McGladrey has named a chief technology officer. New to the job is Troy Cardinal, who will oversee strategy, applications and operations from the firm’s office in Minneapolis, Minn. Cardinal joins McGladrey after working at KPMG where he started in 2001. In his final position, he was director of offshore technology services, KPMG Technology from 2013 until July and was IT director for that unit from 2010 through 2013. Always interesting when CPA firms hire someone who worked at another firm. The announcement often omits the name of the prior employers, as was the case here. The prior occupant of the job was Robert Lewis.
The corporation called Serenic, which marketed nonprofit applications under that brand, has become OneSoft Solutions. The name change was accomplished on July 28 as part of the deal via which the Serenic financial applications were sold to Sylogist Ltd. Both OneSoft and Sylogist are Canadian companies. With the morphing done, Serenic chairman Dwayne Kushniruk has replaced Randy Keith, who was with the old Serenic since 2007, as CEO and president of OneSoft. Keith remains a director for the next year.
The dismemberment of the remnants of Tectura continued this summer while I was somewhat distracted. The North American part of what was once the country’s largest financial application reseller was sold to Australian UXC Eclipse earlier this year. Early in June, QuantiQ Technology, formed for the purpose, acquired Tectura U.K. The QuintiQ website actually headlines the deal as “Tectura rebrands to QuantiQ”, which seems to miss some of the flavor of what happened. Later that month, the Cosmo Consult Group picked up a chunk of Tectura EMEA: the businesses in France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Cosmo Consult sells products for discrete and project manufacturers and project manufacturing, including life sciences, based on Dynamics AX and NAV.
Alliance Solutions Group, a construction software reseller, was named Sage Business Partner of the Year for Top Revenue for North America for 2014. ASG gets the trophy for having the highest product revenue across all Sage lines. Headed by managing partner, Mike Griffith, the company, based in Brandon, Fla., has offices in Florida, California and Texas. The other two top partners for revenue were Morristown, N.J.-based Accordant and Laguna Hills, Calif.-based Blytheco. Accordant is also a construction software specialist and Blytheco was recognized this year for both new license and cross-selling sales for Sage 100, 300 and 500 and for new license sales of Sage Fixed Assets.