Pegasystems Appoints Scott Leader as Executive Director for Australia and New Zealand
Pega opens Canberra office to service growing portfolio of federal government customers
SYDNEY – 22 July, 2014 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company powering the digital enterprise with Better Business Software®, today announced it has appointed Scott Leader as executive director for Pega Australia and New Zealand. Leader will be responsible for managing the growth of the Australian and New Zealand business, including Pega’s new Canberra office, which has just opened to service the company’s growing portfolio of federal government customers.
Leader has more than 15 years of software sales and management experience in financial services, the public sector and corporate industries. He joins Pegasystems from SunGard, where he was the managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Leader will report into Pegasystems’ Vice President and Managing Director for the Asia Pacific Region, Luke McCormack.
“I’m looking forward to working with the outstanding Pegasystems team in the A/NZ region, which has realised significant business growth over the past five years. Pega’s software is fulfilling a very real need among today’s businesses as they embrace digital transformation,” said Leader. “Likewise, the opening of our new Canberra office is being fuelled by the governments’ need to service customers in the digital world through non-traditional channels, such as mobile and online, and within the confines of their legacy systems and reduced budgets.”
“Scott brings a strong strategic vision, an extensive network of contacts and a detailed appreciation of the global business challenges and landscape that Pega operates in,” said McCormack. “His proven track record of growing software companies makes him a great addition to Pega’s A/NZ team.”
In addition to the new Canberra office, Pegasystems has established offices in Sydney and Melbourne.
Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.
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