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Automation Anywhere appoints new CFO and COO

Automation Anywhere appoints new CFO and COO

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James Budge, CFO, Automation Anywhere.

Automation Anywhere, a global providers of cloud robotic process automation (RPA) solution, has announced the appointment of James Budge as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) and Mike Micucci as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

“With these seasoned industry veterans on board, we are more prepared than ever to bring the benefits of cloud RPA and intelligent automation to every organisation that wants to liberate its employees from manual, repetitive tasks, and free them to be more productive,” said Mihir Shukla, CEO and Co-Founder, Automation Anywhere. “I’m thrilled to welcome both of these world-class executives as we build on market momentum and head towards our next phase of growth.”

In his new role as CFO, Budge will lead finance, investor relations, legal and IT management. A top priority for Budge will be to ensure the organisation has the proper business processes and infrastructure as it aspires to become a public company.

Budge brings to Automation Anywhere decades of experience as a CFO at both public and private companies, during which he has prepared three companies for initial public offerings (IPOs) and led multiple secondary public offerings, all while managing complex global operations. Most recently, Budge was the CFO at Pluralsight where he led the company through an IPO, while increasing its revenues 400%. Prior to Pluralsight, he served as CFO at Anaplan, as COO and CFO at Genesys, and as COO and CFO at Rovi.

Micucci joins Automation Anywhere as COO with a proven track record in executive product and marketing leadership roles in cloud and enterprise technology. He was most recently CEO of Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Community Cloud, leading product direction, marketing, and global operations.  

As COO, he will set Automation Anywhere’s performance goals to accelerate the company’s next stage of growth. This includes overseeing global operations and leading the development and execution of a business strategy that rapidly expands the adoption of the company’s Automation 360 platform and AARI smart digital assistant.

As an 11-year veteran of Salesforce, Micucci was the CEO and EVP of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the market-leading enterprise ecommerce platform.

Before Salesforce, Micucci was the Co-Founder and CEO of GroupSwim, which Salesforce acquired. Mike has also served in senior product and marketing roles at Commerce One, Netscape and HP.

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