Kirkland, WA, April 1, 2014 – Acumatica, the fastest-growing leader in Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for small and medium-sized companies, today announced the appointment of Richard Duffy as VP of Partner Strategy and Enablement, effective immediately.
Duffy, a former SAP Mentor and well-known ERP technology evangelist with years of experience in SAP, Microsoft, and Dynamics GP, will lead partner strategy and on-boarding for Acumatica.
“I’m excited to start this new journey with Acumatica,” said Duffy, who moved to the Kirkland area from Australia last month. “I’m a huge proponent of Cloud ERP and this opportunity to join the fastest-growing company in this space was too good to pass. I can’t wait to work with partners to help them get ramped up on our vision, our brand, and our products that will take them into the future!”
CEO Jon Roskill said: “Richard brings years of ERP experience to our already strong leadership team. With his appointment, and the partners who are sure to follow, together we are well positioned to disrupt this $60-billion market.”
Roskill was named CEO earlier last month and takes over the reins just as Acumatica posted 350% year-over-year revenue growth, doubled channel numbers to more than 270 partners worldwide, and acquired high-profile customers such as publicly-traded American firm Youngevity and Vietnamese beverage manufacturer Tan Hiep Phat Beverage Group.
Duffy added: “The draw of Acumatica is its solid technology and product roadmap that makes sense for an increasingly mobile and SaaS world. Acumatica’s 100-percent partner focus is unheard of in this industry and I believe, the best way to grow vertically and horizontally in this space.”
He started his career with his own ERP business for 13 years, moved to Great Plains Software and Microsoft for 6 years, before landing at SAP, where he held various roles over the past 11 years in partner enablement and evangelism. As a former SAP Mentor, Duffy is an influential and well-known ERP champion who has also partnered with a recognizable brand, “Duct Tape Marketing” to help partners all around the world build more effective marketing strategies. He is also an active blogger and social media participant with a strong online following.
“I’ve been in this space for more than 20 years and Acumatica is where the future is,” said Duffy. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and jump in. I am keen to help our partners get certified, start selling, and grow together!”
Founded in 2008, Acumatica is the fastest-growing provider of highly customizable, cloud based ERP applications for small and midsized businesses, offering financial management, distribution, CRM and project accounting suites. Acumatica Cloud Platform, the company’s technology development platform, gives ISVs and OEMs a rapid, cost-effective means of developing and integrating cloud-based apps, using industry-standard tools. The privately-held company’s products are delivered through a global channel-partner network of VARs, ISVs, and OEMs. Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Acumatica maintains offices in Washington DC, Moscow, and Singapore. Acumatica has affiliate offices in Indonesia and Mexico. Acumatica is sold through resellers in the US, Canada, UK, Africa, the Middle East, India and various countries in Southeast Asia. In the Nordic countries and the Netherlands, Acumatica is sold as part of Visma.net; and in Australia and New Zealand, Acumatica is sold under MYOB’s brand name.