London, UK – 21st January 2014 - Red Commerce, the global provider of SAP Experts, has today announced the appointment of Andy McRae as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with immediate effect. Andy joins Red to further drive its expansion into new markets globally and to continue to build the company’s SAP consulting service lines.
Ivan Martin, Chairman at Red Commerce, said, “Andy has strong leadership credentials, sector knowledge and previous experience in all the major markets where Red Commerce is focusing its strategic growth objectives. These factors make him the ideal person to drive Red forward for the next phase of its evolution, as it looks to cement its leadership position in the SAP resource market and to develop further in Asia and the Americas.”
Andy has many years’ experience of human capital businesses, particularly specialist recruitment. He was previously the Managing Director of Hays’ international division and latterly Hays’ operations in the UK and Ireland. Most recently, Andy was based in Sydney, Australia, leading Australia’s largest specialist healthcare recruitment company.
He is an established business leader, with extensive multinational experience in the recruitment and professional services industries. He has held a number of senior board positions in both listed and private companies in CEO, MD and CFO roles. Andy has operated in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America and Asia Pacific.
Andy McRae, CEO at Red Commerce, said, “I am delighted to be joining Red Commerce at such an exciting point in its development. I look forward to working with our people and customers to optimise the clear opportunity that exists in our markets.”
Ivan Martin, Chairman at Red Commerce, said, “Red Commerce would like to place on record its gratitude to outgoing CEO, Richard Vercesi, who has left the business with immediate effect. Richard had been with Red Commerce for over a decade and was CEO for the last six years, making a considerable contribution to the development of the business.”
About Red Commerce
Since 1999, more than 1500 companies across 80 countries throughout the world have achieved SAP success with Red Commerce. This has been accomplished through the delivery of the right SAP expertise in the right place at the right time. Whether it is staffing SAP projects, managing global roll-out programs or building SAP Competency Centres, Red Commerce facilitates the intelligent, dependable and strategic matching of client and skilled SAP professionals. For more information, see www.redcommerce.com.