In a new development, Epicor Software Corp., world’s leading provider of enterprise software applications including ERP, has selected Stephen Murphy for heading the organization as its new CEO. He would take up the helm of the company as Joe Cowan, President & CEO of the company would retire in the last week of this October.
“Over the past four years, we’ve built a strong executive management team with a mix of proven industry leaders from inside and outside of the organization,” said Cowan. “I’m proud of our accomplishments enhancing the customer experience, delivering high quality solutions that empower our customers around the world to grow business, and the many milestones achieved on our cloud transformation journey. I am confident that the board, the team and Stephen will continue to drive Epicor to new heights”, added the outgoing President & CEO.
Stephen Murphy, the newly appointed CEO, said, “I’m extremely excited to join the Epicor team, and have the opportunity to lead this incredible company. Epicor is poised for greatness—with a strong global team of more than 3,700 employees all focused on the customer experience and delivering innovative products, services and support that enable businesses to grow with ease. Together, we’ve an amazing opportunity ahead to build on our customer-centric culture of growth and take the company to the next level of success”.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Joe for his four years of distinguished service to Epicor and support in this transition,” said Herald Chen, Chairman of the Epicor Board of Directors & Head of the Technology investment team at KKR.
Before joining Epicor, Murphy served as president of OpenText, a $2Billion global leader in enterprise information management with 12,000 employees worldwide, where he was responsible for all customer-facing activities including sales, marketing, partners and alliances, global technical services, customer support, professional services, sales operations and cloud services. During his time at OpenText, he delivered outstanding operational performance and was instrumental in the completion and integration of four major acquisitions.