Company also taps 14-year employee, Brad Lindaas, as new VP of X2

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 4, 2010 – Follett Software Company has named Rick Dwyer as its new vice president of educational resource management. Dwyer, founder and president of X2 Development Corporation, which Follett Software acquired last month, will head the integrated technology strategies for Follett Software.

“I am excited to be a part of the Follett Software team and to building its educational resource management strategies,” said Dwyer, who founded X2 Development in 2003. “X2 and Follett Software share a common vision, and this is a great fit in an industry where I have found a home.”

In a related announcement, Brad Lindaas, who has worked with Follett Software Company for 14 years, most recently as director of strategic planning and business development, has been named the new vice president of X2 Development. Lindaas has relocated to Hingham, Mass., where X2 is based and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software Company.

“I have a genuine passion for K-12 education and I am excited to implement X2 Development’s overall strategic plans moving forward,” said Lindaas, who now works with a team of 55 employees in the Hingham office. “X2 has a rich history of providing innovative, integrated SIS offerings in the market, coupled with customer service satisfaction that is off the charts. But they have lacked a partner with the type of resources and capabilities to expose them to a broader audience. With Follett Software’s involvement, that will change in a very positive direction.”

Follett Software’s Oct. 4 acquisition of X2 includes the Aspen™ Student Information System, a Web-based solution that simplifies school district data management through the integration of key K-12 applications. The Aspen platform serves 81 school districts across seven states, and more than 600,000 students. In addition to his new position, Dwyer will remain involved with X2 to enhance its core Aspen technology, and additionally work to ensure the smooth transition of X2 into Follett Software over the next six to 12 months.

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Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.

About X2 Development Corporation (
X2 Development Corporation is a leading provider of integrated K-12 software applications serving more than 80 K-12 school districts in the United States and abroad.

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