AVEVA, a global industrial software firm, has strengthened its leadership team announcing four new senior executive roles as the company drives forward its new business model. The news follows the announcement in March of the company’s Chief Executive Officer Caspar Herzberg, who took over the top job at AVEVA from Peter Herweck, now its chairperson. Herweck officially started as CEO of parent company Schneider Electric on May 4, 2023.
What do the appointees bring to AVEVA in their roles?
Sue Quense, currently AVEVA’s Senior Vice President of Americas, takes on the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Quense, based in Philadelphia, USA, has extensive expertise having spent over three decades in software sales leadership roles. She was a driving force at OSIsoft, which merged with AVEVA in 2021 to meet the expanding industrial intelligence of global enterprises and accelerate the evolution of the connected industrial economy.
Marco Mueller, a long-time technology industry leader, joins AVEVA as Chief Marketing Officer and will be based in London, UK. Prior to joining AVEVA as CMO, Marco Mueller was formerly Senior Vice President Global Demand Marketing at ServiceNow, a leading cloud computing platform company headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, for two and half years.
Prior, Marco spent over a decade in marketing executive roles with SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software where he led marketing teams. He began his career as a management consultant at Accenture in the high tech and consumer products industries.
With AVEVA’s goal to support end-to-end product innovation, the research & development (R&D) function and project delivery services will come together with the Business Units and Portfolio Management teams under the leadership of Rob McGreevy, Chief Product Officer.
Iju Raj, who has spent the last five years heading up AVEVA’s cloud platform, takes on the role of Executive Vice President for R&D and will report to McGreevy. Based in India, Raj will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operations of research and development (R&D), driving efficient development processes, programs, and software innovation.
What do the appointments mean for AVEVA?
Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA, said: “This is a pivotal moment in AVEVA’s 55-year heritage as a leading innovator of software and industrial sustainability. We are undergoing a portfolio-wide transition to a subscription-based business model, and I’m delighted to be adding such expertise and experience to the top table to further strengthen our growth plans.”
“To accelerate access to modern solutions and meet dynamic business needs, clients can trade-in their existing perpetual licenses for subscriptions spanning any mix of cloud, hybrid, and on-premises solutions across the design-operate-optimize industrial lifecycle. Sue, Marco, Rob and Iju will be vital in further enhancing our leadership team and driving growth.”