Donald Deshaies Joins Sage as Vice President of Channel Management

Donald Deshaies Joins Sage as Vice President of Channel Management 
FOR: Sage 
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 
Donald Deshaies Joins Sage as Vice President of Channel Management 
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - February 12, 2014) -  Sage North America today
announced the appointment of Donald Deshaies as vice president of channel
management. Sage is a leading global provider of accounting, ERP and other
business management applications and services for small and medium-sized
businesses, with more than 3 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. 
With over 20 years of experience in the technology space comprising ERP and CRM
as well as cloud and on-premises software and services, Donald's knowledge
and expertise will lead the Sage channel organization and support the Sage
brand experience for partners and customers. He will be responsible for
continuing the organization's growth strategy to strengthen the Sage
channel, working with partners to create lasting innovation through its product
portfolio and programs. 
"Sage has a rich heritage in working closely with partners as well as a
focus on customer experience, and I'm very excited to be a part of
that," commented Donald Deshaies, the new vice president of channel
management for Sage. "I'm looking forward to collaborating with the
Sage ecosystem to evolve the Sage business and, particularly, to work in ERP
and CRM -- areas about which I am very passionate, especially with the
transformation to services and the accessibility that mobile solutions
"Donald will be a tremendous asset to our team," said Joe Langner,
executive vice president and general manager, mid-market solutions for Sage.
"Donald's breadth of experience in senior management roles at
companies that range from start-ups to early stage companies to multinationals
demonstrates his deep understanding of businesses and the challenges they face.
I am confident about the potential that Donald brings to our team and the new
opportunities that he'll soon introduce to Sage partners." 
Prior to Sage, Donald managed businesses and teams with a focus on
international alliances, channel strategy, channel management, operations, as
well as program and project management. His breadth of experience in management
ranges across work with tech start-ups, early stage companies and
multinationals including Microsoft, Great Plains Software and Solomon Software.
Donald's previous roles include global director of partner strategy,
general manager and vice president of channel management. He also brings great
depth of experience working with customers in professional services,
distribution, manufacturing, public sector and retail. 
About The Sage Group plc 
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 over 6 million customers and more than
12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland
Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil. For further
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Press contact:
Melody Chalaban
Sage North America
INDUSTRY:  Computers and Software - Software 
-0- Feb/12/2014 20:30 GMT
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