Ideagen’s success leads to appointment of Chief Corporate Development Officer
Exceptional global expansion has led to software company Ideagen today announcing it is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Paul Carter as Chief Corporate Development Officer.
With over two decades’ experience leading corporate development teams for several FTSE-100 and Fortune 500 companies, Paul will lead Ideagen’s acquisition strategy.
Ideagen CEO, Ben Dorks, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the Ideagen executive team. He’s exactly the person we need to continue our growth trajectory and strengthen the Ideagen product portfolio for our customers.
“Paul is a well-regarded strategist with deep industry experience at blue chip organisations. His proven track record of evaluating, negotiating and executing acquisition opportunities will play a key role in helping us accelerate faster, serve customers better and scale our business.”
Having most recently served as Global Head of Corporate Development at cyber security software company Avast, Paul brings a wealth of experience within the financial services, data, technology and business services sectors. Prior to this, he held senior corporate development roles at the London Stock Exchange Group, Experian and Dun & Bradstreet.
A graduate of The University of Birmingham and Henley Business School, Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before focusing on corporate development. He brings to Ideagen extensive experience in M&A planning, research, due diligence, closing and implementation having led the full process of more than 100 acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, across most major world economies.
Ideagen's Chief Corporate Development Officer, Paul Carter
Speaking about his new role, Paul commented: “I am very excited to be joining the Ideagen team at this stage in its journey in becoming a world leading software company helping our customers manage complex quality, risk, audit and compliance needs in highly regulated industries.
“Ben and the team have already seen incredible growth and we’re well positioned to unlock more opportunities that enable the business to fulfil our vision. I am confident that we can meet our growth expectations to support greater numbers of customers with an increased range of solutions.”
In October, Ideagen announced its 27th acquisition and the second of 2022 - health and safety solution company, ProcessMap.