NEW YORK - May 16, 2014
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced it has hired Matt Breslin and Lisa Pope as Senior Vice Presidents to support the company's strong growth in the areas of technology and cloud sales. Reporting to Infor President, Stephan Scholl, Breslin and Pope will lead sales of Infor's Platform Technologies and Infor CloudSuiteTM, respectively.
"The investments Infor has made in R&D over the past three years, including introducing more than four times the number of new products last year than in 2010, are paying off with growth that is significantly outpacing the market," said Stephan Scholl, President of Infor. "Matt Breslin and Lisa Pope are ideal leaders to help support our growth, bringing a deep understanding of the specific challenges customers face and how the latest technologies, like Infor ION®, Infor Ming.leTM, and Infor CloudSuite can arm them with significant competitive advantages."
Breslin joins Infor as Senior Vice President of Platform Technologies. In this role, he will drive sales of the Infor technology stack, which includes Infor ION middleware, Infor Ming.le social collaboration, and Infor Analytics. Prior to joining Infor, Breslin served as Vice President - Platform and Analytics for SAP, and previously as Regional Vice President for technology products at Oracle. A 17-year veteran of the software industry, Breslin has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Sales of Infor platform technologies increased more than 1,400 percent in two years from Infor's fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2013. There are now more than 2,000 customers of Infor ION, the company's lightweight middleware solution, and more than 41,000 users of Infor Ming.le, a comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement and contextual analytics.
Pope joins Infor as Senior Vice President of Infor CloudSuite. In this role, she will drive sales of Infor's cloud and SaaS-based product offerings, as well as the UpgradeX program, a simple and predictable path to upgrade from on-premise applications to Infor CloudSuite. Prior to joining Infor, Pope served as Senior Vice President at QAD and previously as Vice President of strategic accounts at Oracle. An 18-year veteran of enterprise software, Pope has two bachelor's degrees from the University of California - Santa Barbara.
In its most recently closed quarter, Infor experienced a 65 percent year-over-year increase in SaaS revenue. Since launching Infor CloudSuite, the first group of industry-specific application suites available on Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud, in March, Infor has delivered industry-specific suites for Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and Hospitality.
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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
- 16 of the 20 largest US cities
- 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
- 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
- 5 of the top 9 brewers