Matthew Calkins Chosen for "35 Under 35" Award by Bisnow on Business

VIENNA, Va.— June 11, 2008— Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that CEO Matthew Calkins was named one of the Washington D.C. region's top entrepreneurs in the Bisnow on Business "35 Under 35" award. The award honors the area's most successful business founders under the age of 35.

The award was sponsored by Deloitte, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Cabot Consultants, and Comerica, with media partner Fortune Magazine. Judging co-chairs were Phillip Merrick (founder of webMethods) and Mary McPherson (former head of Netpreneur), with assistance from Gene Reichers and Scott Frederick (partners at Valhalla Partners), Mario Morino (co-founder and chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners and chairman of the Morino Institute), and former Network Solutions chairman Mike Daniels.

The panel judged nominees on such areas as difficulty and originality of the business concept, credibility and success in the marketplace, buzz, and company growth. Calkins was cited for building a business process management company "with over $100 million in revenue since starting in 1999... [and] more than two million seats of the company's technology [installed to-date]."

"Appian's success is predicated on the success of our customers, and what we are able to help them accomplish in their process innovation initiatives," said Calkins. "I am honored to be named one of the D.C. area's top entrepreneurs, and I share that recognition with every Appian employee because it is our shared vision, commitment, and team work that has built this company."

About Appian
Appian is the BPM pure-play expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions customized to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process innovation with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve the critical processes that determine business performance. Appian allows all users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. Appian is headquartered in the Washington D.C region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit

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Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.

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