Veteran Industry Leader Ron Friedman Joins Compart as Chief Operating Officer

Compart announces that Ron Friedman, a proven leader in the high technology software industry, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer with worldwide responsibility. Friedman brings more than 30 years of direct sales, sales training, sales management and general management expertise.

Previous Leadership Role at Group 1 Software

His most recent corporate position was as President and Chief Operating Officer of Group 1 Software. During his 17-year tenure with Group 1, Mr. Friedman oversaw the firm’s initial public offering, negotiated and implemented key acquisitions, directed international expansion and grew annual revenues to over $100M. Under his leadership, Group 1 achieved stature as one of the top 100 software companies in the world, earning numerous industry and financial sector awards and employing over 500 associates worldwide. In 2003, the company was sold to Pitney Bowes for in excess of $450 million. Prior to joining Compart, Friedman had also founded Customized Selling Solutions International, a firm specializing in sales training and management consulting.

Now Responsible for Compart Worldwide Sales

In his new role with Compart, Friedman is responsible for direct and indirect sales worldwide. He is located in Compart headquarters in Böblingen, Germany.

“I am excited to join the Compart team and help the company bring more business solutions to more customers around the world. The company has a respected product offering and a talented group of people, and from this solid foundation, we will continue to grow in strategic directions,” said Friedman.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of such a talented and respected executive,” said Compart Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harald Grumser. “His track record is extremely impressive, and his knowledge of the industry is unparalleled. This is a milestone for Compart, and we look forward to working together to help our customers achieve their business goals.”