Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Unit4 in 2019, Mike spent more than three years as President of SAP SuccessFactors. He helped reposition the business to become a market leader with 29% growth quarter on quarter. Mike is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in executive management, from start-ups to senior leadership positions at Unisys, EDS Inc, Synstar PLC and NGA HR. The key thread throughout his career has been "People and Finance".
Chief Financial Officer
Gordon joined Unit4 in 2018 and has responsibility for finance, IT, legal affairs and business operations. Previously, Gordon held the position of CFO at TMF Group (a world leader in the provision of corporate, tax and HR services to businesses, in more than 80 countries). Before TMF, Gordon was CFO & head of offshore operations at Alexander Mann Solutions (a global leader in recruitment process outsourcing). He has also held CFO and non-executive roles in a number of public technology companies.
Chairman of the Board
Léo Apotheker became Chairman of the Unit4 Board in 2016. He has 29 years' experience in the technology industry and is currently Chairman of KMD in Denmark. He also holds positions as Vice Chairman and Lead Director for Schneider-Electric S.E, and Non-Executive Director at P2 and Nice Systems Inc. He is the former President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, and the former CEO of SAP.
Board member and co-Chairman
Chris Ouwinga has been a member of the Unit4 Board of Directors since 1986. He co-founded Unit4 in 1980 and under his leadership the company became one of Europe's leading suppliers of business software.
Adam Hale began his career at Accenture, where he spent 10 years running complex projects. He then became a headhunter and spent 16 years at Russell Reynolds, helping more than 200 technology firms and investors build their leadership teams and boards. He brought all his experience together when he became CEO of Fairsail, a global mid-market cloud HCM and people management software company. It became the UK’s fastest growing tech scale-up, growing from a £1m to a £10m ($12.5M) revenue business in three years. It was acquired for £115m by Sage in 2017. Adam currently holds a number of Board positions and serves as chairman of the DevOpsGroup. Within the Unit4 Board Adam will chair the Remuneration Committee.
Fred Wakeman is a Managing Partner of Advent International, joining in 1998 and has 19 years’ of private equity experience, as well as being a Non-Executive Board Member of KMD in Denmark, Oberthur Technologies in France and DFS in the United Kingdom. Fred was a Director in GE Capital's equity capital group, where he specialized in later-stage growth capital investments, primarily in the media and business services sectors in both the US and Europe. He previously held positions as Non-Executive Board Member at Radio 538, Radio Zet, HMV Media, Venere, Fat Face and Poundland.
John Woyton is a Director at Advent International, joining in 2009 from 3i Investments where he led technology, media and telecoms investment opportunities. He has over 14 years’ experience investing in the technology industry. John, who also currently holds a Board position at KMD in Denmark, began his career at UBS Investment Bank advising on capital raisings and M&A transactions in the telecoms sector, both in Asia and Europe. Previously John was an investment professional at The Carlyle Group where he was involved in a number of buyout investments and realizations in software, industrial technology, communications and technology services sub-sectors. In the past, he has held Board positions at Cameca, NP Aerospace and Orthogon Systems.