Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Former Perceptive A/P Expert Joins Brainware

Former Perceptive Software accounts payable solutions manager Chuck Kingston has joined Brainware. Kingston helped set up an OEM deal between Perceptive and Brainware to pair Perceptives image management and workflow technology with Brainware's automated capture. In a few discussions with him, I was really impressed at how much he knew about the A/P market. From what I remember, something like 40% of Perceptive's business came in that space.

With Brainware, Kingston will be a product manager. According to the press release, "he will be guiding Brainware’s product strategy and vision, leveraging extensive industry knowledge to deliver new product capabilities, capitalizing on opportunities for effective partnerships and product positioning, developing compelling product demonstrations and ensuring the company’s product development, sales strategies, professional services and technical support are aligned with customer needs." Sounds like a pretty big job.

Perceptive, of course, was acquired by Lexmark last summer and seems to have been investing considerably in growing the business. This is the first higher profile exit that I'm aware of since the acquisition.

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