August 02, 2006 11:07 ET

Leading Open Source CRM Provider Centric CRM Hires Michael Harvey as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development

Michael Harvey to Lead Centric CRM's Ongoing Efforts to Build a Solution Provider Channel

NORFOLK, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2006 -- Centric CRM, developer of the most advanced Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system available, announced today that it has appointed Michael Harvey Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Corporate Development. In this role, Harvey will oversee worldwide marketing, product management and corporate development activities.

"We are very pleased to have Michael Harvey join our executive team," said David Richards, CEO for Centric CRM. "To have someone of this caliber join our company is yet more validation that the enterprise open source market is maturing rapidly and represents tremendous opportunities for those of us positioned to take advantage of it."

Harvey brings over 20 years of experience in business strategy and development within the technology industry to Centric CRM. As an independent consultant, Harvey has provided strategic planning services to leading technology companies such as Real Networks, Corbis Corporation and Microsoft, amongst others. Previously, he served in a variety of general management roles at Microsoft including helping to set up successful corporate reseller programs, and launching a new international business group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Harvey worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan on Wall Street, and as an industrial engineer for IBM.

"As the developer of a true enterprise-class application, Centric CRM is poised for very rapid growth as enterprises of all sizes embrace open source solutions," said Michael Harvey. "I am thrilled to be in the company of such a strong and talented team helping to drive the adoption of open source in the enterprise."

In addition to running general marketing activities for the company, Harvey will focus specifically on continuing to build upon Centric CRM's impressive momentum in establishing a global Solution Provider channel for the company's products. He will also lead the company's efforts with strategic partners.

"Michael has actually been with the company since February," laughed Tom Manos, CTO for Centric CRM. "He has made all of our lives so busy since then that we haven't had time to announce his appointment until now!"

About Centric CRM

Centric CRM is the developer of the world's most advanced open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Under development for almost seven years, Centric CRM comprises over 2-million lines of code. Its advanced Java/J2EE, web-based, and object-oriented architecture runs on all standards-based platforms. It's used today by Fortune 500 companies in large configurations and by thousands of smaller enterprises. Centric CRM includes all common CRM modules and adds significant capabilities such as Website Authoring, Enterprise Content Management, Project and Document Management, Customer Surveys, and advanced Help Desk functions.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact Centric CRM:
    Michael Harvey
    CMO and VP of Corporate Development
    Centric CRM
    Tel: 757.470.5502
    E-mail: Email Contact