SimPro Software, which makes project management software, has received a $31 million investment from New York-based Level Equity. Level Equity will remain a minority investor, the company said. Based in Brisbane, Australia, the company is related to Gemaccounts, a cloud-based accounting software company, that put out a few press releases in this country and then went quiet.
Blackbaud, based in Charleston, S.C., has named presidents of two groups that address key vertical markets. The nonprofit software vendor named Tim Hill, as president of its Higher Education Solutions group and, Russ Cobb, as president of its Healthcare Solutions group. Their LinkedIn profiles show Hill started work for Blackbaud this month; Cobb in July.
Tuple, which markets open source financial software, has named Friendly Systems as its Partner of the Year. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Friendly was given the Dan Means Memorial Award, which honors Dan Means, an xTuple reseller, who died in early in 2014.
John Matterson, who was given responsibility for the Epicor North American channel, has left the company. That reminds me—at its conference in April, Epicor said it would announce a new channel program this month. Matterson assumed his last Epicor job in October 2015 as senior director for the channel program.
Syspro USA has named Dawna Olsen as chief marketing officer, a newly created position. Olsen was most recently senior director of corporate marketing for Epicor, a position she had held from April 2014 until taking the position with Syspro last month.