Progress Software appoints new senior vice president and CFO
Jan 04, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Progress Software Corporation, a company that enables the development, deployment and management of business applications, has appointed Chris Perkins as its senior vice president, finance & administration and CFO, effective February 1, 2013.
As CFO, Perkins will be a member of the company's executive leadership team, reporting to Phil Pead, President and CEO, and will oversee the company's global finance and accounting operations. Upon appointment as CFO, Mr Perkins will replace Melissa Cruz, who previously informed the company of her intention to retire, although Ms Cruz will remain with the company for a limited period of time thereafter to assist with the transition.
Mr Perkins is an experienced technology industry executive with global experience and operational responsibilities across finance, corporate development, investor relations, human resources and information technology for publicly traded software companies. Prior to joining Progress, he served as CFO at Eclipsys Corporation, and Per-Se Technologies. At both Per-Se and at Emageon, Inc., Mr Perkins also served as the COO. He began his career at Arthur Andersen.
"We are very excited to add Chris's operational and financial acumen to the company's executive team," said Mr Pead. "I've known and worked with Chris for some time, and he brings an impressive mix of leadership, financial management skills, and broad operational experience that will be invaluable as we continue to transform Progress in 2013."
Mr Pead added, "Additionally, I would like to thank Melissa Cruz for her dedication and hard work during her time here. We all wish her well in all her future endeavors."
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