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Rick Willett Appointed CEO of Quick Base

Former CEO Allison Mnookin Remains As Member of Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 16, 2016 – Quick Base Inc., a leading low-code application development platform provider, today announced that Rick Willett, currently chairman of the board at Quick Base, has been appointed to take on the additional responsibilities of CEO. Former CEO Allison Mnookin will stay on with the company as a member of the board of directors. These changes will be effective immediately.

As a multi-time CEO, Willett brings a depth of enterprise sales experience and private equity success. As chairman of the board since the purchase of Quick Base in April 2016 by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, he enters this new role as CEO with experience and an understanding of the unique nuances of Quick Base’s market. Mnookin will remain involved with the company on the board of directors, continuing to partner with Willett on company and product strategy.

“As chairman of the board Rick has been an integral part of the team. He shares in our vision for helping businesses drive productivity and digitally transform with no-code ease,” said Allison Mnookin, member, the board of directors, Quick Base. “I look forward to continuing to work together in our new roles.”

“Allison has done a phenomenal job, successfully leading Quick Base through its separation from Intuit, while driving rapid growth to further capitalize on the market opportunity,” said Rick Willett, CEO, Quick Base. “I’m excited about the incredible opportunity ahead and I look forward to leading the company through its next phase of growth, innovation and market leadership.”

This change is a natural evolution for the company, capitalizing on existing Quick Base leadership and positioning the company for further success. Willett and Mnookin bring complementary skill sets and a successful track record as a leadership team having successfully exited Intuit to become an independent company with no customer disruption.

Willett is a seasoned industry veteran who brings a strong track record for leading high-growth organizations and scaling businesses in competitive markets. He has more than 15 years of experience leading private-equity sponsored companies and currently serves as a senior operating executive for Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Willett was previously the CEO of Ascend Learning, the leading provider of software and on-line content solutions for healthcare professionals. Prior to Ascend Learning, he was the CEO of NewPage, a $4B manufacturing company and the COO of Teleglobe, a $1.2B software-enabled telecom services business. Before Teleglobe, he had a 12-year career at General Electric that included positions as a division CFO as well as in general management and engineering.

Prior to her appointment as CEO of Quick Base, Mnookin served as general manager of the Quick Base Business Unit for five years while it was a division of Intuit. Previously, she held leadership positions in Intuit’s Small Business Division, including general manager of a $500M portfolio of small business products that included QuickBooks. Mnookin was also instrumental in the early formation and growth of Quicken Loans. She also served on the board of Fleetmatics, (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses.

About Quick Base

Quick Base (formerly QuickBase) provides a cloud-based platform that empowers problem solvers to quickly turn ideas for better ways to work into apps that make their organizations more efficient. For nearly 20 years, people of all technical backgrounds have been using the Quick Base platform to create solutions that streamline processes, capture real-time data, and improve company operations while working in concert with existing IT systems. Based in Cambridge, MA and a former division of Intuit, Quick Base has a 6,000+ customer universe of app-enabled businesses that spans all industries and company sizes, and includes more than half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit: www.QuickBase.com

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