry."

In his new role, Dadia will be responsible for delivery excellence and creating customer strategy at the highest levels of the company to maximize customer acquisition, retention and profitability. Most recently as Saama's General Manager, Dadia was instrumental in scaling the operational model, creating best practices of customer engagement, and forming incentive structure and other required infrastructural pieces for the successful execution of current business and future growth. As an active practitioner in the data and analytics field for over 20 years, Dadia has created data and analytics strategies for large organizations and managed large-scale deployments of big data, data warehousing, analytics and applied data mining/predictive analytics sytems in diverse business environments.

"For the long tenured employees at Saama, like Rajeev, it has been a privilege to continuously work with the management team to find the right intersection of organization needs and the employee's evolving strengths," said Katta. "I am excited to see Rajeev taking up a position where he will be able to leverage his excellent understanding of Saama's culture and operations towards the customer success and employee development; I have always considered these as the two most foundational aspects of Saama's ongoing growth."

Marcus has been chartered to help the company continue to evolve its superior work environment and culture. She will have global responsibility for all human resource functions and will take the lead in overseeing talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, and employee development programs. Prior to joining Saama, Marcus spent nearly 10 years at NVIDIA (News - Alert) in a number of roles including providing human resources leadership to 1500 employees in 17 countries, developing innovative employee initiatives and communications and assisting with the company's growth through acquisitions and workforce planning.

"The company culture, the executive team and the tremendous growth opportunity within an established company make this an ideal organization to work for," observed Marcus. "It is a very exciting time to join the company and I'm looking forward to contributing to its future success."

"Changes keep things fresh - it brings a new sense of purpose and energy to the table," added Rajeev Dadia. "It goes to show Saama's strength to be able to find new challenges and opportunities for long-term Saamaites. I look forward to working with the team to ensure Saama's continuous growth and evolution."

The hiring of Marcus and promotion of Dadia to Suresh Katta's executive staff continues the momentum from November announcements that included seasoned executive Todd Johnson had joined the company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for Saama's worldwide sales, marketing and services operations, Vasant Shetty as Vice President and head of India operations, and the promotion of Sandip Dadkar to Vice President of Finance. Saama is adding other key roles in the US and in India; they can be viewed on Saama's website at http://www.saama.com/.

About Saama Technologies, Inc.:

Saama Technologies is one of the largest pure-play business analytics solution and services company in the industry. Based in Campbell, CA (News - Alert), Saama has over 15 years of history in implementing business analytics, big data, predictive analytics and data management solutions for global clients in industries such as Life Sciences, Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, High Technology, Media and Public sector. Saama serves these clients from its offices in US, Europe and India. Please visit www.saama.com.


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