Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that Steve Rooney has joined the company’s DECISION division as Executive Vice President, Global Sales. The appointment comes on the heels of the recent addition of Gary Sherne and continues the company’s expansion of its executive team to support the significant market momentum and growing global demand for its products and services.

Rooney brings over two decades of global experience to Sapiens, having held sales and consulting practice leadership positions in a number of organizations which include Regulatory DataCorp, NICE-Actimize, and SunGard. During his tenure at NICE-Actimize, Rooney was key in managing the growth of the business from $5 million to over $100 million in revenue in just seven years. In addition to his proven sales and leadership experience, Steve brings wide expertise in the Risk & Compliance vertical market.

Rooney said “This is a great opportunity and a great time to join the Sapiens team. The recent success of DECISION across multiple verticals has created a tremendous amount of attention from the market. I look forward to playing a role in helping to maximize Sapiens’ global presence and further strengthening its already strong market position.”

Commenting on the Rooney appointment, Rami Doron, Sapiens Managing Director of DECISION, said, “We welcome Steve to the Sapiens team and are confident in his ability to help us achieve our vision. Steve brings a wealth of global leadership experience that will help us meet our aggressive growth targets.”

In his new position, Rooney will initially focus on the goal of unifying the Sapiens DECISION sales strategy, sales process, and marketing strategy under a single global umbrella to best leverage the company’s 2013 DECISION success and to maximize its global market growth potential. He will be based in the Sapiens New York office and will lead the world-wide DECISION sales, pre-sales and SME organization.

 

About Sapiens

Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector. We offer core, end-to-end solutions for the general insurance, property & casualty, life, pension and annuities markets, and business decision management software, globally. We have a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 130 financial services organizations. Our team of more than 900 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

 

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Contact: Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah
VP Corporate Marketing & Communications
Sapiens International
Office: +972-3-790 2026
e-Mail: yaffa.cohen-ifrah@sapiens.com
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