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Unit4 Appoints SVP Product Strategy, Portfolio & Operations

Utrecht, Netherlands, 

Unit4, a world leader in enterprise systems for services organizations, announces the appointment of Mike McCarthy as Senior Vice President Product Strategy, Portfolio and Operations.

Mike has more than 28 years IT software, hardware and services industry experience working in various roles with IBM including VP of Cloud Computing responsible for cloud strategy and investment. He joins Unit4 from Blackbaud where he was VP Product Management responsible for a portfolio of SaaS offerings with a focus on transforming product operations, optimizing the portfolio, and developing a growth strategy. He successfully established a global product management team and product operational process during his time there, helping to drive SaaS revenue growth >40% annually, and developed and drove execution of a vertically-based long term portfolio growth strategy.

Mike is a proven leader with global experience designing innovative business strategies and managing offerings across the entire product lifecycle. These skills will help drive Unit4’s innovation initiatives designed to help service industry customers generate rapid strategic value from their solutions.

“Mike has the skills and experience we need to drive Unit4’s product strategy and innovation to new levels, and to refine our approach to managing our product portfolio,” said Jeremy Roche, Chief Product Officer at Unit4. “We are focused on maximizing our services industry expertise, particularly in Higher Education, Professional Services, Public Services, and Not-for-Profit, to create packaged solutions that deliver rapid, industry specific value to our customers. Mike joins us at an exciting time when we are delivering new self-driving user experiences with simpler user access to our solutions. He will be central to furthering our innovation efforts.”

“I’m impressed by Unit4’s commitment to delivering industry specific value to services organizations through its solutions,” said Mike McCarthy. “This opportunity comes at a time when the ‘Everything as a Service’ (XaaS) economy casts core modernization in an entirely new light. Unit4 is supporting the broader operational and business efforts of its customers, so they can create greater efficiencies and engage customers, employees, and business partners in new ways. I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Mike is based in Texas, USA, with responsibility for global product strategy. Photography is available to download.

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