Irvine , CA – Sep 07, 2010 – Sage North America announced today the appointment of Jon Witty as Vice President and General Manager of its Construction and Real Estate business in the Sage Business Solutions (SBS) division. A former Microsoft executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the technology and ERP markets including the construction and project management vertical, Mr. Witty is responsible for driving Sage’s business strategy and initiatives in the construction and real estate market. Sage is a leading global provider of business management applications and services for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) with more than 6.2 million customers worldwide.
Sage’s Construction and Real Estate business develops the market-leading Sage Timberline Office and Sage Master Builder products. In his new role, Mr. Witty reports to Robert Deshaies, Executive Vice President for Sage Business Solutions.
“Jon brings a wealth of industry and channel management experience to Sage,” said Robert Deshaies. “He has a strong understanding of the needs of the construction market and an outstanding focus on the business partner community and on customer needs. Those are the building blocks of our market-leading positions, making Jon an ideal addition to our team.”
Prior to joining Sage, Mr. Witty was with Microsoft as Regional Leader for Dynamics, accountable for partner strategy, group management, business development, marketing, and sales. Previously, he was Microsoft’s GM for the Northern California Area where he led sales, marketing, and services for all products and partner channels. Before working at Microsoft, Mr. Witty gained extensive experience and knowledge in software for the construction and project management industry and in business software with KPMG, SDG, Solomon, and Great Plains in roles including product marketing, pre-sales, sales, marketing, consulting services, and general management.
About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.
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