Convera Names Steven M. Samowich COO

May 14, 2004

Convera Corporation, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced that Steven M. Samowich has joined the company as COO. Samowich will be responsible for the company's product development, marketing, sales, professional services, and customer support functions. Samowich recently served as VP of the government business unit at OpenText Corporation where he was responsible for the sale of collaboration and document management software to federal government agencies and defense contractors.