Thunderhead CEO is Named Technology CEO of the Year Finalist for the UK Technology Innovation and Growth 2007 Awards



    LONDON, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Thunderhead, the leading provider of enterprise
communications technology, today announced that its CEO, Glen Manchester, has
been selected as a finalist for the Technology CEO of the Year - Private Firm
Award category at the 2007 UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards. The award
winners will be announced at the ninth annual UK Technology Innovation &
Growth Awards ceremony and dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on
March 13th.
    The UK Technology Innovation and Growth 2007 Awards recognise those
individuals and organisations that drive the success of the UK's fastest
growing technology companies. The winners have gone through an exhaustive
process of investigation by an esteemed panel of judges and, over last eight
years, these awards have become one of the most coveted accolades within the
industry. The Technology CEO of the Year - Private Firm Award recognises a CEO
who has shown exceptional leadership and been instrumental in transforming or
driving the business forward. This award seeks to recognise an individual who
displays strategic vision, inspirational leadership and a real instinct for
the business, its market and growth opportunities.
    Founded by Manchester in 2001, UK-based Thunderhead enables
industry-leading organisations, such as Morgan Stanley, Alliance & Leicester,
BUPA, UBS and Lehman Brothers to bring greater automation and control to their
business communications processes. Thunderhead's software reduces the cost,
risk, and time associated with creating and maintaining both batch
transactional documentation and ad hoc correspondence on an enterprise scale.
    Manchester is widely recognised as one of the pioneers in the global
document generation marketplace having previously founded Geneva Digital, his
first foray into developing a new generation of document solutions for the
Financial Services sector. Geneva Digital saw eight successful and profitable
years before it was acquired by Canada-based public company, Xenos
Corporation. Glen subsequently served as CEO of Xenos before returning to the
UK to found Thunderhead, which has realized 100 percent year-on-year revenue
growth and strong profitability since the launch of its first commercial
product in 2003.
    "I am delighted to be nominated for this award and very fortunate to be
supported by an exceptional management team," said Glen Manchester, CEO of
Thunderhead.
    "Being recognized by UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards is a great
start to the year as we continue to lead the enterprise communications market
with ambitious plans to scale our operations worldwide in 2007."
    For more information on the UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards,
please visit http://etf.cnetnetworks.co.uk/ig07/awards-about.htm

    About The UK Technology Innovation & Growth Forum

    The UK Technology Innovation & Growth Forum 2007 champions the
development of the country's most innovative and dynamic technology companies.
Since the forum's inception in 1999, we are proud to have showcased over 500
emerging technology companies, introducing some of Britain's top entrepreneurs
to the UK marketplace.
    With the continued expansion in the delivery of enterprise IT, mobile
communications and web 2.0, the forum has now outgrown its original venue and
we look forward to welcoming you to the London Hilton on Park Lane. The forum
comprises of three core elements: a two-day conference; the annual awards
evening; and a designated showcase area, with exhibition and presenting
companies in attendance.
    For more information please visit
    http://etf.cnetnetworks.co.uk/ig07/index.htm

    About Thunderhead

    Thunderhead is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for the
creation and management of multi-channel business communications.
    The Thunderhead platform allows business users to manage the production
of both personalised and transaction-driven communications which may be
delivered by any number of media channels, including print, fax, web, email,
SMS and industry-specific XML schemas.
    Thunderhead's unique combination of business-user-centric design; an
open, standards-based core; and broad enterprise capabilities has enabled it
to quickly become the market leader. Thunderhead numbers many of the world's
leading financial services organisations as its customers, and services its
rapidly expanding customer base from offices in North America, Europe and Asia
Pacific.
    For further information please visit www.thunderhead.com




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For further information: Press Contact: Nick Dillon, AxiCom (for
Thunderhead), Tel: +44-(0)20-8392-4060, Email: thunderhead@axicom.com

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