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Paul Joubert

Member of the Board of Directors

> Title: Board & Audit Committee
> Location: Boston, MA
> Industry: SaaS, HCIT
> Ownership: Public - NASDAQ: PFWD

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Phase Forward Incorporated (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced that Paul Joubert, CPA, has been nominated by the company's board of directors for election to the board. Board members will be elected at the company's next annual meeting, which is scheduled to take place on May 8, 2009.

Joubert is currently a founding partner of EdgeAdvisors, a privately held management consulting organization, and a director of Stream Global Services, Inc., a provider of multi-shore business process outsourcing services for high-end technical support, with 15,000 employees in 18 countries. He previously spent over 35 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international accounting firm.

Bob Weiler, chairman and chief executive officer of Phase Forward, remarked, “Phase Forward is fortunate to add a senior executive with Paul's vast experience to our board of directors. In addition to his financial expertise, Paul has a long history of advising technology companies on strategic initiatives to enhance and sustain growth with the goal of building shareholder value. As Phase Forward continues to grow organically and through strategic acquisitions, we believe Paul's contributions will be invaluable.”

“Phase Forward is a clear market leader and it is setting the vision for the evolution of clinical trial and drug safety solutions,” said Joubert. “I look forward to using my business and financial background to add value to what is already a very strong and diverse board of directors at Phase Forward.”

Joubert joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1971 and has worked extensively with both public and private companies in start-up to mature stages of growth in the high technology, manufacturing and service industries. Joubert retired from PwC in June 2008, most recently serving as partner in the firm's Assurance practice. Joubert's previous roles at PwC include leading the firm's Technology, InfoCom and Entertainment practice for the Northeast region of the United States and serving as chief of staff to the Vice-Chairman of domestic operations. Joubert has been a frequent speaker and author on business and financial topics. He is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he received a bachelor of science in finance and accounting.

About Phase Forward

Phase Forward is a leading provider of integrated data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety. The company offers proven solutions for electronic data capture (InForm™), phase I clinic automation (LabPas™), clinical data management (Clintrial™), clinical trials signal detection (CTSD™), strategic pharmacovigilance (Empirica™ Signal) and Signal Management, adverse event reporting (Empirica™ Trace), applied data standards (WebSDM™) and Web-integrated interactive response technologies (Clarix™).

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Dora Vell

Managing Partner

Dora Vell is the CEO of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston that recruits technology executives and board members for companies ranging from promising tech startups to Fortune 100 companies. Throughout her 22-year career in executive search, she has successfully completed hundreds of assignments, placing board members, CEOs, COOs, CIOs, technology officers, vice presidents and many other C-level executives. Vell’s clients span both private and public companies and her work has included searches in markets large and small across the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to founding Vell Executive Search in 2005, she was a partner at the executive search consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles for seven years. She started in the Technology Practice in the Toronto office, became the firm’s Technology Practice leader for Canada, and then joined the firm’s Boston office.

Before her career in executive search, Vell worked for 11 years at IBM Canada in software-related roles of increasing responsibility. She started as a software engineer, managed a software engineering team of 100, and then led software sales for IBM Canada. She holds seven worldwide software patents. This deep industry understanding has helped Vell Executive Search become a recognized leader in finding senior executive and board talent for software and SaaS companies.

Vell is a recognized industry thought leader who has published several reports on governance and leadership topics. She has been frequently quoted as an expert on executive and board leadership by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, The OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell has been a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State University, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

The trilingual daughter of a diplomat, Vell grew up in Canada, Greece, France, Switzerland and China. Her unique multicultural and international perspective, experiences as a woman in the male-dominated software field, and insights as a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen inform all her work for clients.

Vell received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a master’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carleton University.  She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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