Epicor Names Pervez Qureshi CEO

Kathy Crusco named Executive Vice President and CFO.

www.epicor.comEpicor Software Corporation today announced Silicon Valley technology leader Pervez Qureshi as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Epicor, effective immediately.

Qureshi brings over 20 years of management experience in the software and technology industry. Since 2006, Qureshi has 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 which was completed on May 16, 2011. Qureshi cultivated a "customer for life" culture at Activant that was based on providing outstanding service and support, resulting in industry leading customer retention and satisfaction. Under his management, the company also built a clear leadership position in a number of distribution and retail vertical markets.

"The new Epicor is a true global leader in industry-specific business applications software with over 33,000 customers in more than 150 countries," said Qureshi. "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our newly combined company through its next phase of growth, and build on the momentum of market leadership, innovation and a customer-focused culture that is our shared heritage. Above all, I look forward to working with an immensely talented team of over 4,000 employees to deliver even greater value to the customers and markets we serve – from manufacturing, distribution and services, to hardgoods and softgoods retailing."

The company also announced the appointment of Kathy Crusco as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Epicor. Crusco joined the former Activant in May 2007, and brings over 20 years of experience serving in a variety of financial roles at Documentum Inc., Adaptec and Price Waterhouse LLP. Previously, Crusco served as Vice President of Worldwide Finance for Polycom Inc. She graduated from California State University of Chico with a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.

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. "As CEO of Epicor since 1996, George has been instrumental in building Epicor into a global provider of end-to-end business software solutions. We look forward to continuing to benefit from the insight, knowledge and perspective that George's more than 30 years of software technology industry experience will bring to the company and to the board," said Wright.

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