Growth Drives Exec Appointment
Growth Drives Exec
Canterbury’s rebuild fuels growth and drives new Managing Director appointment at iViis
Christchurch, New Zealand. X October 2013.
Christchurch-based software-as-a-service company iViis today announced the appointment of Mike Stobbs as their new Managing Director, effective immediately.
“iViis is delighted to secure an executive of Mike Stobbs’ calibre to lead the company, and help manage the explosive growth we are experiencing,” says company co-founder Nick Shier.
Mr Shier, who is refocusing his own role to work more directly on delivering client solutions, said Mr Stobbs was a proven technology sector executive with considerable strategy, management and governance experience.
“Mike is a technology industry
leader, pivotal to initiatives like electronic banking and
home shopping at ASB Bank and electronic commerce solutions
at ECN, amongst other prominent roles.”
iViis has built a strong base of clients including examples such as Eaton, Hallenstein-Glasson and Smith & Smith Glass, as well as construction sector companies like Stonewood Homes, for their service that helps firms improve the efficiency of their supply chain, said Mr Shier.
“More recently we have been leveraging our projects and supply chain expertise to work with more organisations involved in Canterbury’s rebuild, which is fuelling rapid growth.”
“iViis systems are currently touching around 60% of all claims being processed, and there is plenty of potential for us to become even more deeply involved.”
“Mike’s appointment is a reflection that the company is at the next stage of its growth, and needs the focussed attention of an experienced IT solutions executive to lead it through this next exciting phase,” says Mr Shier.
Mr Stobbs, currently involved as a director and strategy adviser to a range of organisations including iViis, has a corporate background that included roles with Unisys, ASB Bank, Oracle Corporation and Advantage E-Commerce Ltd and more recently as CEO of Xelocity, a provider of supply chain and benefits management consultancy services.
Mr Stobbs said he was excited about iViis’ opportunities, “the company has delivered some outstanding supply chain solutions to large organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand, and has been able to leverage that knowledge and technology to deliver some highly effective solutions for organisations involved in the Canterbury rebuild.”
“There is considerable potential to deepen iViis’ involvement in the rebuild, as there is a compelling need to improve visibility across a complex and highly pressurised supply chain so the rebuild’s ambitious delivery targets can be met.”
iViis offers internet-based ‘software-as-a-service’ that connects the existing computer systems of different organisations in a supply chain, helping them improve their communication and make decisions faster.
For the Canterbury rebuild, iViis have been connecting IT systems at insurance companies, claims processing agencies and building management / project management offices to help them manage claims more efficiently.