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James Murray joins Workfront as EMEA managing director

James Murray, the former Splunk and Acquia GM, joins Workfront as EMEA managing director to drive growth for the enterprise work management leader James Murray joins Workfront as EMEA managing director image

James Murray has been appointed the vice president and EMEA managing director of Workfront, the work management application platform for the enterprise.

Murray has over 30 years of experience working in the technology industry and has spent the past two decades as a leader of high-growth companies in EMEA and APAC.

“Workfront has established itself as a pioneer and leader in work management for the enterprise and continues to define this new category,” said Murray.

Commenting on his role, he said: “As MD for EMEA, I look forward to building on this success with the team and collaborating with Workfront’s extraordinary customers and partners to lead a proactive and targeted growth strategy.”

A focus on growth

He will lead Workfront’s expansion in EMEA, a strategic region for the business and be based in the company’s regional headquarters in Basingstoke, UK.

Previously, Murray served as the EMEA GM for Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, growing the team by more than 500% during his tenure, and leading the region through the company’s IPO.

He also held the position of EMEA GM for Acquia, a provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions.

Prior to these roles he spent 12 years driving the strategic growth in Europe and Asia for Autonomy and Interwoven.

“Workfront is delighted to bring James Murray on board to lead our EMEA team as we set the stage for continued growth. James’ proven track record for accelerating the expansion of SaaS companies in EMEA, combined with his focus on people and value, make him the ideal candidate to drive our business forward in the region,” added Workfront CEO, Alex Shootman.

“His leadership will build on the strength of our talented team and power the growth of our enterprise customer base across EMEA and worldwide.”

With full support from Workfront, Murray will continue his personal commitment as an advisor to Universities UK, working to tackle suicide and mental health issues through data analytics and early alert technology.

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