Jamie Arnold Joins ScanSoft as Chief Financial Officer

PEABODY , Mass. - ScanSoft, Inc. announced that it has named James ("Jamie") R. Arnold, Jr. to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Arnold will be responsible for ScanSoft's accounting and controls, financial planning and analysis, and Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance initiatives. He will report directly to Paul Ricci, ScanSoft's chairman and chief executive officer.


Mr. Arnold is a certified public accountant with an extensive background in financial management, operations and accounting. He most recently served as corporate vice president and corporate controller of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


Mr. Arnold has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Delta State University in Cleveland , Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University in New Orleans , Louisiana .


David Gerth, who has held this position since August of 2003, is leaving the company to spend time with his family and pursue other interests.

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