USA – Epicor Software Corporation has just announced the appointment of Stephen Murphy as CEO. The former president of Open-Text succeeds Joe Cowan, president and CEO, who is due to retire at the end of October 2017 and will also be stepping down from the board.
"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.” Murphy commented on his engagement. He added that together, Epicor will have the opportunity to build on their customer-centric culture of growth and take the company to the next level of success.
Chairman Herald Chen thanked Cowan for his service and support the last four years and looks forward to Epicor’s future growth with Murphy on board, saying: “He brings a strong customer-centric orientation, a growth mindset, and a proven track record of leadership.”
Murphy’s career spans over 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 implementations with Accenture and Procter & Gamble. As president at the $2 billion Open-Text, which specialises in enterprise information management, Murphy was at the helm for all customer-facing activities including sales, marketing, partners and alliances, global technical services, customer support, professional services, sales operations and cloud services. And, he was also instrumental in the completion and integration of four major acquisitions at Open-Text.
Murphy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis.