SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Kevin Gilroy, senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels, has been named to the Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list. The list, compiled by XChange Events, features the most influential executives who serve the midmarket.
Gilroy has nearly 30 years of experience in the channel and is responsible for helping SAP and partners target the small and midsize enterprise (SME) customer segment, which includes close to 200,000 customers. Working with market-leading SAP® solutions, including in-memory computing, analytics, cloud and mobile, Gilroy and his team have helped partners consistently deliver the right technologies to SMEs globally. In 2012, SAP partners experienced 45 percent year-over-year growth in software revenue as they expanded their reach in the midmarket.
“I am honored to be listed as one of the top midmarket IT executives,” said Gilroy. “This recognition would not be possible without the significant efforts of the team and our ecosystem of partners that are committed to helping SMEs expand their businesses. Together, our goal is to understand the needs of the midmarket and help implement solutions designed with SMEs in mind, such as our cloud technologies, a flexible growth platform and affordable deployment options.”
The SAP ecosystem has more than 12,000 partners worldwide and is responsible for driving the growth of the company’s SME customer base through solutions designed specifically for small and midsize companies, including the SAP® Business One application, the SAP® Business All-in-One solution and the SAP® Business ByDesign® solution.