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Sage announces three new Executive Committee appointments to accelerate its SaaS strategy

Sage has announced three new appointments to its Executive Committee (ExCo) to accelerate its vision of becoming a great SaaS company for customers and colleagues alike.

Marc Linden joins the ExCo as EVP and General Manager, Medium Segment Native Cloud Solutions. In this role, he will lead Sage Intacct and Sage People, further strengthening and accelerating the availability of Sage’s native cloud solutions, building on the recent Sage Intacct launch in Australia. Marc was previously the CFO of Sage Intacct and prior to this, CFO for Mirapoint, Inc and messaging company Onebox, and began his career at McKinsey & Company.  

Sue Goble is appointed Chief Customer Success Officer, responsible for driving a more customer-centric mindset across the organisation. Sue, whose software experience spans periods at IRIS Software (as CEO of Cloud Division), cloud consulting company Bluewolf (as General Manager) and Salesforce (as Senior Vice President) will ensure customer centricity is built in at every part of the customer journey. Previously, Sue ran business operations and customer services at Sage. 

Derk Bleeker is appointed Chief Corporate Development Officer, responsible for portfolio simplification, M&A and business planning. In this role, Derk will drive the accelerated transformation of our product portfolio to create a focused and high-growth SaaS company. Derk joined Sage in 2014 and has led corporate development and commercial finance. Derk’s previous roles include Director, Corporate Development for Europe, at Danaher, and Associate Director at HgCapital.

Steve Hare, CEO, Sage said: “These appointments further enhance the capability and experience of the Sage leadership team, as well as accelerating the pace at which we will achieve our vision of becoming a great SaaS company.”

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