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Epicor Appoints New Executive Vice President and General Manager; Increasing Focus on Retail Distribution BusinessIndustry Veteran and Proven Leader Craig McCollum to Focus on New Market Opportunities and Growth (June 19, 2012)
DUBLIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the appointment of Craig McCollum as executive vice president and general manager for the company's retail distribution solutions business to lead expansion in this key sector. Reporting to Epicor President and Chief Executive Officer Pervez Qureshi, McCollum will have operating responsibility for the retail distribution solutions business, which delivers comprehensive business management solutions for small to midsize retailers across a variety of industries including pharmacies and drug stores, lumber and building materials, lawn and garden centers, sporting goods, the automotive aftermarket, and more. He is based at the Company's worldwide headquarters in Dublin, California.
In this new role, McCollum will be focused on revenue growth and expanding the market opportunity for Epicor retail distribution solutions including Epicor Eagle, Epicor Catalyst, Epicor Vision, and Vista Information Services. A proven leader, McCollum brings more than 25 years of experience in business applications sales, marketing and services delivery, as well as strong experience working within both direct and partner-driven sales models.
With the appointment of McCollum, Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president and general manager for the company's Epicor Retail business will focus on driving key strategic investments in Epicor retail management software for the softgoods and specialty retail markets including apparel, footwear, discount and general merchandising.
"Despite the challenging economic environment in the first half of our fiscal year, under Paul's leadership, our retail business enjoyed many accomplishments and success," said Qureshi. "With Paul's new directive to focus solely on accelerating growth for Epicor Retail solutions, he will continue to lead that team to even greater success in delivering our end-to-end retail management software suite to the global specialty retail market."
"Likewise, I am pleased to have Craig onboard, a proven leader in the enterprise software industry," said Qureshi. "As we increase our focus on the retail segments, accelerating strategies around new product releases, penetrating new markets and expanding geographically, Craig's broad experience in transforming organizations to take advantage of new market opportunities, identifying and building new channels of distribution and driving revenue growth will be instrumental for Epicor."
Prior to joining Epicor, McCollum served as president of True North Strategists, which worked with global technology firms to transform businesses to achieve profitable growth. From 2004 to 2008, McCollum held senior executive sales and operations roles with Microsoft Corporation, including Vice President, US Dynamics and Vice President, Small Medium Business Worldwide Sales Strategy. His accomplishments at Microsoft included development of a vertical sales strategy deployed worldwide resulting in two consecutive years of growth in emerging markets and EMEA, and establishment of vertically and horizontally aligned partner models for all ERP and CRM channel partners.
Preceding 2004, McCollum held executive management positions with other leading enterprise software providers including Sage Software, Lawson Software and Fieldcentrix Corp. McCollum received a bachelor of science in business and human resources management from California State Polytechnic University.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Livermore, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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