Ellucian strengthened by astute hires on path for growth
Ellucian, a leading global provider of software and services to the higher education industry, has made two new high profile appointments to its European base to support it’s expansion throughout the continent.
John Butler, CPA, was recently announced as Vice President of Europe, with Kevin Papworth being appointed as Regional Director of Sales for UK, Ireland & Nordics.
As the Vice President for all European operations at Ellucian, John is responsible for driving growth and building the company’s operations in the region. In this capacity, he leads customer relationship and services delivery teams to support customer success, focusing mainly on Ellucian’s solutions.
John Butler joins Ellucian with 25 years of financial and executive managerial experience after leaving Tribal Group as President of Operations in the United States where he was involved in introducing Tribal Children’s services to the K-12 education sector. Previously, John has also led teams at education training services provider Nord Anglia in the UK and the Middle East and the outsourced education service provider EduAction (Waltham Forest) in the UK.
Having previously been Regional Sales Director at learning software Blackboard Collaborate, Kevin Papworth joins the Ellucian team with 16 years in the Higher and Further Education sectors. Kevin’s focus will be a new business role to build high level executive relationships with VCs and directors of institutions across the regions.
Kevin has an established history of working in sales for IT and software services within the higher education sector previously servicing companies such as Wimba, The Learning Edge and Eduserv Technologies.
Jonathan Garnett, Senior Vice President Europe to Asia Pacific said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to make these important appointments. We have some very significant opportunities in Europe and are investing significantly in developing our team. John and Kevin bring us exactly the excellent and proven expertise that we need to develop our European business and ensure that we also remain focused on ensuring positive outcomes for our customers”
Ellucian was formed in January 2012 when DataTel and SunGard Higher Education combined businesses to operate as one company focused exclusively on education. The company has over 3,000 employees that serve more than 2,300 colleges, universities, and foundations in 40 countries. The combined teams working under Ellucian have provided market leading technologies and services to educational institutions since 1968, serving the industry for more than four decades.
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Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,300 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit us at www.ellucian.com