EN News TypePress Release - 15.01.20
Change in Leadership at proALPHA
Eric Verniaut to become Chief Executive Officer
Weilerbach, January 15, 2020 – Eric Verniaut takes over the position of CEO of the proALPHA group effective as of February 1st, 2020. Together with Patrick Klein (Chief Financial Officer), Nicolás Steib (Chief Operating Officer), Andree Stachowski (Chief Sales Officer), Gunnar Schug (Chief Technology Officer) and Michael Finkler (Business Development) he will be responsible for further development and international growth of proALPHA. He follows Friedrich Neumeyer, who will cease to be a member of the proALPHA management.
"With Eric Verniaut we win a highly proficient and experienced executive for proALPHA. Thanks to various management positions around the globe, he enjoys strong experience in enterprise software, professional services and solution sales as well as extensive expertise in international markets", says José Duarte, Chairman of the proALPHA Group's Advisory Board. "Together we want to leverage proALPHA’s enormous growth potential."
"I am thrilled and deeply honored to become part of the successful proALPHA team. As one of the leading providers in the ERP sector and recently also in Business Intelligence and Time Management for mid-sized businesses, proALPHA makes a real contribution to the digitization of economy. The company is on a striking growth path in a market that continues to expand rapidly. I am very happy to guide this course in future", says Eric Verniaut.
In the past, Eric Verniaut held various management positions internationally, most recently at Blue Prism in the UK. Prior to that, he spent eight years at SAP in various senior international leadership roles in sales and consulting, including Head of Innovation Sales and Executive Vice President EMEA Industry. In his last position there, he was COO/Chief Business Officer for EMEA, MEE and greater China reporting directly to the SAP board. Prior to this, he spent three years at Lawson Software a mid-size ERP vendor where he served as Global Executive Vice President for Sales and Services M3 and fourteen years at T-Systems Enterprise Services and gedas, two German-based IT system integrators. There, he worked in various C-level positions, including CEO North Americas and Chairman Americas region.
Friedrich Neumeyer, who has been CEO of the proALPHA group since 2014, will leave the company. "Mr. Neumeyer has significantly shaped proALPHA’s success. We are grateful for his highly valuable work and his extraordinary commitment. Together with the management team, he has set the company’s course for consistent growth and considerably expanded its position in the DACH region", states José Duarte.
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