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Confio Software Announces New Leadership

Charlie Sander passes CEO role to Matt Larson

March 16, 2010 - Boulder, CO - Confio Software, a leading provider of database performance monitoring and analysis software, announced that Matt Larson, Confio's Founder and CTO, has been named Chief Executive Officer. Charlie Sander, Confio's former CEO and lead investor, will remain involved in company operations as Chairman.

Sander, a 30 year computer industry veteran, took the Confio helm in March of 2004 coincident with the company's first round of funding. "I've always believed it would be a great story if I were able to hand the baton back to Matt one day," says Sander. "The surge in growth we've experienced over the past year combined with Matt's readiness for the job convinced me that the day had come."

Confio released Ignite 8, on March 2, 2010. This latest version represents the greatest product expansion in Ignite history. Ignite 8 captures both conventional health statistics as well as response-time data and correlates the information to deliver unmatched insight on database performance.

The Ignite 8 release, combined with last year's expansion from Oracle into the SQL Server, Sybase and DB2 markets, have set the course for Confio's growth.

"Confio has experienced six years of sustained growth," says Matt Larson. "We will use this foundation to help build the next generation of database performance tools and accelerate Confio's adoption with Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and Sybase users."

Prior to his role as CTO and now CEO of Confio, Mr. Larson helped found an oil and gas technology company, where in the span of a year, the company grew from four employees to over two hundred employees while raising over $110 million in venture capital. Mr. Larson is an international speaker on topics related to database technology and has co-author five books covering Oracle and SQL Server database administration. Mr. Larson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado where he graduated 1st in his class.

About Confio Software

Confio Software develops database performance solutions that improve service and reduce the cost of operating databases and the applications that depend on them. Confio is known as the leading database monitoring innovator using response-time analysis, which focuses on improving response-time so users do not wait on their IT systems. Since the company's founding in 2002, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit