Epicor Software, a business software solutions company for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, has appointed Keith Deane as senior vice president (SVP) and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to Epicor president and chief executive officer Pervez Qureshi, Deane will lead operations in EMEA including all sales, services, support and marketing across the region. He is based at the company’s regional headquarters for EMEA in the UK.
In this new role, Deane will be focused on revenue growth and expanding the market for Epicor enterprise resourcing planning (ERP) solutions throughout the region. Deane brings more than 20 years of sales, operations and software industry experience to Epicor, having worked for leading ERP, software-as-a-service (SaaS), e-commerce, middleware, infrastructure, process management and business intelligence software providers during his career.
Prior to joining Epicor, Deane served as vice president and general manager, international with Iron Mountain Digital, which was acquired by Autonomy, now an HP company. From 2009 to 2012, he served in a board of director/chairman role for a UK-based provider of managed SaaS solutions for business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. As president, EMEA at Infor from 2005 to 2009, Deane was instrumental in its growth to become the third largest provider of business software.
Preceding 2005, Deane held vice president, SVP and general manager, EMEA positions with the following companies: WebMethods, a supplier of business integration and infrastructure software, and BEA Systems, provider of enterprise infrastructure software.
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