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Meet our Global Leadership Team

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Mike Ettling

Chief Executive Officer

I’m a CEO, Investor, builder of world-class teams, champion of diversity and continuous learner, and I’m passionate about people. From my first leadership role in the Boy Scouts, to exec positions in the tech industry, my career has revolved around elevating, engaging and enabling people. I joined Unit4 to get the market as excited in our unique approach to enterprise tech as I am. We’re building systems that change how people experience work, and the impact will be huge.

Outside of work I’m a family man, a Liverpool supporter, and a proud South African.

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Gordon Stuart

Chief Financial Officer

I’ve worked across a diverse range of businesses serving global markets and truly believe that finance is critical to leading change. The CFO’s leadership responsibilities and opportunities have grown beyond managing finances, measuring performance and delivering reports. I learned early on that a holistic understanding of the business and industry is essential to driving growth and success.

I spend my discretionary time with my family and watching and playing sports – some more successfully than others.

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Jeremias Jansson

Chief Sales Officer

Through my career, I’ve learned the importance of honesty, hard work and having fun. Also, the importance of being nice to people. I’ve worked with some amazing people who have coached me and been honest about my faults, one being that I work too much. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day, so use them wisely. Today my obsession is how we make our customers and their customers as successful as possible.

Cooking is my passion and I love to learn new things to prepare and serve to friends and family!

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Lisa Dodman

Chief People Success Officer

The experience our people have at work and how they’re supported in their career journeys is a subject I’m passionate about. We enable our people to define who they want to be by empowering them to drive their own success through the opportunities they create, giving them an extraordinary environment that inspires them.

I learn a lot from my two strong, independent daughters who make me proud every day.

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Julie Knight

Chief Marketing Officer

Most of my career has focused on people and the technology that drives people performance and development.

Our customers understand that the way people experience enterprise technology is critical, as they fight to retain the best talent. I’m a people person and a true believer in the power of diversity.

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James Shand

Chief Customer Officer

My background is in leading the efforts of major global businesses to better understand and deliver on their customers’ needs. Customer engagement and success are pivotal to Unit4’s continued growth and success too, as we elevate the whole enterprise software People Experience. I relish the opportunity to lead this transformation and build the organization required to support and delight Unit4 customers at every touch point.

Away from work, I am a petrolhead and keen motorsport enthusiast and also enjoy spending time with my family in the UK and South Africa.

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Dmitri Krakovsky

Chief Product Officer

My passion is to use technology towards building products that help companies run their businesses better. For decades, enterprise customers have been asking for flexible light-touch systems designed for their specific needs, that allow them to move fast, be resilient, and adaptable. Throughout my career at Google, SAP SuccessFactors, Yahoo!, and QuickBooks, I’ve focused on building such applications. New-wave technologies – cloud, machine learning, micro-services, APIs – mean we have an opportunity to advance this goal in a major way.

Originally a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, I now have my home in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, two boys and three dogs.

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Claus Jepsen

Chief Technology Officer

I’ve been fascinated by technology since age 14: from my first Tandy TRS Model 1, through to developing cloud-based, super-scalable solutions and bringing innovative technologies such as AI, chatbots, and predictive analytics to ERP. We really can now have better, non-invasive and pervasive solutions — to improve People Experience and help us focus on what we truly love.

My spare time is spent with family and friends. I can often be found road biking to stay in shape, and I love experiencing different cultures through traveling.

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Beata Wright

EVP/Global Head of Partner Ecosystems

People are at the heart of Unit4’s vision. Simplifying, harmonizing and globalizing partner relationships is my focus, defining a new vision of "What’s possible" and capturing value for everyone involved. I’m passionate about building teams to support accelerated growth, and learning and collaborating with people to ensure continuous improvements.

My professional life takes me away from home quite a bit, so during my downtime I enjoy spending time with my family boating the lakes of Muskoka in the summer, and in the winter months (which is a good portion of the year in Canada) we hit the slopes.

Regional Presidents

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John Gregitis

Regional President, North America

Throughout my career, I’ve focused on building highly effective teams and I’ve worked with some inspiring people. Helping the overall team succeed, meeting customers and getting to know exactly what value we can deliver to change their world, drives the passion I have for my work. I’m excited about the growth opportunity for Unit4 in North America.

That passion to succeed extends to my life outside work. I have four sporty and competitive kids and a very understanding wife. I find a lot of joy in winning and in the pursuit of winning and I seem to have passed that trait on to them.

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Chris Richards

Regional President, UK & Ireland

Having spent 25 years in enterprise software, my greatest achievements and most satisfying roles have always involved developing, coaching and supporting people. Watching my teams enjoy their successes, knowing I have helped in some way, is the greatest feeling and motivation for heading out to work every day.

My time outside work is spent with my 3 children. I’m also an Everton Fan, so I do enjoy watching the football if my children will let me!

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Katarina Gunnarsson

Regional President, Nordics

Working together and being able to clearly motivate, inspire, be honest and create commitment with our employees, customers and partners is something that I think is important in my leadership and that has always been important to me, throughout my 20+ years in both the international and Nordic organization.

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Andy Brockhoff

Regional President, Asia Pacific

I have been extremely lucky in my career to have worked across North America, Asia, and Europe for some amazing organizations. What it has taught me is that people make the difference. We are building a people-centric business in Asia Pacific to help our customers achieve a better experience for their employees and customers. I love driving change, delivering results and building teams. And we are truly building an amazing team here.

Outside of work I am a family man; love sport and time with friends.

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Lode Maris

Regional President, Western Europe

Having fun will always be one of the most important drivers in both my professional and personal life. Building a strong performing team with a demonstrated history of achieving results is what I live for. My passion for developing and coaching people, along with my competitive nature have made sales a rewarding career.

Outside of work I recharge by spending time with my family and friends, and taking time for sports including cycling, running, soccer and skiing.

Why Unit4

Discover the advantages of transforming your enterprise software People Experience. It’s how work should feel.

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