Leadership

Micro Focus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:MCRO) and has annual revenues of approximately $4.4bn. Our success is driven by an experienced management team that upholds core values shared across the entire company.

Kevin Loosemore

Kevin Loosemore

Executive Chairman Micro Focus

Kevin was previously non-executive Chairman of Morse plc, a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society, and a non-executive director of the Big Food Group plc. His most recent executive roles were as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc, President of Motorola Europe, Middle East, and Africa and before that, he was Chief Executive of IBM UK Limited. Kevin was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Company in 2005 and Executive Chairman in April 2011. He has a degree in politics and economics from Oxford University.

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Stephen Murdoch

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer Micro Focus

Stephen has a 25-year track record of success in the IT industry, spanning hardware, software, and services with a focus on driving strategic, transformational change. He joined Micro Focus in 2012 and has held critical leadership roles with responsibilities including Sales, Marketing and Product Management, most recently holding the Chief Operating Officer role. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Stephen held senior executive positions in general management, sales, and strategy with IBM and Dell.

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Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer Micro Focus

Chris Kennedy joined Micro Focus as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in January 2018. Chris previously served as CFO of ARM where he was involved in one of the largest UK takeovers culminating in the sale of ARM to SoftBank in a deal valuing the company at £24.3bn, or 57x earnings. Prior to ARM, Chris spent five years as the CFO of easyJet overseeing a period of tremendous growth with profit increasing nearly 5x. In this role, he oversaw a successful capital structure reorganization and led the negotiation of the largest plane order in UK history. Chris also held senior management positions over a 17 year career at EMI Music including UK CFO, COO International, Group CFO and Chief Investment Officer. Chris holds a degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant that led to an early career in consultancy and venture capital.

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Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions Micro Focus

Mike joined Micro Focus on 7 September 2010 and was previously Chief Executive Officer at Morse plc, following his initial role as Group Finance Director. Mike left Morse plc in July 2010 following the turnaround and successful corporate sale to 2e2 in June 2010. From 1998 to 2007, Mike was Group Finance Director at Microgen plc and played a lead role in the transformation of the company to an international software and services business with sustainable and profitable growth.

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Michael Steinmetz

Michael Steinmetz

Executive Vice President Support, Professional Services and License Verification Micro Focus

Michael Steinmetz has more than 30 years of executive leadership, sales experience, and technical expertise in the IT industry. Prior to his appointment as Micro Focus' President of Sales in 2012, he was responsible for building its Inside Sales Division, integrating acquisitions into the Micro Focus group, and focusing on customer retention through its Maintenance Renewal business. Before joining Micro Focus in 2009, he served as Vice President of Professional Services, Maintenance Renewals, and Technical Support for The Attachmate Group's NetIQ business unit where he was responsible for recurring revenue, consulting, and customer advocacy. During his tenure, he oversaw growth both in revenue and margin for the business. Before that time he held various leadership roles at BMC Software, Composite Communications, and New Dimension Software. Mike has a dual degree in English Literature and Computer Science from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has pursued studies in Masters' degree programs in Literature as well as language studies at the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.

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Sue Barsamian

Sue Barsamian

Chief Sales Officer Micro Focus

Sue Barsamian leads Sales for Micro Focus and is responsible for product revenue across all routes-to-market. Most recently, she led Sales and Marketing for the Software division of HPE and prior to that, led the Enterprise Security Products Business. Sue joined HP through the Mercury Interactive acquisition in 2006 and upon joining, led Worldwide Indirect Sales for HPE's Enterprise Group. Earlier in her career, Sue held executive management roles at Critical Path and Verity. Sue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and completed post-graduate studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Chief Human Resources Officer Micro Focus

Ian Fraser joined Micro Focus as Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2018. Ian previously served as the Global HR Director of RELX Group, where he helped to lead the transformation of RELX from a largely traditional publishing business to a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. Prior to RELX, Ian held a number of Group HR director roles in FTSE 100 companies across five different sectors including BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining and metals business. In addition to his roles in HR, Ian also brings experience in Strategy and Organization consulting as well as product development and marketing. Ian holds a joint MA (Hons.) from Edinburgh University in Philosophy & Psychology, an MBA specializing in Finance and International Business from London's City University and is a Chartered Psychologist.

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Jane Smithard

Jane Smithard

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Micro Focus

Jane is Company Secretary of Micro Focus International plc and was named General Counsel of Micro Focus in May 2006. Jane has worked with Micro Focus for over 15 years providing a wide range of legal services, most notably leading the efforts through the 2005 IPO. Jane is a Barrister, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1982. She also has a BA (Hons) in Law, a postgraduate diploma in European Law from King's College of London, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Nils Brauckmann

Nils Brauckmann

Chief Executive Officer SUSE

Nils is Chief Executive Officer of SUSE and has led the company since May 2011. Prior to this, Nils gained more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the IT industry, serving in cross-functional and international management positions in companies such as WRQ (acquired by TAG in 2004), Novell, and Siemens Nixdorf, where he started his technology career. Nils lives in Germany with his wife, Susi, and their three sons Christopher, Paul, and Oskar. In his spare time he likes to watch his sons' soccer games and enjoys time outdoors hiking and riding bicycles.

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John Delk

John Delk

Chief Marketing Officer
General Manager, Security and Information Management & Governance Product Groups
Micro Focus

John Delk is currently the Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of the Security and Information Management & Governance Product Groups at Micro Focus. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Product Officer for Micro Focus, after joining the Company in 2014 as part of the acquisition of the Attachmate Group where previously served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at NetIQ. Prior to that, he spent seven years in various leadership positions at Novell in Product Management, Sales, and Services.

John has over 34 years of experience in the IT industry working for numerous other companies holding roles including Managing Partner at BearingPoint/KPMG Consulting and a Vice President at EDS. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from Furman University with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.

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Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers

Chief Operating Officer Micro Focus

Paul Rodgers is the Chief Operating Officer for Micro Focus. Prior to this role, Paul served as the Business Operations and Integration lead for Micro Focus, where he was responsible for overseeing the successful integrations resulting from the company's merger and acquisition activity. Paul joined Micro Focus in April 2008 as the Group HR Director, and prior to joining Micro Focus, Paul spent 17 years with IBM and four years as Managing Director of a successful Executive HR consultancy business with clients such as Dell, Unilever, Yahoo and Sainsbury's.

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Colin Mahony

Colin Mahony

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Vertica Product Group Micro Focus

Colin Mahony leads the Vertica Product Group for Micro Focus. In 2011, Colin joined HP through the Vertica acquisition and has since led the business. Prior to Vertica, Colin was a Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners and before that he worked at Lazard Technology Partners. Earlier in his career, Colin was a Senior Analyst at the Yankee Group, serving as an industry analyst and consultant covering databases, BI, middleware, application servers, and ERP systems. Colin earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Georgetown University.

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Raffi Margaliot

Raffi Margaliot

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Delivery Management Product Group Micro Focus

Raffi Margaliot leads the Application Delivery Management business unit within Micro Focus. Raffi has over a decade of experience driving business strategy, product development, and delivering innovative technology solutions that solve customer problems. He has held a number of general manager roles within HPE, including leading both the Enterprise Mobility and IT Management-as-a-Service business units. Raffi joined HP in 2006 through the Mercury Interactive acquisition. At Mercury, he held a variety of R&D and product management roles and was a founding engineer for what is now the Application Lifecycle Management platform. Raffi holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Chris Livesey

Chris Livesey

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Modernization and Connectivity Product Group Micro Focus

As the General Manager of the Application Modernization and Connectivity Product Group, Chris is responsible for ensuring that Micro Focus can continue to win and support customers with great products, great customer service, and unrivaled technology innovation.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has held a number of executive positions in software and technology companies including sales, marketing and consulting. He has extensive experience in software product strategy, sales management, product packaging, and demand generation strategies. This has typically been in acquisitive businesses with a focus on company integration, product management, customer and partner management, and organizational change.

Chris is based out of Micro Focus' Newbury office and lives with his family near Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Tom Goguen

Tom Goguen

Chief Product Officer and General Manager, IT Operations Management Product Group Micro Focus

Tom Goguen is currently the Chief Product Officer and General Manager of the IT Operations Management (ITOM) Product Group. Tom joined Micro Focus as part of the merger with the Software division of HPE. He joined HPE in 2016, and was responsible for developing and delivering the industry's broadest set of IT operations management solutions for traditional IT, private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, including data center automation, network operations management, IT service management automation, hybrid cloud management, and automated monitoring, analysis, and remediation for IT operations.

Tom has more than 20 years of experience in product-line management and executive roles spanning engineering, product management, and marketing functions at Sun Microsystems, Apple, and BlackBerry. When he was CEO of Newbay Software, Tom led the turnaround and successful divestiture of the white-label cloud services provider for mobile operators. Tom is a co-inventor on nine patents. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

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Jerome Labat

Jerome Labat

Chief Technology Officer Micro Focus

Jerome Labat is Chief Technology Officer for Micro Focus. In this role, he is responsible for setting the technology agenda for the business and driving consistency in product development across the portfolio. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Jerome was the CTO for HPE Software and led the cloud automation business. He joined HP from Intuit where he was responsible for the design and delivery of next generation IT services in support of Intuit's digital transformation. Jerome also held multiple leadership and engineering roles at Oracle. He earned an MBA in international business administration from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion and a DEUG in economics from Université Paris X Nanterre in France.

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Kevin Loosemore

Kevin Loosemore

Executive Chairman Micro Focus

Kevin was previously non-executive Chairman of Morse plc, a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society, and a non-executive director of the Big Food Group plc. His most recent executive roles were as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc, President of Motorola Europe, Middle East, and Africa and before that, he was Chief Executive of IBM UK Limited. Kevin was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Company in 2005 and Executive Chairman in April 2011. He has a degree in politics and economics from Oxford University.

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Stephen Murdoch

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer Micro Focus

Stephen has a 25-year track record of success in the IT industry, spanning hardware, software, and services with a focus on driving strategic, transformational change. He joined Micro Focus in 2012 and has held critical leadership roles with responsibilities including Sales, Marketing and Product Management, most recently holding the Chief Operating Officer role. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Stephen held senior executive positions in general management, sales, and strategy with IBM and Dell.

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Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer Micro Focus

Chris Kennedy joined Micro Focus as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in January 2018. Chris previously served as CFO of ARM where he was involved in one of the largest UK takeovers culminating in the sale of ARM to SoftBank in a deal valuing the company at £24.3bn, or 57x earnings. Prior to ARM, Chris spent five years as the CFO of easyJet overseeing a period of tremendous growth with profit increasing nearly 5x. In this role, he oversaw a successful capital structure reorganization and led the negotiation of the largest plane order in UK history. Chris also held senior management positions over a 17 year career at EMI Music including UK CFO, COO International, Group CFO and Chief Investment Officer. Chris holds a degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant that led to an early career in consultancy and venture capital.

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Nils Brauckmann

Nils Brauckmann

Chief Executive Officer SUSE

Nils is Chief Executive Officer of SUSE and has led the company since May 2011. Prior to this, Nils gained more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the IT industry, serving in cross-functional and international management positions in companies such as WRQ (acquired by TAG in 2004), Novell, and Siemens Nixdorf, where he started his technology career. Nils lives in Germany with his wife Susi and their three sons Christopher, Paul, and Oskar. In his spare time he likes to watch his sons' soccer games and enjoys time outdoors hiking and riding bicycle.

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Karen Slatford

Karen Slatford

Senior Independent Non-executive Director

Karen is Chair of The Foundry, which specializes in developing software for the creative industries, and non-executive director at Intelliflo, a financial services software provider. Prior to her current responsibilities, she has held various roles at the board level since 2001 at a range of technology companies. Karen began her career at ICL before spending 20 years in Hewlett Packard, where she headed up worldwide sales and marketing. Karen holds a BA Joint Honors degree in European Studies, French, and Spanish from Bath University.

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Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins

Independent Non-executive Director

Richard is Chairman of Acora, an IT Services outsourcing company; Entanet International, a wholesale voice and data communications company; Sub 10 Systems, a designer and manufacturer of wireless ethernet bridges; and Miles 33, a publishing software company. He is also a non-executive director at Aon, the UK's largest insurance broker. He has spent the majority of his career within the IT industry. Previously, he was a Director at Data Sciences where he led its MBO from Thorn EMI in 1991 and then managed its successful sale to IBM in 1996.

His final role at IBM was as General Manager for IBM Global Services Northern Europe where he was also a member of the IBM worldwide Senior Leadership Team. Since leaving IBM in 2005 he has acted as a non-executive director for several companies including Compel, Message Labs, Global Crossing, Morse, and Easynet. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY.

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Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Independent Non-executive Director

Amanda has more than 20 years of international human resources experience in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, leisure, hospitality, and financial services. She is currently Group Human Resources Director at Hiscox Ltd., a FTSE 250 business and specialist insurer with offices in 14 countries. Prior to Hiscox, Amanda held a number of leadership roles with Mars, PepsiCo, and Whitbread plc. She has expertise in human resources, remuneration strategy, and managing organizations through periods of significant change.

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Lawton Fit

Lawton Fitt

Independent Non-executive Director

Lawton is an investment banker and a highly experienced corporate director. She currently serves on the boards of Ciena Corporation, The Progressive Corporation and The Carlyle Group, and was previously a non-executive director at ARM plc and Thomson Reuters. Lawton worked at Goldman Sachs for over 23 years in investment banking, equities and asset management, and for more than a decade she led the equity capital markets team focused on technology companies. She was elected a Partner in 1994 and worked in the London and New York offices.

From 2002-2005 Lawton was the Secretary (Chief Executive Officer) of the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, and has served as a trustee for a number of not-for-profit organizations and foundations, including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree in European History from Brown University and her MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

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Darren Roos

Darren Roos

Independent Non-Executive Director

Darren is a technology leader who has spent 20 years building and scaling businesses. He is the CEO of global enterprise software vendor, IFS. Prior to IFS, Darren held leadership roles at SAP where he was the President of the company's Cloud ERP business, and at Software AG where he was also a member of the Board. Darren is a thought leader in the technology industry and is known for being a customer advocate and Cloud expert.

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Silke Scheiber

Silke Scheiber

Independent Non-Executive Director

Silke was an investment professional at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partners LLP, London, UK from July 1999 and became a member in 2012. She retired from KKR in 2015. Prior to KKR, Silke worked at Goldman, Sachs & Company oHG, Frankfurt, Germany from 1996 to 1999. Silke, who is Austrian, is a director of CNH Industrial N.V., the Netherlands and Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, Switzerland.

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