Doug Braun to lead Kewill

Supply chain software company Kewill has announced that Bob Farrell will transition his role as chief executive to Doug Braun (pictured), effective immediately.
Farrell will continue to support the transition through December.
Braun, who previously served as chief executive of International Business Systems (IBS), said: “I am excited about the opportunity to again be a part of a Francisco Partners company and lead Kewill as it continues to expand its geographic and solutions footprint.
“As we enter this next phase of growth, I am eager to work closely with all of Kewill’s great employees and customers to provide even better products and services. We are focused on delivering value in everything we do.”
“I have very much appreciated the opportunity to serve as chief executive of Kewill through the initial stage of a multi-phase strategy,” said Farrell, who led Kewill through taking the company private.
“We have driven value through organic and inorganic growth while establishing market leadership in multimodal transportation management software that positions Kewill well for the future.”
Additionally, to further strengthen the company’s leadership team for the future, Jim Hoefflin has been appointed as resident and chief operating officer.
Hoefflin, who previously served as chief executive of Empower Software Solutions, a workforce management and human capital management solution provider, brings additional supply chain domain expertise and acquisitions experience.
Braun and Hoefflin spent over a decade together at RedPrairie, a supply chain execution company that was previously a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. Holding a range of senior leadership positions, the two senior executives were responsible for a substantial majority of RedPrairie’s revenues, operations, corporate strategy and M&A activity.

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