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Accela Adds Three New Executive Roles

The moves follow the company's hiring of a new CEO in March.

by / May 31, 2017

After appointing a new chief executive officer in March, Accela is beefing up its leadership team with three new roles.

The company, which offers a suite of cloud-based products to state and local government, announced May 31 that it had hired:

  • Jay Colfer, previously the chief growth officer of health tech company SSI, as chief revenue officer;
  • Troy Coggiola, formerly the senior vice president of product management at the mortgage-serving tech company Ellie Mae, as chief product officer; and
  • Srini Kakkera, who has worked at SAP and served on the founding team of AlertEnterprise, as senior vice president of engineering.

According to Colfer’s LinkedIn profile, the new CRO spent the better part of two years at Surgical Information Systems ending in 2014. Ed Daihl, Accela’s new CEO, was the chief executive of SIS during most of the time Colfer worked there.

Accela, founded in 1999, is in something of a transitory state right now. The company has found new playgrounds to explore in emerging niches such as marijuana and gig economy regulation, and Daihl said he’s also interested in building out the company’s API capabilities so it can work better with third parties. The board of directors has also been mulling an initial public offering, which would make Accela one of a handful of public companies whose primary customer base is state and local government.

“Accela is committed to improving our products and processes to better serve our valued customers, employees and business partners,” Daihl said in a statement. “I am confident the deep level of expertise that Jay, Troy and Srini will each bring will help us strategically improve and integrate our teams and strengthen alignment across company initiatives critical to our next phase of cloud platform growth and innovation.”

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