SumTotal Systems Expands Australian Operation…from SumTotal Systems


Company Continues Investment with General Manager Appointment and New Sydney Headquarters


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SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, recently announced the appointment of Ross Bolden as General Manager of its Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) operation, as well as a move to new regional headquarters in North Sydney. These announcements signify further milestones in the company’s growth in the ANZ region following exceptional ongoing global performance and momentum. The company is also planning further expansion with office opening in Melbourne, and continues to hire in support of customers regionally.

Ross joins SumTotal as a veteran in the software market with close to 20 years’ experience with organizations such as Oracle, Infor, Manugistics, i2 Technologies and most recently SAP. Ross has worked on transformational Human Capital Management projects with organizations in the Manufacturing, Retail, Media, Financial Services, and Utilities industries and brings a wealth of high level experience to the SumTotal team.

“I am delighted to have joined the expanding SumTotal Australia and New Zealand operation. With low unemployment, retaining talent is a top concern for organizations along with performance management and succession planning. We have an exciting opportunity ahead and having a dedicated team on the ground in the region means that on top of providing the highest quality service for our existing ANZ customers, we are strongly positioned to further expand with new business”, commented Bolden.

“Ross’s strong background with global organizations, strategic development, executive leadership and customer-focused initiatives is a welcome addition to SumTotal and we look forward to further growth in our ANZ business”, said Malcolm Tinkler, Vice President of Sales ANZ, SumTotal Systems.

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