Icertis Appoints Former ABB Exec as VP of European Operations

Bellevue, WA, August 5, 2015: Icertis recently announced the appointment of Michael Firlie as its Vice President of European Operations. With over 25 years of management experience in IT and IT sourcing, Michael brings his extensive knowledge of IT procurement to the fast-growing contract management software provider.


In his new role, Michael will establish and shape Icertis’ presence in Europe, expanding sales reach and brand recognition internationally. He will be based out of Zurich, Switzerland. Addressing the appointment, Samir Bodas, CEO of Icertis, said, "I’m extremely excited to welcome Michael to Icertis. As we look to establish ourselves in a newer market, he will be instrumental in our development and growth going forward. His knowledge of the European market and procurement experience will help Icertis reach new heights."


"Icertis has already made great strides in the US and continues to grow internationally," said Michael. "The company’s contract management product has potential to become the industry standard around the world. I am delighted to be joining the team as they look to scale globally."


Prior to joining Icertis, Michael worked for ABB as the Head of Global IS Sourcing Operations, where his team was responsible for over $1 billion in direct and indirect IT hardware and software spend. In addition to his work at ABB, he consulted Swiss clients on Telecom and IT service delivery projects and was a Business Development Manager for Spirent Communications for the DACH region. Michael is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who served 20 years in Communications, extensively in Europe and as part of the 82nd Airborne.


About Icertis
Icertis is the leading provider of contract lifecycle management in the Microsoft Cloud. Icertis Contract Management (ICM) is an innovative, easy-to-use platform that is highly configurable, and continually adapts to complex business needs. With its intelligent workflow and built-in analytics, ICM provides ongoing contractual insights and best-of-breed contract management. ICM enables customers to increase compliance, improve governance, mitigate risk, and enhance user productivity, thereby maximizing ROI and accelerating time to value across the global enterprise.


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