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Gov Tech Giant CentralSquare Announces New Leadership Team

Seven executive positions around CEO Simon Angove have been filled, including decades of cumulative experience in government software, cloud adoption and market strategies for major tech companies.

Eight months after the merger of three companies created CentralSquare, the gov tech giant has finalized its new executive leadership team, including five Superion alumni and one each from Ellucian, CA Technologies and TriTech Software Systems.

Superion and TriTech no longer exist as separate entities, as they were two of three cornerstone companies that merged in July 2018 to create CentralSquare, along with Aptean’s public-sector and health-care business. A fourth brand associated with CentralSquare, Zuercher Technologies, was a subsidiary of TriTech prior to the merger. CentralSquare also acquired Lucity, a company that makes asset management software, in January.

The announcement of former Superion CEO Simon Angove as chief executive officer of CentralSquare came with news about the merger last year, before the new company had a name. Earlier in his career, Angove was a senior executive at cybersecurity software company Verint and started a number of companies involved with video analytics and cloud computing.

According to a news release last week, seven executive leadership positions around Angove have now been filled to include:

  • Chief Financial Officer Brad Surminski, who previously held that title at Superion, D+H and ADP Canada
  • Chief Operating Officer Jeff Davison, who has experience with cloud software deployment as former vice president of professional services at Ellucian
  • Tom Amburgey, senior VP and general manager of CentralSquare’s Public Administration business unit, who held similar titles at Superion and has been CIO of the Florida municipalities of Wellington and Hallandale Beach
  • Steve Seoane, executive VP and general manager of CentralSquare’s Public Safety business unit, who previously led product development at TriTech
  • Chief Technology Officer John Pulling, who held the same title at Superion and previously led technology operations at Lanyon and BigMachines, and product management for strategic applications at Infor
  • Chief Marketing Officer Jatin Atre, who held that title at Superion and was senior VP of marketing at Applied Predictive Technologies, a business analytics software company in Washington, D.C.
  • Chief Revenue Officer Chris Schwartz, who helped built the market strategy for CA Technologies’ major SaaS platform for agile management
“The skills and expertise of this leadership team exemplify the core values that define our company culture,” Angove said in the statement. “Driven by a passion for innovation, growth, community and agility, the team will ensure we take the lead in innovating and delivering truly compelling technology solutions for building safer and smarter communities.”

Since it announced the foundational merger last year, CentralSquare has been one of the largest companies in the gov tech space, serving more than 7,500 agencies large and small across the U.S. and Canada — agencies that purportedly cover three-quarters of the population of those nations. The scope of its software products includes public safety, finance, human capital management, payroll, utility billing, citizen engagement, asset management, regulatory compliance, community development and hospital recordkeeping and compliance.

The company recently announced a push to hire 400 new employees at centers of excellence across the U.S. and Canada.

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