Beata Wright will run the company’s partner programs
Enterprise software maker Unit4 has tapped Beata Wright, a former executive at such companies as PeopleDoc and WorkForce software, to head its global channel program.
The Lowdown: As executive vice president and global head of Unit4’s partner ecosystems and a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team, Wright will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s partner efforts, from determining and managing a strategy and go-to-market plans to sales engagements, marketing, and competitive positioning.
The Details: Unit4, founded in 1980, offers a range of enterprise software and services that can be used both in the cloud and on premises. The company, based in the Netherlands and with more than two-dozen regional offices in North America, Europe, and other geographies, is best known for such products as its Unit4 Business World enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Unit4 Financials for financial management, and Unit4 PSA Suite for professional services automation.
Unit4 focuses its efforts on such areas as professional services, education, public services, and the non-profit space.
Background: Wright brings 18 years in the tech industry, most recently spending almost two years as senior vice president of global alliances with PeopleDoc, a cloud-based human resources service provider. Prior to that, she helped lead the global alliance programs at WorkForce Software, a workforce management solution company.
The Buzz: ”People are at the heart of Unit4’s vision,” Wright said. “Simplifying, harmonizing, and globalizing its partner relationships will ensure customers’ needs come first and that we help solve a variety of complex business needs with an enhanced portfolio of solutions and services.”
”Strategic partnerships are vital to extend our reach into new markets and geographies and build on our market leading position,” Unit4 CEO Mike Ettling said. ”I’m delighted to welcome Beata to the team. Her technical and market knowledge, combined with her experience building global partner ecosystems, will cement our position as the leading ERP provider for people-led industries.”