Unit4, a cloud leader in people-based ERP, today announced the appointment of Chris Richards as Regional President, UK and Ireland. Chris joins Unit4 from cloud software provider Workday, where she successfully led the business to significantly outperform growth expectations within the UKI Commercial market.
Prior to Workday, Chris spent more than five years at Software AG where she grew the business with an unprecedented 7-fold increase, before moving on to become the VP and General Manager of the UKI business. During her career, Chris has worked with both small and enterprise software providers including Citrix and Compuware.
In her new role, she will deliver on the in-region strategy and drive sales across the UK and Ireland, while sitting within the Global Leadership Team. Chris will build on Unit4’s new corporate focus on the strategic concept of “People Experience” in the region, creating success through the experiences of Unit4’s own people as well as everyone who touches its customers’ ecosystem.
"Unit4 is a business with differentiating technology and a great culture, where I can focus my efforts on helping people achieve personal, as well as business growth.”Chris Richards, Regional Leader UKI, Unit4
Chris Richards, Regional Leader UKI, Unit4, said:
“It’s an exciting time for everyone at Unit4 as we challenge the market to be the cloud leader in people-centric ERP. Unit4 is a business with differentiating technology and a great culture, where I can focus my efforts on helping people achieve personal, as well as business growth.”
Mike Ettling, CEO, Unit4, said:
“Our entire approach to business revolves around helping people focus on the meaningful work that helps them feel fulfilled. Chris believes her team should be free to speak out, challenge and be trusted, with a clear understanding that fully engaged employees drive customer success. That, combined with her cloud company experience and industry expertise, make her a perfect fit for Unit4.”
Photography of Chris is available here.