Paige Erickson, who become VP of partner strategy and programs in October, is leaving Sage. Her move was announced internally by Nancy Harris, EVP of sales and partner programs. Harris will handle Erickson's duties until a successor is found. Her departure will be on September 2.
Columbus has named Marianne Woldbye-Tholin to the new position of VP of the company's global ColumbusCare organization. She was most recently VP for project management in KMD from June 2015 through July 2016, and was with TRYG from October 2012 through May 2015 and was director of business development from October 2012 through May 2015.
Brian Nunes, formerly head of marketing for SWK Technologies, has taken a job with MicroAccounting. Nunes' job change comes as Livingston, N.J.-based SWK is in a state of flux following the departure of CEO Jeff Roth in May. Nunes had served as SWKs VP of marketing, channel, and strategic alliances from June 2015.
Jamie Sutherland, who spearheaded Xero's entry into the United States, has left the company. Since July, Sutherland has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Norwest Venture Partners, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. Sutherland was president of Xero U.S. from November 2011 through March 2015.
Edison, N.J.-based Avaap cleaned up with Infor taking three channel awards from the software manufacturer. Avaap, which provides Lawson consulting services, won the FY16 Partner of the Year Net New Business Award, and Cloud Partner Award honors. It also provides consulting and implementation services for Infor CloudSuite Retail.