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Welcome Liv Watson to the WebFilings Team


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February 6, 2012

Today I am pleased to announce that Liv Watson is joining the WebFilings team as Director of International Business Development. Liv has previously assisted WebFilings as an advisor in our development, market education and sales efforts. In her new full-time role, she brings an unparalleled knowledge of XBRL to the company, having been one of the founders of the XBRL International consortium.

Liv's global network and relationships with accounting associations, worldwide stock exchanges, regulators and institutions will be a valuable resource to WebFilings as we continue to work to provide the most innovative, effective and customer-driven solutions to the financial and compliance reporting market. Liv is a well-known and highly-regarded expert in financial reporting and XBRL. Most recently, she was Chief Product Officer of XBRL International, a not-for-profit consortium of more than 600 companies and agencies worldwide working to build the XBRL language and promote and support its adoption.

Prior to that, she was Director and Global Head of Research and Development for AccountAbility, a global organization providing innovative solutions to challenges in corporate responsibility and sustainable development. She has been a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) XBRL Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of XBRL International, and the XBRL International Steering Committee, and held many other leadership positions related to XBRL.

She is a regular speaker at international events on corporate governance and standards and is regarded as a “global ambassador” for XBRL and IFRS. Liv is also an accomplished and award-winning writer, and a co-author of several books including *XBRL for Dummies* and *The Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook*.

Liv recognized early on that WebFilings was a game-changing, disruptive solution that was revolutionizing the financial reporting and XBRL software market. Liv's decision to join the WebFilings team provides significant validation of our market-leadership position. In addition to her day-to-day contributions to the development, support, marketing and sales teams, Liv will be authoring and delivering XBRL-related educational content via webinars, workshops and whitepapers and will be appearing here on our blog.

Matt Rizai
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Matt Rizai is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Workiva, and the former Chairman and CEO at Engineering Animation, Inc.

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