IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses, announced today the appointment of Rich Spring as Chief Revenue Officer. Reporting to Sage North America President and CEO Pascal Houillon, Spring will have responsibility for the New Customer Acquisition Group, focusing on new revenue growth targets while adding greater value to Sage customers.

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Spring joins Sage after years as an executive level sales and marketing leader with Symantec Corporation. His past responsibilities include leading its Americas sales efforts, as well as global strategic and vertical sales and marketing efforts. During his tenure with Symantec, he demonstrated an unwavering commitment to top-line revenue growth while simultaneously securing greater operational performance and higher customer loyalty scores.

"I'm excited to be part of the Sage team, working to support businesses as they manage their operations and realize their growth aspirations," said Spring. "I look forward to bringing my experience in developing and implementing sales programs across global markets to evolve the Sage business."

"Rich's depth of experience and proven track record of success in driving strategic sales initiatives will be invaluable to Sage," said Houillon. "His understanding of the challenges that businesses face will further help position Sage offerings so that our customers can grow and thrive."

Spring's past roles also include that of Consulting Advisor for Pritzker Group Venture Capital and sales leadership roles with Veritas Software Corporation.

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We provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient business management software and services -- from accounting and payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has millions of customers and approximately 13,000 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil.

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Melody Chalaban
Sage North America
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