Active Risk Appoints Chris Bell to New CMO Role

Fairfax County, VA, March 03, 2012 --( Active Risk, developer of the award winning Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software Active Risk Manager (ARM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bell to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer.

Bell, who has over 18 years’ experience in enterprise technology, will lead Active Risk’s global marketing functions including marketing strategy, brand development, and marketing communications.

Loren Padelford, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Active Risk commented, “Chris is a vital addition to our leadership team at a time when interest in ERM solutions that can improve business performance is growing rapidly. Chris is a proven communicator and evangelist for how ERM can add value to organizations. Chris is responsible for preparing Active Risk to take advantage of our expanding market opportunity.”

Bell has proven experience in growing technology businesses through effective marketing. Prior to joining Active Risk in 2011, Bell was Vice President of Product Strategy at ERP Solutions Provider, Deltek. Earlier roles have included Industry Manager for Oracle Primavera and senior marketing positions at Iron Mountain and URS Corporation.

Loren Padelford concluded, “This is a strategic appointment for Active Risk and signals the next phase in our evolution as a global business. It’s a pleasure to have such an experienced professional in place and leading this critical part of our business.”

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About Active Risk
Active Risk (formerly Strategic Thought Group) (AIM:ARI) is the developer of Active Risk Manager which addresses enterprise risk management (ERM) and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements with advanced software and services that can be implemented across organizations in all industry sectors.

Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the first web-based ERM software solution and is recognized as having the most extensive range of capabilities available today. ARM enables organizations to identify, analyse, control, monitor, improve and report on all risks and opportunities in the organization. It covers project and portfolio risk, supply chain risk management, business continuity, controls management, reputational risk, health and safety, incident management, governance, compliance risks and more.

Active Risk has offices in the UK, USA and Australia, servicing customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners.

For further information and a detailed view of Active Risk's products and services visit or call +61 2 9037 0150 (Australia), +44 (0)1628 582500 (EMEA/Asia Pacific), +1 703 673 9580 (Americas).

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