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Senior Tech Exec Joins Board as Origami’s Growth Accelerates Amid Widening Capabilities.

CHICAGO, December 21, 2021 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the appointment of Heidi Melin as a director of the firm. 

Melin’s appointment as an independent director reflects leadership’s strategy to enhance the firm’s governance as it continues to grow. An accomplished technology industry executive with nearly three decades of senior leadership experience, Melin joins Origami’s current board members Robert Petrie, CEO; Steve Fischer, vice president of Development; Rick Stearns, CFO; and Mike Farrell, managing director, Spectrum Equity.  

“As Origami pursues a range of new business opportunities, we’re determined to balance accelerated growth with our priority of maintaining a distinctive culture built on superior customer service delivered by our expanding team of talented, highly motivated colleagues,” said Robert Petrie, CEO, Origami Risk. “Heidi brings valuable expertise that complements our efforts to evaluate opportunities, assess threats and develop sound strategies. We look forward to her insights and perspective as we guide the firm to sustainable success and excellence.” 

In addition to serving as a director of Origami, Melin is a board member of SailPoint Technologies, a public SaaS company providing an identity governance platform for data access management. She also is a senior operating advisor for Hellman & Friedman, a private equity firm that currently has 24 portfolio companies.  

Most recently, she was chief marketing officer at Workfront. Earlier, Melin, who has a strong marketing and go-to-market background, was CMO at Plex Systems and a number of other technology companies. She is a graduate of Willamette University with a B.A. degree in political science and organizational psychology. 

During the past two years, Origami has achieved unprecedented growth driven by continued innovation and successful expansion internationally as well as in new business areas, including: rapid penetration of the insurance carrier and MGA market through the formation of its Core Solutions division in 2019; development of a suite of solutions for environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals; expansion of its capabilities supporting enterprise risk management (ERM) and governance risk and compliance (GRC); implementation of industry-specific solution sets for healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and public entities; and launch of breakthrough solutions to help employers address the impact of COVID-19.