Release date: Thursday, October 5, 2006

Cakewalk® Announces Management Appointments

— Neil RiCharde, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Hoover, Executive Vice President of Products, and Bob Damiano, Director of Engineering—
San Francisco, CA, AES 2006 (booth 1426), (October 5, 2006) — Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces new management appointments.  

Reporting directly to CEO Greg Hendershott, Cakewalk’s new Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Neil RiCharde is focused on the overall direction of Cakewalk’s sales and marketing divisions, along with high-level initiatives and strategic alliances. RiCharde brings over 30 years of dedicated music industry experience in general management, channel sales, marketing, and business development. Mr. RiCharde previously held positions as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Antares Audio Technologies, President of Cameo International, and Director of Sales for Emu Systems.  

The company also announces two internal appointments effective immediately. Reporting directly to CEO Greg Hendershott, Cakewalk’s new Executive VP of Products Michael Hoover is focused exclusively on the creation of technology leading products for the production of music. In this role Mr. Hoover leads Cakewalk’s product management, engineering, quality assurance, and documentation groups. Mr. Hoover was previously the Vice President of Cakewalk Products and Marketing division.

Former Cakewalk Principal Engineer, Bob Damiano, has been promoted to Director of Engineering, replacing Ron Kuper who has left the company to pursue opportunities outside the music industry in the area of multiplayer online games. Mr. Damiano has been one of the senior developers of Cakewalk’s flagship SONAR digital audio workstation. In his new role, he will report to Michael Hoover, Cakewalk’s Executive VP of Products and Marketing.

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