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prairieFyre Names Chris Courneya Chief Executive Officer as the Company Charts a Bold New Strategic Direction

prairieFyre Software, leader in contact center, call accounting, and customer relationship management solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Courneya as Chief Executive Officer.

Kanata, Canada, December 12, 2009 --( As President since 2003, Mr. Courneya has played an instrumental role in the growth and continued success of the company, which currently serves more than 7,000 customers in 98 countries around the world. As CEO, he will lead the development and implementation of prairieFyre’s new strategic direction as the company aims to broaden its award-winning product suite and deliver new enterprise class solutions to the global telecommunications market.

As a founding member of prairieFyre and accomplished executive in the technology community, Mr. Courneya brings over 15 years of leadership experience to the role of CEO. As one of the first real-time, contact center software solutions providers to hit the market in 1998, he helped to grow the company into a highly profitable industry leader delivering OEM solutions to prairieFyre's long-standing strategic partner, Mitel. prairieFyre's market share in IP contact center shipments has grown to 4th in North America, and 3rd in the United Kingdom. Its current products are built using software design best practices established by Microsoft for the portfolio of leading telephony platforms.

Mr. Courneya succeeds Clarke La Prairie, inaugural Chair and CEO of prairieFyre, and technology veteran with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. Mr. La Prairie will continue to serve a Chair, while providing critical technological direction and mentorship to prairieFyre's growing software development team.

"It is truly an honour to serve as the next CEO of prairieFyre," said Mr. Courneya. "Over the next year, I look forward to working with our team to deliver new enterprise class solutions that add even greater value to our customers, and help them to maximize our technology. With continued commitment to service, quality and value, we will build on the solid foundation we have established with Mitel and make it even stronger by further establishing prairieFyre as as a niche player in the Microsoft ecosystem."

"Chris has established a powerful vision for the company, and now it is time to let him pursue it," said Clarke La Prairie, Chair of prairieFyre. "As President, Chris continually demonstrated strong leadership, perserverance and the ability to execute. This appointment is a natural succession that leverages his proven capability and experience. There is no question that he is the right CEO to lead prairieFyre during this next critical phase of development and position the company for continued success."


About prairieFyre

prairieFyre Software Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner developing .NET-based telecommunications products including contact center, call accounting and customer relationship management solutions. These products are built on Microsoft best practices for software design and Mitel's portfolio of leading-telephony platforms and technologies. prairieFyre brings integrity, innovative minds, and leading-edge technology to the development process, and is committed to delivering dynamic Internet-based software solutions to our customers. The world headquarters of prairieFyre Software Inc. is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with additional offices located in Norcross, Georgia, US; and Caldicot, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit:
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