BMC Software Appoints Peter Leav as President and CEO
Experienced enterprise technology executive tapped to continue to grow one of the industry’s most iconic software companies; Bob Beauchamp remains Chairman
HOUSTON – December 12, 2016 — BMC Software, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced Peter Leav has joined BMC as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward.
Leav joins BMC from Polycom, a $1.2 billion global collaboration business serving the enterprise market, where he served as President and CEO for the last three years. He brings to BMC 20-plus years of strong leadership in operations, general management and sales across technology and services. Leav has a proven track record of building customer relationships and driving growth and innovation while leading global organizations at Polycom, NCR and Motorola.
“BMC is an iconic software company that has served the world’s largest and most successful enterprises for over 35 years. I am excited to lead the company as we continue to grow, innovate and drive success for our customers, partners and employees in the years ahead,” said Leav. “I thank Bob Beauchamp for his leadership and many contributions over the past 28 years and am delighted that Bob will continue as our board chair.”
“As the Board of Directors and I collaborated on succession planning, we agreed that BMC has reached a natural point in our evolution to bring in a new CEO to lead the company as it enters its next growth stage,” said Beauchamp. “Peter is an established technology CEO with deep industry expertise who will work closely with our strong management team to lead BMC forward in the years ahead. BMC customers, partners and employees will all benefit with Peter at the helm. I look forward to working with him in an era of disruption and change that is redefining digital industry.”
Prior to joining Polycom, Leav worked at NCR Corporation, where he held executive leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, culminating in his role as President of industry and global field operations. Previously at Motorola, Inc., his last position was Corporate Vice President and General Manager for the company‘s enterprise business. Leav’s prior experience includes executive sales leadership positions at Symbol Technologies, Cisco Systems and Tektronix, Inc. Leav, 46, is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of HD Supply, Inc.
“Peter is an accomplished enterprise technology CEO with proven leadership characteristics. We are confident that the experience Peter brings will enable him to work closely with the outstanding existing team, and complement and amplify their skills, as BMC continues to grow and evolve for an exciting future,” said Ian Loring, a Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity and a member of BMC Software Board of Directors.
“Having devoted the last 16 years to building and reinventing BMC, Bob has done a great job leading the company through multiple business cycles and we thank him for his decades of service. He has been instrumental in propelling BMC’s technology forward by investing in market-leading acquisitions and products during a time when there have been significant disruptors in the industry,” said Rishi Chandna, a Managing Director at Golden Gate Capital and a member of BMC Software Board of Directors.
Since going private in September of 2013, BMC has reallocated hundreds of millions of dollars toward higher growth R&D and go-to-market initiatives to address the massive digital disruption that is taking place in industries around the globe. In 2015, the company introduced its vision and strategy around Digital Enterprise Management that enables customers with a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond.
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