Epicor Software CEO to retire, Stephen Murphy steps in

The board of directors appoints Stephen Murphy as CEO

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Epicor Software CEO to retire, Stephen Murphy steps in  Stephen Murphy, new CEO, Epicor
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 4, 2017

Epicor Software Corporation's president and chief executive officer Joe Cowan will be stepping down from his role and his position on the Epicor board of directors to retire at the end of the month.

The board of directors has appointed Stephen Murphy, the former president of OpenText, to the role of CEO.

Cowan said: "Over the past four years, we have built a strong executive management team with a mix of proven industry leaders from inside and outside of the organisation. I'm proud of our accomplishments enhancing the customer experience, delivering high quality solutions that empower our customers around the world to grow business, and the many milestones achieved on our cloud transformation journey. I am confident that the board, the team and Stephen will continue to drive Epicor to new heights."

On his new appointment, Murphy added: "I am extremely excited to join the Epicor team and have the opportunity to lead this incredible company. Epicor is poised for greatness-with a strong global team of more than 3,700 employees all focused on the customer experience and delivering innovative products, services and support that enable businesses to grow with ease. Together, we have an amazing opportunity ahead to build on our customer-centric culture of growth and take the company to the next level of success."

Before joining Epicor, Murphy served as president of OpenText, where he was responsible for all customer-facing activities including sales, marketing, partners and alliances, global technical services, customer support, professional services, sales operations and cloud services.

His career spans more than 20 years in the technology sector including sales and operations leadership positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Manugistics, as well as manufacturing and distribution experience leading global logistics and supply chain strategy and major enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations with Accenture and Procter & Gamble.

Murphy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis.

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