AmberFin Appoints Jeremy Deaner as New CEO
August 22, 2008
AmberFin has appointed Jeremy Deaner as its new CEO. In this role, Deaner will be responsible for the general management and strategic direction of AmberFin, replacing former CEO Simon Derry.
Derry will remain as CEO and board member at AmberFin’s parent company Snell & Wilcox, now dedicating his time to Snell & Wilcox’s strategic development and growth.
Deaner has about 25 years in the software industry and brings a wealth of sales and management experience to the role. Previously, Deaner was part of the team behind the development of Geneva Technology, an enterprise software business that emerged from the United Kingdom. During three years as vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Geneva Technology, he won more than 50 customers, which helped it grow to a $680 million company when it sold to Convergys in 2001. Deaner also led Convergys’ EMEA sales and marketing organization.
“Jeremy joins at exactly the right time, bringing a fresh perspective to a newly-founded company,” John Poulter, chairman of Snell & Wilcox, said. “Coupled with his experience in running market-leading businesses, Jeremy will be invaluable to AmberFin as we continue building our global presence and expand our operations in the dynamic media market. His appointment adds another experienced head to our global team and will help strengthen our position as a leader in the industry.”
AmberFin launched in April and is the home of iCR software. It currently has about 50 employees.