Makana Solutions Names Mark Van Dine VP of Products


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Provider of On-Demand Self-Service Sales Compensation
Planning Software Adds Veteran Product Development Executive

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts–April 2, 2008–Makana Solutions Inc. today announced the appointment of Mark Van Dine to vice president of products. Van Dine, a development management executive with 20 years’ experience delivering market-leading applications, will be responsible for worldwide product delivery.

Makana Motivator[SM] sales incentive compensation software is used by sales and finance executives to easily build and distribute effective sales compensation plans. With best-practice advice built in, Motivator streamlines sales comp plan design, eases the accurate modeling of sales incentive costs, and generates clear, concise, individualized sales compensation plans.

“Mark has extensive experience in delivering world-class online solutions” said Elizabeth Cobb, chairman and CEO. “Mark’s successful experience with widely adopted on-demand services at Fidelity Investments, Lotus Development, and One Source Information Services will enable Makana to rapidly expand on the value we provide our growing customer base by helping them to motivate the right employee behavior.”

Van Dine joins Makana from Fidelity Investments, the leading international provider of financial services and investment resources, where he managed product development efforts in the Electronic Brokerage Services Division, processing hundreds of thousands transactions daily. Prior to Fidelity, Mark served as VP of technology at One Source Information Services, a leading source for global business information covering 100,000 companies worldwide. Van Dine led product efforts during a successful public offering and built Business Browser[TM] into an award-winning web service for 160,000 subscribers, meeting one million report requests per month. Prior to One Source, Van Dine was a senior consultant in the Lotus Consulting Services Group, where he managed large consulting engagements with top-tier clients.

“I am convinced that Makana Solutions’ self-service, on-demand approach is a winning one, so I voted with my feet by coming here to join the Makana team,” said Mark Van Dine. “Makana Motivator is state of the art in its graphical implementation on an open source, SaaS platform, and I am very excited to help build on the great, innovative customer value delivered by the product team thus far.”

About Makana Solutions

Makana Solutions’ on-demand self-service software helps companies design compensation plans, model costs, and communicate individual plans. Effective sales incentive plans support company goals and help teams pull together to achieve them. Makana Motivator is the industry’s first on-demand solution designed specifically for easy, effective sales compensation planning. For more information, for a free trial, or to subscribe to Makana Motivator, visit

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