May 09, 2011 13:00 ET

Sage North America Executive Team Expands Customer Focus

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Sage North America announced today an update to its executive team, introducing broader business unit representation designed to further improve customer focus, enhance cross-business collaboration and streamline decision-making within customer markets.

The Sage North America executive team now includes direct representation of business units for Small Business Accounting Solutions, Mid-Market Business Solutions, and Specialty Solutions. A North America Strategy role has also been added. These roles augment the existing executive leadership which includes leaders for the company's Healthcare Solutions and Payment Solutions business units, as well as for key management functions: finance, human resources, marketing, legal, information services and technology.

Additions to Sage North America executive leadership are:

  • Connie Certusi, Executive Vice President, Small Business Accounting Solutions
  • Robert Deshaies, Executive Vice President, Specialty Solutions
  • Himanshu Palsule, Executive Vice President, North America Strategy

In addition, a new executive leader representing Mid-Market Solutions, including CRM, ERP, Channel and Customer Support, is expected to be announced in the near future. Laurie Schultz continues as SVP and general manager of the Mid-Market ERP business unit and Tom Miller as VP channel management, both reporting to CEO Pascal Houillon in the interim and to the new Mid-Market Solutions leader once appointed.

"Sage's history is deeply connected with understanding customer needs and delivering solutions that help them to be successful," said Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon. "The executive team members bring the voices of diverse customer groups to the table with a focus on collaboration and decision-making that places the customer at the center of everything we do."

Information about the Sage North America leadership team is located at

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Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,

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