Paul Frdyman, COO of Livingston, N.J.-based reseller SWK Technologies, has taken the same position with rival [email protected] of New York City. Frdyman is the second high-level departure at SWK this year. CEO Jeff Roth resigned unexpectedly in February and his position was filled by Mark Meller, CEO of SWK's parent, SilverSun Technologies.
The Apax Partner era is coming to an end for Epicor Software as the funds advised by that firm are selling the software company to KKR. Terms were not disclosed. It had been believed for some time that Apax wanted to off load Epicor. It was assumed for some time that when Joe Cowen became Epicor's CEO in October 2013 replacing Pervez Quereshi that he was brought in to sell the company.
Unit4 has hired Will Blench as chief sales officer. Blench also becomes a member of the executive leadership board of the Netherlands-based software company. His responsibilities include both the sales organization and the channel. He was most recently with VMware, where he was managing director of VMware's cloud management, storage and networking businesses for EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan for the past four years.
Crestwood Associates has acquired Florida-based Stanley Stuart Yoffee & Hendrix, a historical Dynamics SL reseller. Founded in 1992, SSYH is owned by CEO Angela Stuart Mills, who joins Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Crestwood as director of product development. SSYH also carries Dynamic GP, NAV and CRM and more recently Acumatica. It has offices in Maitland and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Jana Reinke, who started with Great Plains Software in 1989, has joined Epicor as director of product/service management. She took the new position in June. Reinke had an unbroken career with Great Plains and then with Microsoft after it purchased the former company in 2001. She had two long-term jobs with Microsoft, first as director of customer services product management from April 2001 through June 2007 and then as director, of sales operations from July 2007 through June 2014.