Friday, July 26, 2019
Industry Veteran Merlin Knott Joins IFS as Global Head of Channel
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the appointment of Merlin Knott as Global Head of Channel to continue the growth of the Company’s reseller and partner ecosystem.
Merlin brings with him more than 20 years of sales and business experience. Previously a Senior Vice President of Sales for SAP in Europe, he has also held senior entrepreneurial and sales positions at Cura Software, MicroStrategy, Ke Concepts and Sage Pastel Accounting.
“Partner strategy has never been so important for IFS,” explains Merlin. “While amongst the large enterprise software vendors revenues are stagnating, IFS is consistently delivering double digit growth. Our vision is for all customers to have choice as it relates to the deployment of our software. We also want them to have choice as it relates to the industry expertise and tier of partner. As such, there is a huge opportunity for our partners to share in our continued growth and success.”
IFS Chief Executive Officer, Darren Roos adds, “More than 50 per cent of our company’s license revenue is derived from new clients which represents a great opportunity for partners to extend their business with IFS. Our focus remains to enable our customers to deploy our software quickly and limit customization to enable an evergreen application, that costs less to run than the legacy alternatives. A healthy ecosystem of partners is essential to achieving this. I’m excited to have someone with Merlin’s experience on the team and look forward to his contribution to our growth.”