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Integrated travel, expense and invoice management solutions provider SAP Concur has announced the appointment of Jim Lucier as president.
Lucier is currently the company’s chief revenue officer for North America and chief services officer and is a long-time SAP Concur veteran. He will officially take up the post of president on 1 July 2019 and will be tasked with leading the firm’s continued growth.
Lucier joined the firm in 2008 and has held a series of executive roles, including GM for the Federal Government Business unit and chief services officer alongside his position as chief revenue officer for North America.
The appointment follows the announcement that current president Mike Eberhard will retire this year. Eberhard has served as president since October 2016 following SAP’s acquisition of the company. During his tenure, Eberhard played a pivotal role in leading the firm through significant growth.
Over the next three months, Eberhard will transition his role over to Lucier. After 1 July, he will support the company as an advisor.
Eberhard commented: “SAP Concur will continue to drive its aggressive strategy to help companies of all sizes better manage spend. I can’t think of anyone better equipped than Jim to lead SAP Concur in its next phase of innovation and expansion.”
In addition, Christal Bemont, former GM and SVP of global SMB, has been promoted to lead global sales for the company. She will serve as chief revenue officer, reporting to Eberhard until the leadership change in July.
Meanwhile, Barry Padgett, former president of SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, has taken on the larger role of president of SAP Intelligent Spend Group, comprising of SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP Concur. Padgett will drive the company’s work to provide customers with the ability to manage and centralise three primary categories of supplier spending.
Lucier said: “Customers are under increasing pressure to optimise company spend across all sources and categories as they respond to the demands of a fast-moving digital and global economy. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to continue to work alongside Barry, Christal and Mike as we address these pressing customer challenges and continue to grow our business.”