Software Industry Veteran Kathy Crusco Joins Kony as EVP and CFO
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 4, 2017–
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company, today announced the appointment of Kathy Crusco as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Kathy is Austin-based and will assume her duties effective immediately.
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Crusco is a highly accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in the software and technology industries, leading both emerging businesses and large-scale billion-dollar public organizations. Crusco also brings a wealth of experience and expertise in finance and planning, tax, audit, mergers and acquisitions, and treasury, in addition to broad operational experience in the software and technology industry.
Prior to joining Kony, Crusco served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Epicor Software Corp. Under her leadership and during her 10 year tenure, Epicor grew substantially through a series of strategic acquisitions and delivered a steady stream of improved performance and operating margins. Crusco was instrumental in orchestrating and executing the sale of Epicor to KKR in 2016. Kathy currently serves as a director on the Calix, Inc. and Mitchell International board of directors.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kathy to the Kony family,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer, Kony, Inc. “As we continue our journey of high-growth and leadership in digital technology, we need a financial and operational executive with Kathy’s strength, track-record, experience, credentials, and strategic thinking.”
“Kony continues to demonstrate and assert its leadership in omnichannel and digital transformations for organizations large and small,” said Crusco. “Kony has a powerful and unique combination: the unlimited potential for growth and strategic relevance, the market’s most revered software, and a culture that Tom has fostered of collaboration, diversity, respect, and innovation. I could not be more excited to join Kony and to help catapult our trajectory of success.”
Kony is a recognized leader in the enterprise mobility space. Recently, Kony was named the only Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms Report for five consecutive years. In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Pros, Q4 2017 and Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms reports. Kony has also been named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: 2017 North American Mobile Banking and Payments report, with the highest rating for Mobile Banking capabilities. Kony’s corporate headquarters was just named one of Austin’s Top Workplaces for the second year in a row.
About Kony, Inc.
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony helps organizations of all sizes drive business ingenuity by rapidly transforming ideas into innovative and secure omnichannel applications. Built on the industry’s leading digital platform, Kony provides the most innovative and secure omnichannel applications, with exceptional user experience and app design. Kony’s cross-platform, low-code solution also empowers organizations to develop and manage their own apps to better engage with their customers, partners and employees. By seamlessly leveraging and connecting apps to all types of data sources and information, Kony also enables organizations to transform their business processes and gain valuable insight. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.