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.

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Is SAP Business ByDesign Channel Management In Disarray?

I hear that SAP’s Atlanta based Sr. Channel Development Manager, SAP Business ByDesign Dawn Jaeger left SAP as of about a week ago. In her capacity with SAP she was tasked with recruiting partners to represent SAP’s relatively new ByDesign SaaS offering.

Prior to joining SAP Dawn was with Infor and Navision in similar capacities.

She reportedly made the announcement channel-wide although her LinkedIn profile still indicates she is with SAP.

According to two sources she may not be the last of SAP’s North American ByDesign channel team to depart – though their destination is not yet known. Continue reading “Is SAP Business ByDesign Channel Management In Disarray?”

Laurie Schultz Out At Sage North America SVP and GM, Mid-Market ERP Solutions

New is filtering in that Laurie Schultz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mid-Market ERP Solutions, is leaving the company as of the end of the month. Laurie was in charge of the Mid-Market solutions which also included Sage ERP MAS90, MAS200, MAS500 and the newest ERP X3 lines as it was marketed in North America.

Laurie was recently spotlighted on the global ERP X3 conference call on May 26, 2011 where she was the only North America executive representing Sage  in explaining the Sage ERP X3 marketing plans.

Laurie joined Sage in October 2004 and previously worked at Intuit as VP of their Small Business Division. In recent years she had risen through the ranks as Sage spending a little over 2 years as GM of their Small Business Division before moving to become Senior VP and General Manager.

The June 2011 edition of Computer Dealer News named Laurie Schultz one of the top 20 women in the IT Channel.

Her bio (via LinkedIn) Includes:

P&L accountability for multi million dollar ERP software portfolio spanning 7 products (Accpac, MAS90, MAS500, X3, Pro, PFW, Active Planner), 600 employees, 100K customers, 2K Resellers, and 100 countries. Nominated one of Canada’s “Top 20 Women in the IT Channel” (

Confirmation from the company is still pending though numerous channel sources claim to have already been briefed on this change. UPDATE: Sage has released a formal announcement. Full copy after the break.

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