JAGGAER Appoints John Burton as New Chairman
- Press Release
Research Triangle, NC , January 6, 2021 –JAGGAER, the leading independent spend management company, has named John F. Burton as its new Chairman. Mr. Burton assumed the role of Chairman effective November 24, 2020 and is actively helping the leadership team in driving the company’s development.
Over his diverse career in the technology and software industry, Mr. Burton has founded high-growth firms. As CEO, he led the highly successful transition of Nintex Global to become one of the industry’s leading SaaS companies. He was CEO of one of the top 10 global public software firms, has founded a highly successful growth equity venture fund and has served on numerous public and private boards of directors. An expert in strategy and positioning, he has been involved in over 30 M&A and IPO events. Mr. Burton’s areas of interest and fulfillment include strategically driven growth, innovative technology, managing great teams and multi-channel go-to-market.
JAGGAER identified John Burton following an executive search and consideration of several highly experienced and talented leaders in the software industry. “We are absolutely delighted to have brought John on board and look forward to benefiting from his wise counsel as we seek to take JAGGAER to the next level of its evolution,” said Jim Bureau, CEO, JAGGAER. “In 2020 we put together an executive leadership team ‘of all the talents’ and John’s appointment is the last piece in the puzzle.”
“I am proud and excited to be joining JAGGAER at such an important and pivotal point on its journey,” Burton said. “JAGGAER has a fantastic portfolio of customers, together with a great product offering and future technology roadmap. The team should feel very proud and extremely energized by what they have achieved thus far.
“When you add into the mix a 25-year history, an extremely committed and talented leadership team, in-depth knowledge of the technology, cross-industry expertise and a vast global market opportunity, you have a great recipe for success. I’m joining JAGGAER with a clear ambition to help it execute on its powerful vision. “
Following his tenure as Chairman and CEO at Nintex Global from 2013 through March 2018, John Burton founded Burton Tech Partners and has remained highly active in board work, and investing, advising and assessing innovative private and public technology companies. He has served as Chairman or Board Member with a number of successful software companies, including CData Software, Netwrix, PayScale and Numara Software.
About JAGGAER: Procurement Simplified
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, connecting customers to a network of 4 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in the Americas, APAC, Asia and EMEA. JAGGAER offers end-to-end SaaS-based procurement solutions, including advanced Spend Analytics, Category Management, Supplier Management, Sourcing, Contracts, eProcurement, Invoicing, Supply Chain Management and Inventory Management. These all reside on a single platform, JAGGAER ONE. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for more than two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and stakeholders in all industry sectors, public services and academia. JAGGAER holds 37 patents – more than any other spend management company.
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