Dynamics reseller Columbus has named Keld Jersild Olsen as managing director of the Danish company's operations in the United States. Columbus, which recently purchased Interdyn BMI, also named Thomas Hauge as COO. Olsen was previously SVP of Columbus' worldwide services, which employees 900 consultants. In 2014, the U,S. operations dropped, but with two months of BMI's numbers included in results for the first quarter ended March 31, the U.S. business turned around.
Results for SilverSun Technologies, parent of Sage reseller SWK Technologies, were strong for the first quarter ended March 31. Net income reached $521,165 for the most recently ended period, most than four times the $120,741 the prior year. Revenue grew to $6.5 million, an increase of 31.6 percent from $4.9 million last year's corresponding period. A big portion of the revenue growth was $1.4 million in software revenue, up 126.7 percent from almost $610,00 a year earlier. SWK comprises all of SilverSun's operation. However, the parent of the Livingston, N.J.-based VAR did not single out performance of a specific product.
NetSuite has named Mike Arntz as sales SVP for the Americas. Arntz was most recently EVP of worldwide sales for Kenandy from September 2103 through November 2014. But like many important NetSuite hires, he comes from the mothership—he worked with Oracle from June 1994 through September 2013. In his last three years, four months with Oracle, Arntz was group VP of North American application sales, and mid-market accounts.
Pascal Houillon is leaving his job as CEO of Sage's America's operation. The move, effective this week, is said by Sage to be a matter of leaving the business to broaden his career outside of Sage." Don't you love the phrase? Anyway, Sage made the announcement with the release of results for the half end March 31. The company says it is looking for a permanent president of Sage North America, which you may notice is not the same title.