Epicor Software Corporation recently announced the appointment of Joseph L. Cowan as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Cowan succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is stepping down from the position. Qureshi also is departing from the Epicor Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Epicor, Cowan served as President and CEO of Online Resources, an online banking and payment solutions provider, until it was acquired by ACI Worldwide in March 2013. He also served as CEO of Interwoven, Inc., a content management software provider, until Autonomy Corporation plc purchased the company in 2009. Throughout his career, Cowan also served in a variety of leadership roles at EXE Technologies, Invensys/Baan and Manugistics.
Cowan also will be appointed to the Epicor Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased that Joe Cowan has joined Epicor as its new CEO and will be leading the company in its next phase of growth,” said Jason Wright, a member of the Epicor Board of Directors. “Joe is a proven executive and strong leader who is highly respected within the technology industry. He possesses outstanding strategic vision and exceptional commercial and operational skills having led a number of major software companies to new levels of growth and profitability.”