London, October 1, 2013, – Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that creates and deploys data-driven business applications that are unlimited by device or cloud, has appointed Mark Armstrong to the position of Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In his new role, he will be responsible for driving business across the region to ensure its successful growth and the achievement of its business goals. Armstrong, who joined Progress in 2008, was most recently a Regional Vice-President in the UK and EMEA and previously held other global management roles.
With more than 25 years’ of technology and software sales experience, Armstrong brings a wealth of expertise to his new role, including in the areas of strategic business development and the development of new market opportunities. Prior to joining Progress Software he was Sales and Marketing Director at LexisNexis Visualfiles and also served as Managing Director of B2BSolutionsOnline.
Andy Zupsic, Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations, at Progress Software, said: “Our customers and partners throughout the EMEA region are facing the challenge of having to develop and deploy applications faster than ever before and are turning to Progress technologies to rapidly turn their business ideas into reality. Mark’s extensive experience with Progress and our customers and partners will be invaluable as we build these relationships further and engage new partners in the region with our innovative solutions.”
Commenting on his appointment Mark Armstrong said: “Progress Software has a long tradition for building strong relationships with its customers and partners built on a foundation of helping them increase productivity and efficiency. I believe that there’s a great opportunity for us across the region and am looking forward to the challenge of being able to offer more and more organisations the means to be able to leverage cloud, mobile and other technologies for impactful business applications that can be deployed and accessed on whichever platform they choose.”
About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.