Selectica (NASDAQ:SLTC), a leading provider of contract lifecycle management and sales configuration solutions, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of three software industry executives. Leonard Rainow has joined the Selectica team as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Marlene Bauer as Vice President of Professional Services, and Steven Gans as Chief Architect.

“Selectica’s momentum and strong position in the market has enabled the company to attract exceptionally high-caliber professionals that will contribute to the company’s continued success,” said Jason Stern, President and Chief Operating Officer at Selectica. “We’re thrilled to have Leonard, Marlene, and Steven join Selectica at such an exciting time in the company’s evolution.”

As Selectica’s Vice President of Engineering and CTO, Leonard Rainow brings to the company over two decades of experience in enterprise software. Most recently, he served at Oracle Corporation as Group Vice President of Product Development and Technology for the Tax and Utilities Global Business Unit, where he led a team of over 500 product development professionals around the world. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Products and Engineering at Rapt, Inc., a provider of advertising yield management and media monetization solutions that was acquired by Microsoft. Before that, Mr. Rainow was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Products at contract management software provider iMANY. He has also held management positions at Manugistics and Peoplesoft.

In Marlene Bauer’s role as Selectica’s Vice President of Professional Services, she will apply her 18 years of experience in contract management and professional services in managing the delivery of Selectica contract lifecycle management and sales configuration solutions. Prior to joining Selectica, Ms. Bauer served as Vice President of Professional Services at contract management software provider Ecteon. Her previous positions include Vice President of Professional Services at Contract Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSI), and Senior Director of Professional Services at Ariba. She also has extensive experience in financial analysis, pricing modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and financial control through her roles at British Petroleum and International Computer Negotiations (ICN).