Sage North America Shakeup: Partners ponder CEO Kelly's plans

Dann Anthony Maurno

May 6 2015

Sage Group conference table

The departure of Sage Americas CEO Pascal Houillon warranted just one sentence in Sage Group’s unaudited first half report, released May 6.

“Pascal Houillon, CEO Americas, is also leaving the business to broaden his career outside of Sage, with the change effective from 6 May 2015.”

An interim leader (yet to be announced) will be appointed during the search for a replacement. That person can compare notes with Director of Partner Programs Joo Sohn, the interim leader of channel partner programs after Donald Deshaies left Sage NA in late April.

What do leadership changes, directed from corporate headquarters in the UK, mean for Sage’s future plans? Is it a sign of a thoughtful and strategic transition within the organization or something less well planned?

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About Dann Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO MagazineCompliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

Dann can be reached at [email protected]

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