Laserfiche promotes Karl Chan to the position of Chief Executive Officer

Karl Chan, Chief Executive Officer at Laserfiche

Laserfiche, an SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation, announced that CEO Chris Wacker will retire as CEO effective Aug. 1, 2022. Wacker will retain his position as chairman of the board of directors. Karl Chan, currently president and CTO will assume the position of CEO, taking on the leadership of the firm.

On top of the CEO reshuffle, Laserfiche also announced that Peter Wayman will be stepping into the role of president, and Michael Allen will be appointed chief technology officer.

What were the executive’s thoughts on the reshuffle?

Commenting on the appointment, Chris Wacker said, “Karl is an extraordinary business leader and visionary technologist who has been instrumental in Laserfiche’s success for the past 30 years. The organisation is entering a new era of accelerated innovation and digital transformation, and Karl is well positioned to lead Laserfiche to continued global growth.”

Chris Wacker has been with Laserfiche for 35 years and has played an instrumental role in building the Laserfiche business worldwide. His commitment to customer and business innovation has led the company to consistent grow worldwide across multiple industries.

What does Karl bring to Laserfiche in his new role?

Chan has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. As a leader in Laserfiche’s development department, he played a key role in the development of Laserfiche business process automation and forms, as well as the company’s focus on Laserfiche Cloud.

He has a master’s degree in computer science and bachelor’s degree in engineering. In 2015, Chan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

“I’m honored to be selected to lead Laserfiche, a company that has been a tech pioneer since its beginnings. The rapid pace of change we are seeing today means that there is abundant need for process automation and digital transformation. I’m excited to drive the delivery of innovative solutions that will empower our customers and enrich the world,” said Chan.