Serena Software Names Mike deFisser as Vice President of North American Sales & Service

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Apr 6, 2010 - Serena Software, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mike deFisser as Vice President of North American Sales & Service. Mr. deFisser reports directly to John Nugent, Serena's President and CEO.

Mr. deFisser has an outstanding history of proven sales performance, most recently as VMware's Vice President of Sales for the Western US. Earlier he had long and successful sales leadership stints with Veritas/Symantec and Hewlett-Packard. He began his career as an engineer with Hughes Aircraft. deFisser will be co-located in Phoenix, Arizona and at Serena's Redwood City world headquarters.

"Mike has a passion for sales people and the sales game," said John Nugent, Serena Software's CEO. "He is exactly the type of sales leader we need to help drive double-digit growth in North America this year and beyond. Plus, his focus on mutually beneficial customer relationships will provide outstanding leadership for our sales and service organization."

"Serena Software is terrifically well-positioned for major sales and service success," said Mike deFisser, VP of North America Sales & Service, Serena Software. "Important ALM and BPM solutions and a strong field team throughout North America prove this out. As importantly, Serena has the leadership, ownership and global resources to care for the most demanding customers in the world and to seize the opportunities that are before us."

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