Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business enterprise solutions, has named Pervez Qureshi as its CEO, effective immediately. Qureshi served as CEO and president of Activant Solutions Inc., which was combined with Epicor following the acquisition of both companies by funds advised by Apax Partners. The deal closed on May 16, 2011.
Qureshi has served in the role of president and CEO at Activant since 2006. In 2004, he was named Activant’s chief operating officer and executive VP. Prior to Activant, Qureshi was president and founder of a management consulting company. He has also held senior positions at Harvest Software, Metaphor Computer Systems, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Epicor also announced the appointment of Kathy Crusco as executive VP and CFO. Crusco joined the former Activant in May 2007, and brings more than 20 years of experience serving in a variety of financial roles at Documentum Inc., Adaptec and Price Waterhouse. Previously, Crusco served as VP of Worldwide Finance for Polycom.
Former Epicor chairman, president and CEO George Klaus will retain the role of chairman and continue to play an important part in the company’s strategic development, according to the announcement.
Epicor Software Corp. delivers business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. Its products include enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), supply chain management (SCM) and human capital management (HCM) solutions.