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Clearlake Capital-Backed Provation Adds Industry Leaders Rick Jennings as Chief Technology Officer and Erin Surprise as SVP of Professional Services

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Provation, the premier software provider of procedure documentation and
clinical decision support solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group,
L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), today announced that
Rick Jennings has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer and
Erin Surprise has joined as Senior Vice President of Professional

Dave Del Toro, CEO of Provation, said, “We are thrilled to add these
high caliber, experienced executives to our leadership team as we take
Provation to the next level. Erin is leading the delivery of unrivaled
development services, and Rick is managing our advancements in
industry-leading technology solutions as we seek to empower every
Provation client with greater clinical productivity.”

Jennings brings more than 20 years of experience in technology
leadership and healthcare IT roles, most recently serving as Managing
Director of CTO Teammate, which provides fractional CTO services to
private equity and venture-backed companies across the United States.
Prior to that, Jennings was CTO for multiple private equity-backed firms
including Virtual Radiologic and Staywell. He earned a B.S. in
engineering from the University of Texas and a M.S. in management from
the Sloan Fellowship program at Stanford University.

“Provation is an exciting company at the forefront of its field, and I’m
elated to work with this outstanding team as we continue to develop
transformative technology in support of world-class physicians,” said

Surprise brings more than 16 years of experience leading professional
support and customer-focused teams, as well as extensive experience in
customer deployment of best-in-breed SaaS solutions. She also brings
expertise in organizational design, learning and development,
implementing solutions, and executing customer success initiatives.
Surprise formerly served as the Vice President of Customer Success at
Hoonuit, and prior to that, she was Vice President of Services and
Support at Edmentum (formerly PLATO Learning), where she successfully
drove implementation excellence. She graduated from Virginia Tech
University with a B.S. in biology.

“Software-based companies thrive on exceptional customer experience
before, during and after implementation, and I’m excited to join
Provation as it continues to focus on building client relationships,”
said Surprise. “I’m eager to further improve the services strategy and
ensure an excellent experience for our customers.”

About Provation

Provation is a leading provider of clinical productivity software for
healthcare professionals, with solutions for intelligent procedure
documentation (Provation® MD and Provation® Apex),
order set and care plan management (Provation® Order Sets and
Provation® Care Plans), and perioperative documentation
(Provation® MultiCaregiver). Our software helps providers
increase operational efficiencies, business profitability and regulatory
compliance by improving quality, streamlining workflows and enabling the
generation of insights. Trusted by leading physicians globally, we serve
approximately 1,500 hospitals and 1,000 ambulatory surgery centers
(ASCs), including 16 of the top 20 U.S. hospitals for gastroenterology
(GI) and GI surgery. Provation is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. For
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About Clearlake

Clearlake is a leading private investment firm founded in 2006. With a
sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class
management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic
businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement
approach, O.P.S.® The firm’s core target
sectors are software and technology-enabled services; industrials and
energy; and consumer. Clearlake has managed over $9 billion of
institutional capital since inception and its senior investment
principals have led or co-led over 100 investments. More information is
available at