InterDyn BMI, itself acquired by Columbus this year, has seen its parent purchase Sherwood Systems. The recent deal moves Minneapolis, Minn.-based BMI into the Southwestern United States. Founded in 1990, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Sherwood carries Dynamics GP and CRM. It is also one of 40 Source Code authorized Great Plains Solution Developers. Its head, Lee Sherwood, retired following the deal.
Microsoft has named the Dynamics Inner Circle members for 2015 at its Worldwide Partner Conference. However, the company apparently has not posted a list of those or members of the President's Club, as it usually does. So names are emerging as individual companies issue press releases. U.S. winners that have tooted their horns include Blue Horsehoe, mcaConnect, Rand Group, Socius and Western Computer. First impressions: it's a heavily AX club.
Arlen Shenkman has been named as CFO of SAP North America. He was previously global head of SAP corporate development from January 2012 until accepting the new assignment. Before stepping up to the SVP role in corporate development, he was VP in the same area from May 2004 through January 201. Shenkman fills the spot left vacant by Rouven Bergmann, who joined Medidata as CFO in April.
Terry Hicks, who had led Intuit's QuickBooks Online operations, has taken a job as chief product officer at Infusionsoft. Hicks' left his position as VP and GM of QBO in February at a time in which that application was becoming an increasingly central part of Intuit's software business. Based in Chandler, Ariz., Infusionsoft makes sales and marketing automation applications for small companies. The company has a channel program that enlists resellers, referral partners and affiliates.