Epicor Announces CEO Succession
Epicor today announced President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joe Cowan is set to retire at the end of October 2017, stepping down from the leadership role and his position on the Epicor board of directors. The board of directors has appointed Stephen Murphy, former president of OpenText, to the role of CEO.
Before joining Epicor, Murphy served as president of OpenText, a $2B 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.
I am 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.
His career spans more than 20 years in the technology sector including sales and operations leadership positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Manugistics, as well as manufacturing and distribution experience leading global logistics and supply chain strategy and major enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations with Accenture and Procter & Gamble. Murphy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis.
For more information, read the full news release here.