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Open Source Enterprise Content Management Pioneer Kicks Off Aggressive Staff Recruitment Program.
Nuxeo, a leading provider of open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and services, today announced Cheryl McKinnon as Chief Marketing Officer.
McKinnon brings to Nuxeo more than 16+ years of related industry experience. This key hire is the first of at least 15 new positions announced to accelerate sales, product development, and engineering capacity in both Boston and Paris.
“This is an extremely disruptive time in content management in part because of the tremendous ability of open source to drive rapid innovation. Open source allows vendors, customers and partners to work together to bring better solutions to the market faster,” said McKinnon.
“My move into the open source segment of the ECM market is the next logical step for me. Customers are under pressure to derive value from technology investments at an unprecedented rate. Content management is no longer a frill in today's knowledge economy — it's core to business. Nuxeo's open source ECM platform lets customers focus on their business, invest their limited resources to get their requirements met quickly and efficiently.
Nuxeo ECM is easily tailored to their needs without any obligation to purchase and adopt non-essential extras. I'm excited to be part of Nuxeo as they embark on a global expansion and hiring program. Working with a seasoned management team, we'll help Nuxeo customers become lean, competitive leaders in their own knowledge-economy industries.”
Most recently, McKinnon was Director, Program Management – Enterprise 2.0 at Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management. She also oversaw the company's collaboration content management and flagship ECM products.
Prior to Open Text, McKinnon worked at Hummingbird, which Open Text later acquired, and PC DOCS. “Cheryl has a broad spectrum of ECM experience and is a superb marketer, strategist, trend spotter and evangelist, which makes her the perfect match for Nuxeo at this point in our growth,” said CEO Eric Barroca.
“Nuxeo's open source technology has a deep feature set and rich functionality that rivals far costlier, cumbersome and complex proprietary ECM systems. With 350+ customers, tens of thousand of downloads, nearly 65 percent of sales outside of France, and a strong demand from the North American market, Cheryl will be instrumental in helping Nuxeo evolve into a global force.”
McKinnon is actively involved with key industry associations such as AIIM and ARMA. She is a noted speaker, having presented at events throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and published thought-leader on topics such as information governance, compliance in the era of Web. 2.0, demographic shifts in the online workplace, and unique information management needs of public sector. McKinnon holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg, Master of Arts from Carleton University and has completed required coursework towards a PhD at the University of Ottawa.