Experienced sales leader joins team to accelerate rapid growth as SciQuest continues to transform procurement across EMEA
MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Thursday, October 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, today announced the appointment of Mike Lunt as vice president of sales for the EMEA region. Lunt will lead the continued expansion and evolution of SciQuest’s customer portfolio and service offerings in EMEA. Additionally, he will work with the company’s staff in the United Kingdom and Germany to ensure customers can benefit from a more strategic approach to procurement, sourcing and settlement solutions.
SciQuest has experienced rapid growth in the EMEA region over the last five years and anticipates continued expansion as regional and global companies automate and streamline their procurement processes. Specifically, SciQuest’s recent growth is due in part to its deep understanding of multi-national company needs and the nuances of navigating global and local challenges. Through offerings such as Advanced Sourcing Optimizer and Enterprise Reagent Manager, SciQuest has enabled more than 120 companies outside the USA, including Maersk, SABMiller, and CEVA Logistics, to achieve maximum benefit from automating the source-to-settle process.
“Mike brings substantial experience managing successful sales teams and developing strategic long-term relationships with internal teams and customers,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of SciQuest. “His proven ability to understand the unique needs of each customer and help each company identify the most appropriate solutions will be invaluable as he leads SciQuest’s growth across EMEA.”
Lunt, a seasoned expert in the sales industry, joins SciQuest from Oracle, where he spent more than 17 years holding leadership roles focused on selling Oracle’s ERP solutions into various industries, including transportation and professional services, and building relationships with major global customers. Prior to working at Oracle, Lunt spent 13 years with Wang, where he held account management and sales positions.
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