Epicor Software names new CEO

Dublin, Calif. -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions, announced that Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed president and CEO.  Cowan, who brings extensive executive management experience in software and technology to Epicor, succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is stepping down to pursue new opportunities. Qureshi will also be stepping down from his position as a director on the Epicor board of directors.

Along with his appointment as president and CEO, Cowan will be appointed as a member of the Epicor board of directors.

“Joe is a proven executive and strong leader who is highly respected within the technology industry,”  said Jason Wright, a member of the board of directors of Epicor.  He possesses outstanding strategic vision and exceptional commercial and operational skills having led a number of major software companies to new levels of growth and profitability.”  

Most recently, Cowan served as President and CEO of Online Resources, a provider of online banking and full-service payment solutions, until its acquisition by ACI Worldwide in March 2013.