StarCite Names Gregory J. Dukat CEO

StarCite Inc., a Philadelphia-based provider of Web-based solutions for corporate meeting and event planners, has announced Gregory J. Dukat as its new chief excutive officer, effective July 15, 2008.

A technology industry veteran, Dukat joins StarCite from Atlanta-based Ventyx Inc., a provider of service delivery management solutions for energy, utility and other asset-intensive companies where he was president and CEO. Previously Indus International, the company was sold in 2007 for $250 million under Dukat's leadership.

"Greg is a proven leader who has demonstrated the vision, skills and passion to build businesses and accelerate growth," StarCite Board Member Doug Alexander, managing director at Internet Capital Growth, said in a statement. "The Board believes Greg's unique blend of operational, sales and marketing leadership skills will further drive the value inherent in this leading on-demand business."

Dukat's resume includes positions at 180Commerce Inc., where he was CEO, and J.D. Edwards World Solutions Company—later acquired by PeopleSoft—where he was vice president and general manager for the company's southern region.

"I am thrilled to join StarCite at this exciting stage in the company's development and am excited about the future as the momentum for on-demand meeting management solutions continues to accelerate," Dukat said in a statement. "Meetings and events is a spend category that is largely untouched by all but best-in-class corporations. In today's economy, it is imperative that more companies realize the significant savings that can be achieved by using technology to get this huge area of spend under control."