Sage Announces Joe Langner as EVP Midmarket and CRM Solutions

Sage have just announced the hiring of Joe Langner as the EVP of Midmarket and CRM Solutions. Joe comes to Sage from Ellie Mae where he more recently was EVP Sales and Client Services, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Sales Officer.

The hiring appears to be a consolidated replacement for SVP Midmarket Solutions Laurie Schultz who departed in July 2011 to accept  a CEO postion at ACL Services LTD and former EVP Joe Bergera, head of CRM for Sage North America, who departed Sage in March 2011 for CCH. is for a new role on Pascal Houillon’s executive team that has responsibility across both CRM and ERP. Dan Wilzoch, heading up CRM, will report to Joe as will the eventual ERP leader.

Full press release below.

Irvine, Calif. – October 19, 2011 – Sage North America announced today the appointment of Joe Langner as Executive Vice President of its Midmarket and CRM Solutions business effective October 31, 2011. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years’ experience, Mr. Langner will be responsible for driving Sage’s Midmarket business strategy and initiatives in ERP and CRM Solutions.

Sage is a leading global provider of business management applications and services for SMBs with more than 6.3 million customers worldwide. Sage’s Midmarket solutions include the Sage ERP lines, Sage CRM, and Sage SalesLogix that provide SMBs with choice of online and on-premises deployment. In his new role, Mr. Langner will report to Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon.

Prior to joining Sage, Mr. Langner was with Ellie Mae, a provider of enterprise solutions including an online network, software and services for the residential mortgage industry, where, since 2002, he held executive positions including EVP Sales and Client Services, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Langner was previously with Dun and Bradstreet for 16 years in instrumental roles that included General Manager of Small Business Solutions. He graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in genetics.

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