UK-based software firm Advanced Computer Software Group (Advanced) has made its second senior management change this year as it welcomes a new managing director to the fold.
Nick Wilson (pictured) will join the firm officially next week, leaving his previous role as managing director of public sector and health in Capita IT Enterprise Services, where he spearheaded a £90m-turnover business with 400 staff.
Advanced was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners last year in a deal that valued it at about £750m. it has more than 2,000 staff and supplies healthcare, business and learning management software and services.
Wilson is the firm’s second senior appointment in a month, after Gordon Wilson took over the chief executive reins in September.
CRN understands that incumbent managing director Dean Dickinson – who led the growth of the firm’s public sector and enterprise division – will stay within the management team in a "supporting role", but it was unclear what his new title would be as this article was published.
In a statement, Wilson, who has also worked at CGI Group, British Airways, Deloitte and BT Health, said he sees Advanced as a firm set for expansion and growth.
“Advanced offers an impressive breadth of solutions, with a strong managed services capability. There is a robust platform to expand much further, which is one of the reasons I am looking forward to joining the group," he said.
“The public sector in particular is under more pressure than ever before to drive efficiencies, and is increasingly looking to work with agile software providers such as Advanced. My role will be to continue to deliver innovative and high-quality solutions to enable these organisations to improve the services they deliver to citizens while saving money at the same time.”
Chief executive Wilson added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Nick to the group. He is a strategic and resourceful director with extensive experience of delivering strong financial performance and will play a key role on the senior management team.
“Advanced Business Solutions has an impressive and long-standing track record and with Nick at the helm, I am confident that this pattern of success will continue.”
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