SOURCE: Kewill


July 17, 2015 09:00 ET

Kewill Appoints Paul Ilse to Board of Directors

Operating Partner With Francisco Partners Joins Board of Supply Chain Execution Software Provider as Non-Executive Director

CHELMSFORD, MA and MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 17, 2015) - Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has appointed Paul Ilse, Operating Partner at Francisco Partners, to its Board of Directors. Ilse joined Francisco Partners in 2015 with a focus on software and services.

Ilse brings nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience to the Kewill Board. His expertise in the technology sector includes roles in both public and private companies as well as extensive merger and acquisition experience. A highly successful executive, Ilse has worked with both early and later stage technology companies to drive operational success through revenue and EBITDA growth.

"Paul's addition to the Kewill Board brings us substantial industry expertise and an added perspective on our future vision for the company," said Robert J. Farrell, president and CEO of Kewill. "His background working with blue chip supply chain software companies will provide an essential ingredient as we roll out new plans to accelerate Kewill's growth, especially for our cloud-based offerings."

"Paul's strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business, coupled with that of Martin Hiscox who joined the Kewill Board in March 2013, is going to make an important and positive impact on the company and we are happy to welcome him as our newest board member," said Deep Shah, partner with Francisco Partners and Kewill Board member.

"I look forward to working together with the Kewill board and executive management team to deliver on their vision and long term objectives," said Ilse. "I am honored to have been asked to serve on the board of this great global company that is focused on helping customers achieve supply chain execution excellence."

Before joining Francisco Partners, Ilse was the chief executive officer of Aptean, a leading provider of enterprise application software solutions. Prior to Aptean, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of RedPrairie Holding, Inc., a former Francisco Partners portfolio company and provider of best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions, which merged with JDA Software, Inc. Previously, Ilse served as chief financial officer of BlueCube Software, Inc. from its inception to the acquisition of the business by RedPrairie.

Ilse currently serves on the finance committee for the Technology Association of Georgia. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ilse earned an M.S. in accounting from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Kewill
Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organisations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE® platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for over 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

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