This excerpt taken from the ARBA 8-K filed Jul 31, 2008.
Ariba Names Harriet Edelman to Board of Directors
Former Avon Products CIO to help advance companys technology vision, strategy and leadership position
SUNNYVALE, Calif. July 31, 2008 Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the leading spend management solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Harriet Edelman to its board of directors.
Having a strong board of directors with a diverse range of experience has always been a priority for Ariba, said Bob Calderoni, Chairman and CEO, Ariba. Harriet has a keen understanding of technology strategy, marketing and supply chain management which will prove invaluable as we continue to expand our business globally to meet our long-term growth objectives.
During a career that spanned more than 25 years at Avon Products, Inc., Edelman served in key leadership positions, including her most recent post as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer responsible for Avons information technology strategy and global operations. Previously, she held executive roles in marketing, supply chain management, sales, customer service, planning and information technology, with domestic and international responsibilities.
Im very pleased to be joining Aribas board of directors at such an exciting time in the companys evolution, Edelman said. Ariba has successfully transformed its business model and assumed the leadership position in the spend management space. I look forward to leveraging my experience in driving global technology strategies and organizations to help the company accomplish its growth targets.
Edelman holds a masters of business administration from Fordham Universitys Graduate School of Business and a bachelors degree from Bucknell University. In addition to Ariba, she also serves on the board of directors of Brinker International, Inc., one of the worlds leading casual dining restaurant companies and Cryptek, a provider of secure information sharing and emanation security products.