Former Salesforce and Verizon leader to take newly-created role
Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, has announced the appointment of Blair Crump as President. Crump will report to CEO Stephen Kelly and take responsibility for sales and customer service. Blair will continue Sage’s focus on new customer acquisition and quality growth, with improved customer experience for the existing three million businesses using its software.
Crump joins from PROS Holdings, where he had been COO since February 2014. Previously, he led Salesforce.com’s Global Enterprise business, reporting to CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff. Prior to that, he was Group President at Verizon Business, responsible for Worldwide Sales & Consulting.
Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage commented: “To lead the market as the trusted partner of the world’s businesses as they grow from start-up to scale-up to enterprise, we need to ensure an exceptional and consistent customer experience. We’ve created this role to support our growth ambitions and increased focus on winning new customers, and to ensure a consistent and flawless customer experience. Blair’s experience will be a huge asset to us as we continue to perform and transform. We are enhancing the experience for our three million customers around the world as well as attracting new businesses to Sage, appealing to entrepreneurs and business builders as their champion and the technology partner of choice.”
Blair Crump added: “Sage has embarked on an ambitious and inspiring transformation, and I look forward to building on the steady progress already in evidence. I am excited with Sage’s vision for entrepreneurs and Sage’s innovation is compelling.”
Separately, Sage also announced that Vicki Bradin will join the Executive Committee as General Counsel. She will succeed Michael Robinson who retires on 30th September. The current President of Europe, Brendan Flattery will also leave Sage on 30th September. In a letter to Sage colleagues, Kelly thanked Brendan and Michael for their long service and significant contributions to Sage and welcomed Vicki and Blair to the Executive Committee.
Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the UK 30 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.
Sage – the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.