Kyriba Bolsters North American Leadership Team

Press Release

San Diego, CA. October 4, 2011 – Kyriba Corporation, the global leader in cloud-based treasury automation solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of several new members to the North American senior management team in the areas of sales, marketing, client services and information systems.

Based in Kyriba’s New York City operations center, these appointments include:

  • Steve Bell – senior vice president of sales for North America
  • Steve DiLossi – vice president of client services for North America
  • Don Gerraputa – vice president of information systems for North America
  • Ellie Ardelean – director of interactive marketing

“To support the continued penetration of our treasury management solution in North America, Kyriba is committed to strengthening our roster of industry professionals. With the expansion of our senior leadership team, combined with recent additions to our Sales and Client Services team, Kyriba is poised for accelerated growth, to capitalize on our market-leading position and to expand our consulting and services offerings,” said Kal Bittianda, managing director, Kyriba – North America. “In the growing market of treasury management services, it is imperative that we invest in a team that can provide long-term stability and foster continued innovation.”

Steve Bell brings to Kyriba more than 25 years of professional sales experience and is responsible for driving new business revenue. Mr. Bell is responsible for leading, expanding and optimizing the field sales organization. Previously, Mr. Bell spent more than a dozen years in sales leadership roles with organizations such as CompuServe, where his efforts elevated the New York City sales team to the number one branch in the system, after just one year. As direct manager (Northeast) at Fiberlink, a SaaS-based innovator, Steve’s success elevated him to the position of vice president of global customer sales. During his tenure at Fiberlink, Mr. Bell’s business acumen and focused efforts helped to grow the company to $80MM in annual revenue.

As head of client services, Stephen DiLossi drives the implementation and support areas of Kyriba, as well as manages all client-facing delivery services in North America. Mr. DiLossi comes to Kyriba with 15 years of experience in general technology and business gained from several venture capital and private equity-backed software companies. Following active duty as an officer in the US Navy, Mr. DiLossi has held various operational and services management roles at well known organizations such as Siperian, Mantas, Netegrity and KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint).

Don Gerraputa comes to Kyriba as a seasoned professional with more than 20 years in financial, treasury and banking information technology. He is responsible for all aspects of Kyriba’s client technology infrastructure as well as internal information technology management. Mr. Gerraputa began his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust as a treasury software implementation specialist. He has also held IT project management positions with several large banks, including Chase, Fleet, Citibank, Bank of NY/Mellon, and Chemical. From managing technology infrastructure build projects to applications development initiatives, Mr. Gerraputa has delivered mission-critical solutions for multiple lines of business within each organization.

Ellie Ardelean joins Kyriba in a marketing capacity, managing various aspects of strategic and tactical marketing, facilitating communications between Kyriba and its clients and prospects in the online space (blog, website, newsletter communications, etc.). Ms. Ardelean has an extensive marketing experience, including SaaS software platforms and transaction compliance services in the banking and finance sectors. Most recently, Ms. Ardelean led the highly-successful digital marketing team for Merrill DataSite, the SaaS-based, virtual data room (VDR) offering of Merrill Corporation. In this role, her team consistently exceeded its delivery objectives and was instrumental in driving successful lead generation programs that allowed DataSite to attain $100MM in annual revenue. Her dedication and expertise in translating concepts into integrated marketing programs across various media channels is a definite asset to Kyriba’s team.