SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2013) -  Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of software that accelerates sales cycles and streamlines contract processes, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Blaine Mathieu as President, CEO and member of the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"Blaine's long, varied, and successful experience in the enterprise and SaaS software space, reflects precisely the key set of skills we were seeking during our search for a CEO," said Michael Brodsky, who will turn over his current duties as Interim CEO and serve as Executive Chairman. "He not only has a track record of envisioning winning products and market strategies, but his deep operational experience across virtually all functions of a B2B software business will ensure Selectica can powerfully execute on its vision. I am excited to have Blaine spearhead the Company's new management team, as we deliver on our mission to improve the effectiveness of our customers' sales and contracting processes while simultaneously embracing a customer-first philosophy."

Since founding his first enterprise software company while still in his teens, Mathieu brings to Selectica more than 25 years of management experience in sales and marketing, product, operations, business development and acquisitions. Formerly, he was chief products officer at Mindjet, where he led go-to-market and product planning for the company's transition to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. Prior to Mindjet, he served as chief marketing officer at Lyris, an innovative provider of SaaS, integrated marketing automation solutions.

"Selectica's powerful core technologies position it well to seize the massive opportunities in the growing configure price quote (CPQ) and contract lifecycle management (CLM) spaces," said Mathieu. "I look forward to working with both the management team and our customers in applying industry best-practices to ensure that both Selectica, and our clients, realize their full potential."

Prior to Lyris, Mathieu was general manager for digital media at Corel Corporation and, previously, he worked in research and planning at Adobe Systems and as a senior analyst at Gartner. Mathieu holds an M.B.A. degree in Strategy from Athabasca University in Canada and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Alberta.

About Selectica, Inc.
Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC) develops innovative software that the world's most successful companies rely on to improve the effectiveness of their sales and contracting processes. Our guided selling, sales configuration, and contract lifecycle management solutions support the Global 2000 and growing mid-size firms in closing billions of dollars' worth of business each year. Our patented technology, delivered through the cloud, makes it easy for customers in industries like high-tech, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and government contracting to overcome product and channel complexity, increase deal value, and accelerate time to revenue.

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