Acadia HCS Hires John E. Smith as Chief Executive Officer

Top 25 CTO and Benefitfocus veteran to lead Acadia HCS.

Columbia, SC, July 26, 2008 --( Acadia Human Capital Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of commercial, SaaS (Software as a Service), and open source Human Capital Management (HCM) software, today announced that John E. Smith has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Technical Officer. Smith brings over 15 years of organizational and software management experience with technology leaders such as Benefitfocus and General Electric. In this role, Smith will be responsible for the overall management and expansion of Acadia’s global products and services. “The HCM and Workforce Productivity markets will continue to see double digit growth, and Acadia is uniquely positioned to take advantage of that growth”, says Smith. The company will look to Smith to revolutionize its products and services to meet the growing demands within the HCM and workforce productivity markets.

"John has a tremendous understanding of technology and the significance of supporting initiatives around a company’s most valuable asset, their people. His vision, passion and ability to enable Acadia to meet the growth objectives the board has endeavored upon is a rare gift," said Mitch Smith, Founder of Acadia. “We are very excited to have John in the Acadia family of associates, customers and partners around the world."

Smith was Chief Technology Officer of Benefitfocus, leader in software and services for the healthcare benefits market. In 2006, InfoWorld Magazine, a leading publisher of technology information, rated Smith as one of the Top 25 Chief Technology Officers in the country.

Smith has also served as a leader in General Electric and several startup organizations. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a MBA from Georgia Tech.

About Acadia Human Capital Solutions Inc.
Since 2001, Acadia Human Capital Solutions has focused on developing “people-matter” applications which enable firms to develop their associates from on-boarding through full career development. Acadia is the world’s leading provider of commercial, SaaS, and open source Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workforce Productivity software and services. Acadia delivers Performance and Learning Management, Recruiting, Content, Competencies, Training and Consulting. For more information please visit or call 877-838-5125.

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Matthew Chapman