August 7, 2012 – Natick, Mass. – Centage™ Corp., the leading provider of budgeting and planning software (Budget Maestro™) to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced the addition of two executive team members, Michael Souza, director of sales, and Mary Bruce, director of product engineering.
Michael Souza has 20 years of experience in direct and channel sales management and brings strategic vision, leadership and the proven ability to drive sales growth to his position as director of sales at Centage. Most recently, Mr. Souza served as vice president of sales at HiveFire, an early stage SaaS provider, responsible for building direct and channel revenue streams. Prior to that, he served as vice president of sales and media at Pangea Media, a fast-growing technology company focused on innovative marketing platforms, where he was responsible for business development, sales and media buying operations. He also served as vice president of sales at ZoomInfo, where he was a part of a leadership team that directed the company to award winning year-over-year growth in revenue and profits. In six years, he helped bring ZoomInfo from under $1 million in sales, with 3 sales reps, to nearly $20 million in sales with a sales department of over 30. Prior to that, Mr. Souza was at Lycos, where he held an international sales director role. Mr. Souza holds a Bachelors degree in business management from Ithaca College.
Mary Bruce has more than 20 years experience in software engineering with a concentration in software lifecycle quality management. Prior to joining Centage, Mary held positions as senior manager, software delivery assurance at American Student Assistance and principal consultant in the CIO Advisory Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was also vice president of IT at Houghton Mifflin Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and has both PMP and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.
Barry Clapp, president and chief operating officer, Centage Corporation remarked, “We are very excited that these talented individuals have joined Centage as we position ourselves for rapid growth. Our market is large and ostensibly untapped. Mary will prioritize and deliver a roadmap of valuable functionality to further help our customers to manage their businesses. And, Mike will manage the burgeoning demand that we are experiencing in our pipeline. They have the high-level leadership, experience and expertise we need to contribute to the company’s vision for innovation and extreme customer satisfaction.