Powell Software Appoints Marc Diouane to Board


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Powell Software, a company focused on creating digital solutions built on Microsoft 365 as well as tools to optimize Microsoft Teams to improve collaborative experience for users, today announced that Marc Diouane, a growth-focused Software as a Service (SAAS) market leader, has joined the company’s Board. Diouane will work to accelerate Powell Software’s growth strategy into a top software provider in the US, specifically focusing on the SAAS market to increase revenue yearly, build more global partnerships, and lead the company in transforming the future of the workplace for an increasingly remote and digital reality.

“Marc understands the needs of our business and how to effectively develop successful strategies that will lead Powell Software to grow in the US market. With the boom in remote working, there is a significant increase in the need for platforms such as Microsoft Teams,” said Cyril De Queral, CEO of Powell Software. “He is an intelligent and creative marketing leader who joins our Board at the perfect moment, just as the market widens for the use cases our platform supports.”

With more than 25 years of strategy for company growth, IPOs, and SAAS experience, Diouane has supported companies through stages of exponential development in new and existing markets. He currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Checkr, Inc., the leading technology company in the background check industry. In his previous role as President of Zuora, he led the company from an early stage start-up through an IPO. Additionally, he also served as Divisional Vice President Sales for EMEA and APAC where he helped achieve tripled revenue within three years from $185 million to $455 million.

Diouane will bring his leadership experience to Powell Software to help revenue growth, build new partnerships and grow its 1.5 million users during this time of digital workspaces increasing popularity while companies continue to work remotely.

“I'm very excited to join the Powell Software board of directors,” said Marc Diouane, Board member of Powell Software. “Cyril and his team have built an amazing company and an incredible customer base. With the increase in remote working and the acceleration of Microsoft team's adoption, Powell Software is very well positioned to continue its stellar growth trajectory.”

The addition of Diouane to the board signals Powell Software's next stage of growth following the company’s Series A funding of $16 million in an effort to enhance its Digital Workplace offerings including strengthening Microsoft Teams with the traditional Intranet. Powell Software’s impact in the market is unique and its value has the potential to serve millions of Office 365 users. The company has more than 120 partners and services over 300 customers globally including Quest Diagnostics, Jackson Family Wines, House of Commons of Canada and American Pacific Mortgage. It offers two products: Powell Intranet, which builds upon Office 365 and Sharepoint to streamline the deployment process increase engagement, and Powell Teams, which creates a unique user experience for each team that aligns with the broader company’s structure to encourage Microsoft Teams adoption.

About Powell Software

Powell Software is a global international software platform vendor, headquartered in France. In January 2020, Powell Software secured $16M in Series A fundraising. Powell Software’s mission is to connect organizations with employees through a complete Digital Workplace. This is achieved with the Powell 365, which is made up of two pillars: Powell Intranet for Corporate Communications and Employee Engagement and Powell Teams to enhance Microsoft Teams with governance for IT and improved usage and adoption for end-users. Its ready-to-use and customizable templates combine these pillars to transform business processes for hybrid work.

With 10 office locations across Europe, North America, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa and trusted by over 300 customers and 50 partners, Powell Software has won awards and recognition from Gartner & Clearbox, the best analysts in Digital Workplace. Leveraging its strong, worldwide partner network, Powell can answer customer needs efficiently and responsively. Learn more at powell-software.com.

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