Epicor Software Corp., (Livermore, Calif): Pervez Qureshi is now CEO. Since 2006, Qureshi has served as CEO and president of Activant Solutions Inc., which was combined with Epicor following the recent acquisition of both companies by funds advised by Apax Partners.
Qureshi also served as Activant's COO and executive V.P. since 2004. Prior to joining the Activant, Qureshi was president and founder of a management consulting company. He has also held senior positions at Harvest Software, Metaphor Computer Systems, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Qureshi has an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S.E.E degree from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts.
In other news at Epicor, Kathy Crusco was appointed as executive V.P. and CFO and George Klaus, former Epicor chairman, president and CEO will retain the role of chairman and continue to play an important part in the company's strategic development. Crusco joined the former Activant in May 2007, and brings over 20 years of experience serving in a variety of financial roles at Documentum Inc., Adaptec and Price Waterhouse LLP. Previously, Crusco served as Vice President of Worldwide Finance for Polycom Inc. She graduated from California State University of Chico with a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.