Epicor names new CEO

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, has named Pervez Qureshi as president and CEO of Epicor, effective immediately. Qureshi brings over 20 years of management experience in the software and technology industry. Since 2006, Qureshi has served as CEO and president of Activant Solutions, which was combined with Epicor following the acquisition of both companies by funds advised by Apax Partners which was completed on May 16, 2011.

Qureshi cultivated a “customer for life” culture at Activant that was based on providing outstanding service and support, resulting in industry leading customer retention and satisfaction. Under his management, the company also built a clear leadership position in a number of distribution and retail vertical markets.

“The new Epicor is a true global provider ofindustry-specific business applications software with over 33,000 customers in more than 150 countries,” says Qureshi. “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead our newly combined company through its next phase of growth, and build on the momentum of market leadership, innovation and a customer-focused culture that is our shared heritage.

Prior to joining the Activant, Qureshi was president and founder of a management consulting company. He has also held senior positions at Harvest Software, Metaphor Computer Systems, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.