Sage hires international technology heavyweights to lead digital innovation
New senior hires will realise Sage Business Cloud vision for all customers in 2018.
November 9, 2017 - Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, has appointed four new technology roles into its Senior Management Team, including the appointment of a new Chief Product Delivery Officer on its Executive Committee (ExCo).
These key appointments demonstrate Sage’s commitment to making customers lives simpler through its cloud services. Responsible for driving further innovation in the recently announced Sage Business Cloud, this team will ensure everything from money to people, including newly acquired cloud products Sage People and Sage Intacct are delivered to new and existing customers all in the cloud.
Senior technology appointments include:
- Sanjay Almeida, Chief Product Delivery Officer: Sanjay joins Sage’s ExCo, and is responsible for the product strategy and delivery of Sage’s full suite of products. Sanjay joins Sage from SAP, where he had been Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the company’s Ariba business since October 2015.
- Nuno Godinho, Executive Vice President Product Delivery – Cloud Portfolio: Nuno is responsible for the development and delivery of Sage’s cloud products to support the next generation of business. He leads the Product Delivery team to ensure that Sage’s cloud products are of the highest quality. Nuno joins Sage from GE Healthcare, where he was VP SW Engineering and CTO for Europe leading all the European Product Engineering teams. Nuno was the original creator of the GE Health Cloud concept, and then a critical part of the team to deliver it from business case to implementation.
- Klaus Kaasgaard, Executive Vice President, Experience Design: This newly created role sees Klaus responsible for ensuring a seamless and integrated customer experience across Sage’s entire product portfolio. This role is increasingly important as customers move to cloud products, and manage everything from money to people in the cloud. Klaus brings 25 years of leadership experience, and joins Sage from SurveyMonkey, and prior to that Intuit, where he led user experience and design across multiple platforms.
- Lindsay Phillips, Executive Vice President, Product Engineering: This pivotal role will see Lindsay review Sage’s portfolio of products and the teams that deliver them, and ensure that Sage continues to bring disruptive and exciting technologies to the market to better serve customers. Lindsay joins from HPE where he worked on SAP projects, including running one of the world’s largest SAP upgrades.
Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage said:
“Sanjay, Nuno, Klaus and Lindsay bring outstanding experience to Sage’s growing team. We now have the team in place to deliver on our Sage Business Cloud vision for customers. I look forward to working together to realise the opportunity we have to innovate, and serve our customers with the best cloud business management solutions.
“Sanjay is a great addition to Sage’s ExCo, and will be a brilliant new leader for the product delivery team. He brings a wealth of experience to Sage that will enable us to supercharge our product delivery to customers, and lead the team to success.”
Sanjay Almeida, Chief Product Delivery Officer comments:
“I’m extremely proud to join Sage at such an exciting time in its history. The launch of Sage Business Cloud means that we are providing customers with world-class products that will revolutionise the way they work, no matter what stage of their business journey they are at.
“It’s also an incredibly exciting time for the business, with Nuno, Klaus and Lindsay joining the Product Delivery Team. They bring years of industry knowledge and experience, and will be vital in helping businesses move to the cloud, which can only be achieved through offering brilliant products, delivered with the best customer experience and the lowest friction possible.”
These hires also complement Sage’s vision to capitalise on innovation in the US technology market, with Sanjay and Klaus based on the west coast.
Sage (FTSE: SGE) is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people – whether they’re a start-up, scale-up or enterprise. We do this through Sage Business Cloud - the one and only business management solution that customers will ever need, comprising Accounting, Financials, Enterprise Management, People & Payroll and Payments & Banking.
Our mission is to free business builders from the burden of admin, so they can spend more time doing what they love – and we do that every day for three million customers across 23 countries, through our 13000 colleagues and a network of accountants and partners. We are committed to doing business the right way, and giving back to our communities through Sage Foundation.
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