Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced that Libby Koehn has been appointed Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Koehn’s extensive experience in all areas of software development and her drive for shaping product growth and vision will serve the customer base well as she focuses on the company's product strategy.

Koehn is an entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years’ experience in executive-level roles, leading enterprise software product management, strategy, marketing and development at a variety of UK and USA-based software companies.

Koehn comes to KCS from her role as Chief Product Officer at Brady PLC. Before that, she was the Vice President of Product for Sage’s Enterprise software solutions.

In addition to her extensive background in the enterprise software industry, Koehn holds degrees in History, Political Science, Nursing, Liberal Studies, and Business. She is drawn to the human side of product development and processes through her work and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge at both start-up and global companies.

When asked about her new role, Koehn commented, “As a software product person, I’m extremely passionate about building innovative and flexible technical solutions that solve real world problems and empower customers to plan, coordinate and better manage their business resources, operations and productivity. I’m excited to join the excellent team at KCS, a company that has truly global growth ambitions and an awe-inspiring dedication to meeting the needs of customers by delivering outstanding products and services.”

David Liddle, KCS President of Research and Development, said, “As we grow our business and extend our product portfolio, it is important that we focus on the long term planning of our global Products and ensure strong leadership within R&D and throughout the business. Koehn’s expertise will be most valuable to our evolving group product strategy.”