The logistics software provider Kewill said this week it has appointed Robert “Bob” Farrell as chief executive officer.
Farrell comes to Kewill after holding the same position with EDGAR Online, a global provider of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) software, services and data where he managed the sale of the company to RR Donnelly & Sons.
Prior to EDGAR Online, Farrell was chairman and CEO of Metastorm, a global provider of business process management software and solutions that was acquired by OpenText, and before that, president of the Americas for Mercator Software, a provider of enterprise application integration software.
He also served as chief operating officer at LeadingSide, where he led day-to-day operations for the global provider of information retrieval.
“Across our portfolio we are focused on leadership, integrity and growth,” said Deep Shah, partner with Francisco Partners, a private equity firm that acquired Kewill this year. “Bob brings those values and experience to Kewill. His track record as a thoughtful and successful leader is exceptional. We expect great things from him and his leadership team.”