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Pilgrim Software Appoints Ronald Kozlin as Chief Financial Officer

3/23/2012 11:46:27 AM

Tampa, FL – March 23, 2012 -- Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ERCQM) 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 with 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 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, 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.

About Pilgrim Software, Inc.

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 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 For more information on Pilgrim Software, visit Pilgrim Software’s website at

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