Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, today announced the appointment of Derren Nisbet as Managing Director for its UK and Ireland operations. Derren succeeds Helen Sutton, who stepped down in October.
Derren, who takes up his new role on 5th January 2016, joins Unit4 from GT Nexus, a cloud based supply chain provider where he spent two years as Senior Vice President of EMEA. Prior to this Derren held a number of senior management positions at Oracle, with the most recent being European Vice President Edge applications.
Speaking about his appointment, Derren said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Unit4. The focus on people centricity, ease of use and making self-driving enterprise software mainstream, combined with its strategy to provide innovative cloud, mobile, analytics and social collaboration ERP, is highly compelling to all of its service-based clients and prospects. In the post-16 education sector for example, Unit4 will be the first vendor to provide a much needed refresh of student management systems using next-generation technology. This will provide Universities with the competitive edge they need to attract and retain digitally native students in what is now a highly competitive market. Unit4 is taking a fresh approach to delivering a new kind of ERP built for the digital cloud age providing all our service-based markets with tangible business benefits.”
Derren brings a wealth of experience that will enable Unit4 in the UK and Ireland to deliver on its growth objectives as Stephan Sieber, Executive Vice President Chief Sales Officer for Unit4, outlined: “Derren has spent over 20 years in the IT industry. As a result he has an exceptional understanding of evolving market dynamics and customer demand and combines this market awareness with a solid appreciation and knowledge of technological innovation and complex project management. Derren has a strong focus on putting people first, working with customers, partners and internal teams to deliver relevant, industry specific solutions backed up by first class customer service and support. We feel very fortunate to have Derren in the team and look forward to working with him in 2016 and beyond.”