The CMO Club Appoints Karen Sage, CMO of SciQuest, President of Raleigh/Durham Chapter

Recently launched club chapter brings together regional CMOs to discuss current industry trends and share best practices

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--()--SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, today announced Karen Sage, chief marketing officer, has been named president of the new Raleigh/Durham chapter of The CMO Club. In this position, Sage will work closely with national representatives from The CMO Club along with other top marketing professionals from local businesses to launch and grow the local chapter.

“Every company in this region is not only producing great products, but also stellar marketing too. By launching this new CMO Club chapter, leaders from different industries can discuss trends, best practices and key learnings with other marketers, which will only help every company build a strong marketing department.”

The CMO Club is an exclusive professional global organization of over 800 CMOs that brings together top corporate marketing professionals from all industries at a local and national level. Through the club’s digital members only platform and CMO Club House, members are able to network with other marketing professionals from around the world, reference CMO curated educational materials on marketing trends and provide insights about beneficial strategies or tactics. Through the local chapter, members gather at monthly private dinners to discuss the biggest challenges they are currently facing, how they are addressing the changing market, and new techniques for analyzing and quantifying the results of marketing activities.

Sage, who was previously an active member of the CMO Club in Silicon Valley, holds 20+ years of experience in business-to-business marketing and communications. Prior to joining SciQuest in April, she served as vice president of marketing for the business innovation group from CA Technologies, a $4.5 billion security and technology management company. Her experiences leading growth also include multiple leadership roles during a 15-year stint at Cisco. Karen started her career having invented the NETSYS Performance tools at NETSYS Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco in 1996.

“Raleigh/Durham is a well-established home for a unique mix of research, technology and consumer brands,” said Sage. “Every company in this region is not only producing great products, but also stellar marketing too. By launching this new CMO Club chapter, leaders from different industries can discuss trends, best practices and key learnings with other marketers, which will only help every company build a strong marketing department.”

The Raleigh/Durham chapter of the CMO Club will host its kick-off dinner September 23rd. For more information on the Raleigh/Durham chapter of The CMO Club and the September dinner event, please contact Sage at karencmoclub@gmail.com. To learn more about the CMO Club and request membership, please visit www.thecmoclub.com.

About The CMO Club

The CMO Club (TheCMOClub.com) is the world's most engaged and inspired community of Senior Marketing Executives who help each other solve their biggest challenges, within a candid, trusted, and sharing environment. Collaboration fueled by inspiring events and within the members-only Digital Solutions Clubhouse raises the standard for what is required to be a successful Chief Marketing Officer. With more than 800 members and a no vendor selling policy, The CMO Club is the go-to center for today's Senior Marketer for peer-based personal and career success support. For more details on membership or becoming a thought leadership partner, please visit www.thecmoclub.com or call 323-388-8204.

About SciQuest

SciQuest (Nasdaq: SQI) spend management solutions enable procurement, sourcing and financial professionals to focus on strategic decisions that transform business processes. Our feature-rich products and expert services help hundreds of organizations, including leading global companies, drive bottom line results by improving, automating and optimizing their source-to-settle processes.

Learn more about our solutions and how we can help your organization turn spending into savings at http://www.sciquest.com.

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Any statements in this release that are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Certain of these risks are discussed in "Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors" and elsewhere in SciQuest's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports, as filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The company's SEC reports are available free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or on the company's website at http://www.sciquest.com. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and SciQuest undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.

Contacts

SciQuest Media contact:
SciQuest, Inc.
Roberta Patterson, 919-659-2230
rpatterson@sciquest.com
or
Edelman for SciQuest, Inc.
Megan Smith, 404-832-6776
Megan.Smith3@edelman.com
or
SciQuest Investor contact:
SciQuest, Inc.
Jamie Andelman, 919-659-2322
jandelman@sciquest.com

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