London, U.K., 23 May 2016 - ClusterSeven, the leading provider of strategic software for End User Computing (EUC), has today confirmed that Richard Stevenson has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Stevenson brings extensive experience from both a vendor and an end user perspective to the company as it builds on its current momentum to exceed aggressive growth targets.
Prior to joining ClusterSeven, Stevenson was CEO for Standard Life, Germany & Austria; and before that CEO at Focus Solutions and Business Agility. In these roles, he achieved significant revenue growth, both organically and via acquisition. He also led the successful sale of Focus Solutions to Standard Life in 2011.
At Standard Life, Stevenson was a Member of the UK and Europe Executive (CEO Germany and Austria) taking responsibility for stabilizing and turning around the business following the departure of the previous CEO. In this role, he developed and presented a new strategy for Germany, gaining Group Board approval on it. Stevenson determined the company's market position and took on day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of the business including representing the company with all external authorities and regulators.
Commenting on his appointment to the ClusterSeven Board, Stevenson said: “ClusterSeven and its ambitious plans caught my attention and I’m delighted to have joined the Board of Directors. There is a growing acceptance in the market that organizations urgently need to address and control business risk across end user computing environments and ClusterSeven is perfectly positioned to respond to this demand. This is indeed a very exciting time for the company.”
Chris Gomersall, CEO of ClusterSeven, added: “It is excellent news that Richard is joining us. His industry knowledge and global experience will, without doubt, add significant value as we continue to build worldwide awareness of the company and its leading-edge technology.”
Stevenson has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector and holds a BSC Honours in Chemistry from Coventry University.