SAP appoints NSW general manager to grow local branch sales and integrate with Business Objects customers

New state GM to drive mid-market sales

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia today announced the appointment of Jeremy Goddard as New South Wales general manager. Jeremy joins SAP from Progress Software, where he was Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.

In his new role, Goddard will leverage SAP’s recent success in the banking and public sector industries. His primary responsibility will be managing sales and presales for the NSW branch, as well as overseeing all business performance. His main objective will be to leverage the long-term success SAP has had within this market to date, such as the recent announcement of SAP as the software partner to the Commonwealth Bank’s $580 million core systems overhaul. He will work closely with Business Objects to maximise the opportunities created by the SAP acquisition.

Focusing on driving mid-size and large enterprise sales, the NSW branch will work to deliver new value and capabilities within SAP’s existing customer networks. Goddard will directly manage up to 40 SAP employees and report to Tim Ebbeck, President and CEO, SAP ANZ.

“SAP is intending to increase its scope across all industry sectors for both mid-size and large enterprises. I hope to continue to grow SAP’s software business with my primary focus on industry solutions,” said Goddard. “SAP is renowned for excellence and effective delivery of industry-based solutions to drive the profitability and efficiency of its customers. I am looking forward to continuing and developing SAP’s already strong presales expertise and enterprise software leadership.”

Prior to his role at Progress Software, Goddard held positions at SSA Global, where he was Vice President (South Asia and Pacific), Connect.com.au and Kodak.

During his employment at Progress Software, Goddard developed and implemented an operating plan that focused the business on accelerating growth through larger deals, closer customer interaction and leveraging an existing partner model.