simPRO appoints Gary Specter as new CEO

Business management software company simPRO has appointed Gary Specter as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Executive Chairman Bruce Gordon says simPRO’s board appointed Specter after a thorough and extensive review, and declared him “a dynamic, growth-driven leader with proven success in building strong teams, driving revenue, and exceeding financial and customer expectations”.

“Gary possesses the qualifications and expertise to lead simPRO into its next stage of success,” Gordon says. “He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to his new role, with a strong operational and transformational track record at customer-focused organisations.”

Specter has also been instrumental in driving SaaS (software as a service) growth in emerging markets, enabling and scaling partner ecosystems and driving profitability, says simPRO.

Specter served in leadership roles at Adobe, Magento, NetSuite and IBM, and was president at before moving to simPRO. While in this leadership role, Specter was instrumental in increasing revenue to more than $200 million in annual recurring revenue.

“I’m extremely excited to join simPRO,” Specter says. “I am coming on board at an exciting time in the company’s journey. My goal is to build on the strong foundation of the company and lead simPRO to the next level.”

The company says it has more than 200,000 users working in commercial and residential trades worldwide, and allows field services businesses to gain control of the entire customer life-cycle, from initial contact to final payment. The company supports more than 8,000 businesses and 200,000 users worldwide in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security and fire protection industries, and boasts more than 700 employees in six global offices. Its headquarters are in Brisbane, Australia.

Read the company profile of simPRO at HVAC&R Search.

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