SAN JOSE, CA – September 10, 2013 – Lavante, the leading provider of cloud-based supplier information management (SIM) and audit recovery software for Fortune 1000 companies, announced today that Derek Anderson has joined as VP Product Management.  With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Anderson will lead product strategy, technical partnerships and customer experience in this role.

“Derek has an incredible track record of strategic thinking and product innovation,” said Sam Klepper, CEO and President of Lavante. “He will provide immediate impact to the business in multiple areas.”

Mr. Anderson has held several executive positions with enterprise software-as-a-service firms, including having been the Co-Founder of VirtualPremise (acquired by CoStar Group), CEO of WorkplaceIQ (acquired by Siterra), head of product management at Skire (acquired by Oracle) and most recently served as VP of Marketing and Product Management at Redwood Systems (acquired by CommScope).  In these roles he has defined, built and implemented tools that many Fortune 1000 firms use to account for their capital project, facilities and real estate related expenses.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a market leader that is revolutionizing the supplier information management space,” said Anderson. “The development of the Lavante Connect™ platform and continued innovation of its SIM and Recovery products demonstrate a commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions that address the challenges of managing a large supplier base.”

Derek has a B.A. in Business Administration from Georgia State University, a M.S. in Strategic Management from Indiana University and a M.S. in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.