SumTotal Systems Names Paul Pearce as Vice President of Global Alliances and Field Enablement

Mountain View, Calif., August 16, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that Paul Pearce has been named Vice President of Global Alliances and Field Enablement. In this new position, Pearce will be charged with extending the company’s world class partner and alliances organization, driving revenue as well as ensuring customer satisfaction and retention through strategic relationships.

With over a decade of experience at SumTotal Systems, Pearce brings an extensive background into the role through work with some of the world’s largest companies to map talent based solutions to unique business practices. Since 2004, Pearce has led the company’s technical sales team, and in 2009 he spearheaded the company’s Field Enablement initiatives. His experience and vertical knowledge will serve to drive value to SumTotal’s partners while servicing SumTotal’s extended customer base.

“SumTotal remains dedicated to strengthening our relationship with and providing strategic advantages to existing and prospective partners and, by extension, current and new customers,” said John Borgerding, President of SumTotal Systems. “Paul’s tenure at SumTotal coupled with his dedication to ensuring satisfaction amongst not just our partners, but our customers as well, make him ideal as the company’s new VP of Global Alliances and Field Enablement.”

Before joining SumTotal Systems more than a decade ago, Pearce worked in sales and in lead positions as a technical and business consultant helping provide companies with technology solutions at both Vantive and Peoplesoft. Prior to that, he directed marketing operations for DC Systems, Inc.

“Over the past 10 years, I’ve been privileged to work with the fantastic team at SumTotal to help grow the company into a leader in the HR technology market,” said Pearce. “I am very excited to continue this tradition through my role in expanding the company’s strategic partner program.”

About SumTotal Systems, Inc.
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proven talent development solutions that automate and integrate learning, performance, and compensation management to drive business results on a daily basis. Our solutions strengthen and develop employee skills to accelerate time-to-market, close skill gaps, and reduce the risk of business disruptions. With more than 1,600 customers and 18 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance at some of the world’s best-known companies, organizations and government agencies. Our category leadership and applied insight help us understand the critical success factors for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit

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