I guess we all should have seen this one coming. Not that Andrew Pery didn’t do a good job, but his hiring pre-dated Reynolds Bish being brought in as CEO. Over the past couple years, Bish has been pretty thorough about bringing in his own people, especially to fill high level positions like this one. New CMO Martyn Christian never worked with Bish at Captiva, but they did spend time together on the AIIM board, back when Reynolds orchestrated the sale of the trade show to Advanstar – a great move for the trade organization and one which was followed shortly thereafter by Bish’s tremendous run of success at Captiva. Plus, Christian has history with IBM and FileNet – of course, IBM bought FileNet – two very important Kofax partners.
It seems like the changing of the guard at Kofax is practically complete.