PORTLAND, Ore., September 8, 2021 – NAVEX Global®, the leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, has announced the appointment of Sean Thompson as president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Bob Conlin. Thompson has also been named to NAVEX Global’s board of directors.
Thompson’s responsibilities in this newly created role include leading go-to-market planning and execution as well as supporting customer success, product innovation and operational excellence strategies.
“Sean has a tremendously successful track record for scaling enterprise software and SaaS businesses across a range of disciplines including sales, services, partnerships and product,” said Conlin. “We’re excited to have him join our team as we continue to accelerate growth and expand into new markets and geographies.”
Thompson joins NAVEX Global from SAP, where he most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of SAP Procurement Network & Ecosystem and led the company’s strategy for business network and payments, including the Ariba Network. He was previously the chief revenue officer for SAP’s SMB cloud and ERP business. Thompson brings more than 20 years of experience working for both Fortune 500 technology companies and startups. Before joining SAP, Thompson was the CEO and co-founder of Nuiku, a natural language processing and artificial intelligence company. He also spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft in various leadership capacities and was a management consultant at Deloitte. Thompson earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s from Gonzaga University in Washington state.
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