IRIS Software Group appoints Chris Smith as Chief Sales Officer
April 2020: IRIS Software Group is today announcing the appointment of Chris Smith as its new chief sales officer.
Chris brings his 20 years of international commercial experience to drive the continued growth and development of IRIS. He joins with highly acclaimed credentials, including vice president and general manager EMEA, Harman International, a $8bn subsidiary of Samsung, and group international development director of DCC Exertis, a $7bn distributor and service provider.
Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS Software Group, says, “Chris’s great track record of developing and managing highly successful sales organisations, which turn successful business relationships into long-term partnerships, will play a key role in helping our customers benefit from the IRIS portfolio of products and services in the years ahead.
“He shares our view that the customer is central to our decision making, whether we are providing software and services to a large corporation, a group of academy schools, a growing accountancy firm or a small, family-run business.”
IRIS Software Group is ranked as one of the top 50 performing privately-owned businesses in the UK in the Megabuyte50 listing. Over 620,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions, 2.3 million UK employees are paid by IRIS payroll solutions, four million parents use IRIS apps to connect with their child’s school, and 83 of the top 100 UK accountancy firms use IRIS to run their practice.
Chris Smith, chief sales officer, says, “IRIS is a company with a single-minded focus on customers. This has never been more important than in the current climate, when we must listen and respond to the needs of customers, and ensure our solutions deliver more.
“The world is now changing faster than ever before and businesses both at home and abroad are looking for a responsive and trusted partner to help them meet the changing market landscape. I look forward to bringing my years of experience to the role and playing my part in supporting IRIS Software Group’s continued success.”