Phil Duff, Co-Founder and current CEO, will now serve as Executive Chairman
Johannesburg, 1 September 2022 – SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announces that Jaco Maritz has been named global CEO, while co-founder Phil Duff will be stepping into the role of Executive Chairman. Supported by a strong executive team, Maritz will drive the business strategy and vision while overseeing the daily operations of the company. SYSPRO will remain a privately-owned business.
Duff confirmed that Maritz’s appointment is a result of a transition plan that was implemented when he took on the Chief Operations Officer role in 2019. During his tenure as COO, Maritz has been responsible for the company’s business operations, leading key initiatives, implementing new policies and procedures, SYSPRO’s financial strategy and driving the company wide strategy and priorities.
“Jaco is an exceptional leader and has been the driving force behind the global alignment of our strategy and vision. He lives our shared values of integrity, customer and partner success, and has created an empowered team globally that adds value at every touch point,” says Duff.
As Executive Chairman, Duff will continue to provide leadership, while passing on his institutional knowledge and expertise to the SYSPRO development teams. He will also oversee the board’s activity as well as the external decision and policy-making of the business, while giving Maritz flexibility to run the company.
“It is an honor to lead SYSPRO as we look at accelerating our business across the globe,” says Maritz. “Our customer and partner success and experience are at the heart of everything we do. As trusted advisors, we look at delivering solutions and services that the manufacturing and distribution industries we serve. I am extremely optimistic about what we will achieve as a business,” concludes Maritz.
SYSPRO is a leading, global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider specializing in key manufacturing and distribution industries. For over 40 years, SYSPRO’s team of specialists have continued to address unique industry needs and enable customers to easily adapt and grow. The solution is scalable and can be deployed in the cloud, on-premise, or both, and accessed via the web on any device to provide customers with choice and flexibility.
SYSPRO remains focused on the success of partners and customers. Our evolving solutions are aligned with industry trends to leverage emerging technology that will enable partners and customers in securing a digital future.
With more than 15,000 licensed companies in over 60 countries across six continents –SYSPRO offers guidance and support every step of the way as a trusted advisor.
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