Our Board of Directors
Our vision is to energize the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology.
We provide small and medium sized companies with a range of easy to use business management software and services – from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and payments.
Our understanding of a wide range of different businesses operating in different markets means we are best placed to deliver the benefits of technology to our customers. We use local, expert people with access to global technologies and resources to support our customers’ needs.
Chief Financial Officer and Interim Group Chief Operating Officer
Steve joined Sage in January 2014, having previously been Operating Partner and Co-Head of the Portfolio Support Group at the private equity firm Apax Partners, which he joined in 2009. Prior to this he built over 10 years’ experience leading the finance function for three listed UK companies culminating as CFO for FTSE 100 company Invensys plc, the global technology-related business, from 2006 to 2009. Between 2004 and 2006 Steve was Group Finance Director for Spectris plc, the FTSE 250 precision instrumentation and controls company and from 1997 to 2003 he was with Marconi PLC, acting as CFO from 2001.
Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Ernst & Whinney, now part of Ernst & Young, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Liverpool University.
You can follow Steve on @SteveHareCFO
Blair Crump joined Sage in August 2016 in the newly-created position of President, leading on sales and customer service across the Group.
Blair has significant leadership experience in the technology sector, joining Sage from Texas-based profit realization company PROS Holdings, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Blair led Salesforce.com’s Global Enterprise business, reporting into CEO Marc Benioff, and prior to this spent five years at Verizon Business, where he was appointed Group President. Blair was also at MCI Communications for 23 years, before its acquisition by Verizon in 2006. Blair has a strong background in sales, customer service and driving growth.
Blair holds a BSc in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Australia
Kerry has more than 20 years of business management, sales and consulting experience gained primarily in the Financial Services and IT industries. Australian-born Kerry was previously President of Western Union’s global Business Solutions division, and has held leadership positions at Oracle and Siebel Systems. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is based in Sydney, Australia, where he is responsible for ensuring Sage’s continued growth and success in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and Sage’s Australian business.