Dr. John Bates named CEO; SER sets up team for accelerated growth
- John Bates, tech visionary & entrepreneur, named CEO
- Enhanced management team to drive growth & product innovation
Dr. John Bates – Tech visionary and successful entrepreneur
Bates enters the CEO position with over 20 years of success in creating and shaping innovative software companies in areas that include algorithmic trading, real-time analytics and the Internet of Things, as well as serving in executive roles at a number of publicly-listed tech companies. Most recently, Bates served as CEO of Eggplant, a leading provider and pioneer of AI-powered intelligent software test automation. He also currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sage, a FTSE100 leader in cloud-based business applications. In taking up the CEO role, Bates has moved from the role as Executive Chairman of SER.
“The potential of SER, with our cutting-edge product and top-notch team, is immense. We have the best technology in the market, which analysts and customers confirm. Now it’s time to bring Doxis to new markets with a solution-driven strategy and build on our leadership position strategically and geographically,” Bates says.
Newly appointed leaders to drive profitable growth
Bates is supported by an experienced cadre of newly appointed leaders who will fuel profitable growth and innovation across all areas of the company:
- Holger Kliebe, Chief Financial Officer, accomplished finance expert with international M&A experience and a background in software and digitalization
- Sven Oliver Behrendt, Chief Customer Success Officer, over 25 years of executive experience at SER with a deep focus on customer success
- Fraser Herrick, Managing Director Northern Europe, a seasoned leader in enterprise software and services, responsible for UK, Ireland and northern Europe
- Nabil Ben Abdallah, Vice President of Sales, digitalization and automation expert with strong global sales leadership experience, responsible for Middle East and Africa
- Douglas Cardoso, Director of Product Management, an innovative product management leader and cloud expert in the content services space
With this line-up, SER’s leadership team is set up for accelerated growth based on international expansion, also through M&A, an extended SaaS/cloud portfolio and a product strategy built on agile and intelligent solution suites and services.
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About the SER Group
SER is a leader and pioneer of the enterprise content management (ECM) and content services market. SER’s AI-powered Doxis Intelligent Content Automation platform and its solution suites for business-critical processes automate content understanding across enterprise ecosystems. Acclaimed by market analysts, SER’s cutting-edge solutions make daily work easier for more than five million users. With over 35 years of experience, SER’s dedicated team works from 22 locations around the globe.