Leon Stevens Joins BMC Software in EMEA

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Software announced today that Leon Stevens has joined the company as the vice president for its Remedyforce product line in EMEA.

Based in the UK, Stevens brings 20 years of senior experience in the software and services industry to BMC, in addition to leading and building sales teams with blue chip companies such as Salesforce.com, CA Technologies, IBM, HP and Symantec.

Most recently, he was senior vice president and general manager for the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions at Thunderhead.com, where he led a staff of field sales, technical services and customer support staff, while coordinating the supporting business functions in the region. Responsible for growing the SaaS business into global markets, the EMEA and APAC regions achieved considerable growth expansion under his leadership.

Earlier in his career, Stevens rose to the rank of vice president, Financial Services, Banking and Insurance for Salesforce.com in the UK.

"Leon is an experienced and dynamic executive who has extensive global management experience in the technology industry," said Paul Appleby, BMC senior vice president of sales and marketing. "He also brings the insights gained from having managed IT for years in large companies. This dual-track experience in finance and IT was very attractive to BMC. We look forward to Leon's expertise in managing and promoting the strategic alliance between Salesforce.com and BMC Software to the ITSM marketplace."

"I am honored to lead the BMC Remedyforce business with its strong reputation in EMEA," said Stevens. "Built on Salesforce 1, the world's most widely used cloud platform, I am now overseeing a product that delivers complete IT service management functionality with the secure social, mobile, and collaborative capabilities users expect. I'm looking forward to being a part of the company's continued growth and leadership."

Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Bristol and a master's degree in artificial intelligence from Cardiff University.

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