Kicking off this week with some changes at the top: Thursday saw a reshuffle at SAP, filling a gap created by Carsten Thoma’s departure from the leadership role at SAP Hybris last October. Thoma was co-founder long-time president of Hybris Group, the leading German eCommerce platform acquired by SAP in 2013.
Under his leadership, SAP Hybris developed as a competitor to Adobe, Oracle, and Salesforce in the competitive marketing suite space. SAP turned to homegrown talent to replace Thoma, tapping a career SAP executive, Alex Atzberger to be president of SAP Hybris.
Atzberger, who joined SAP from Harvard Business School, and has served in a series of positions, including chief of staff to the CEO, has headed SAP Ariba, the cloud commerce network, since 2015. He is replaced as president of Ariba by Barry Padgett, formerly president of SAP’s SMB and network group, an executive acquired with the 2014 purchase of software/expense solution vendor Concur.
On the same day, Act-On announced that CEO (and 2016 DMN 40Under40 winner) Andy MacMillan was stepping aside. His replacement is Kate Johnson, Act-On’s CFO.
The company will also consolidate product and customer-facing operations in Portland, Oregon, with plans to expand on both sides in the first half of 2018. The North California facilities will close. Read more from dmnews.com…
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