Iptor leadership promotions set direction for continued growth

Company grew overall revenue by 57% in 2022, as customers continue to invest in best-in-class vertical ERP solutions across existing and new vertical markets

February 13, 2023. Stockholm, Sweden Iptor, a leading provider of cloud-based ERP software solutions for the distribution, timber, publishing and pharma industries, today announces a series of leadership promotions, establishing the executive team that will drive continued growth. 

Having successfully transformed Iptor, alongside CEO Jayne Archbold, by developing it into a cloud business through the launch of Iptor.com and acquiring TimberTec and POLLEX-LC, whilst also driving 79% EBITDA growth since 2016, Christopher Catterfeld, Iptor Chief Marketing and Product Officer is promoted to Group Chief Marketing Officer of GSG GENII Software Group, Iptor’s parent company.

GENII is the home for market-leading, niche enterprise software businesses, whose solutions manage the most critical business processes of mid-sized companies across five vertical markets – Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Public Services and Laboratories, with Iptor being its main Distribution ERP solutionCatterfeld, who will also retain his current role, will focus his energy on developing the GENII brand, building marketing synergies across the Group as well as identifying growth acceleration and new acquisitions.

Further leadership changes are as follows: 

  • Jessica Hayes, who joined Iptor in January 2021 as EVP Products & Strategy, is appointed as President EMEAJessica will take on all day-today responsibilities for leading Iptor in this region.  .
  • Kristian Niklasson, who previously led Iptor’s Nordic countries, is appointed Managing Director of TimberTec, focusing on the expansion of this business in new geographies, especially the NordicsNiklasson will form part of the TimberTec management team together with founders Andreas Boll and Frank Ridder.
  • Bart Monstrey, who previously led Iptor’s European business will now focus on taking POLLEX-LC into new countries as its growth accelerates, initially in Benelux and France.
  • In the US region, Mark Tredgold is taking over the regional President role from Jim Smith, who will remain part of the leadership team to support the transition. 

Jayne Archbold, Iptor CEO and Interim Head of People across GENII Group, comments,

“I am delighted that that we have been able to make these promotions, which demonstrate the depth of talent we have. These leaders, combined with the investments we have made, have had a dramatic impact on our business performance, delivering continued growth for Iptor and excellent value for our customersJessica is the ideal person to lead Iptor and the wider GENII Distribution business as it grows and scales, whilst Kristian and Bart have the market expertise that is required to expand TimberTec and POLLEX-LC’s geographic reach.  Having worked alongside Christopher for many years I know he is the best person to lead marketing for the Group as we replicate Iptor’s growth strategy across the wider business.”   

About Iptor

Iptor is a global leader in enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services. Iptor helps distribution-focused organizations solve their most complex order management and fulfilment challenges within fast-moving, multi-channel and global supply chains, turning them into growth opportunities.

Serving 1,300 customers with 4,000 installation in more than 40 countries, Iptor provides fully integrated enterprise solutions, with highly adaptable and robust software backed by world-class support from distribution and supply chain experts. With its micro-services orientated cloud platforms and the use of smart technologies, Iptor offers compelling value to customers across the Technical Wholesale, Pharma and Publishing sectors. For more information, visit: www.iptor.com.

About GENII SOFTWARE GROUP  

GENII Software Group provides market-leading, industry specific software solutions and services, explicitly developed to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses and public services. We pride ourselves in our industry knowledge and personal customer relationships, being their trusted partner and expert advisor as we guide our customers through digitalization, ensuring they are future proofed for success in an ever-changing business environment. GENII is based in Munich and is backed by funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital and Elvaston. 

Genii consists of five vertical market business units – Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Public Services and Laboratories – consisting of niche, expert businesses principally focused on European markets, especially the DACH region, Nordics, Benelux, the UK and Italy, with a growing presence in the United States and Asia-Pacific. 

For more information please visit www.gsg-genii.com  

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