SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for government, announced today the creation of the Technology Advisory Council (TAC) that will support Accela's leadership team in developing world-class technology and software for its government customers worldwide. The new council will be comprised of five technology experts from a variety of industries, each with deep experience in growing companies, building partnerships, and advising on technology considerations to ensure customer success. The TAC members include Mark Jung, an Accela board member; Khurram Mahmood, chief technology officer at Vineti; Serge Massicotte, the CEO at NesPa LLC; Jonathan Nuger, principal at Berkshire Partners; and Randy Sloan, an operating advisor at Berkshire Partners.
"As a leader in providing solutions that enable governments to more efficiently build communities, grow businesses and protect citizens, Accela is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation in developing and delivering the fastest, most flexible and powerful solutions for our customers," said Gary Kovacs, Accela CEO. "Our Technology Advisory Council brings together decades of technical savvy from a range of industries, enabling us to implement proven best practices and insights that will benefit how our customers and their communities use our software to grow and thrive."
The TAC will support Accela's leadership team across all facets of technology, including Accela's product roadmap, software architecture, database design, API strategy, platform strategy, cloud operations, IT infrastructure, hosting, cybersecurity and more. The council will be a dynamic organization designed to scale and modify its areas of focus as new technologies and opportunities for Accela, and for government technology more broadly, continue to evolve.
In recent months Accela has made significant moves to further strengthen its leadership bench. Last week, Gary Kovacs joined Accela as CEO. Kovacs brings decades of enterprise software, cloud and mobile technology leadership and executive management experience to Accela. He is focused on enhancing the customer experience, accelerating SaaS transformation for both Accela and its customers, working with Accela's veteran leadership team and growing the company's partner community to deliver innovative solutions to all customer segments. In October, Accela brought onindustry veterans to the company's leadership team to focus on leading its strategic direction in cloud operations, SaaS and customer solutions. Dennis Michalis joined as Accela's Chief Revenue Officer and Dave Rusconi was hired as Accela's Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations.
Accela provides market-leading SaaS solutions that empower state and local governments to build thriving communities, grow businesses and protect citizens. Powered by Microsoft Azure, Accela's open and flexible technology helps agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are prepared for any emerging or complex challenges in the future. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with additional offices around the world. For more information, visit www.accela.com
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