This Wednesday, one of the major RPA providers Automation Anywhere, announced the appointment of two industry veterans to top jobs as a predictable move towards its prospective IPO.
James Budge (pictured on the left), the new chief financial officer (CFO), and Mike Micucci (pictured on the right), the new chief operating officer (COO) have extensive experience running public companies. The appointment strengthening Automation Anywhere’s executive team is just a few weeks after the top competitor in the RPA market, UiPath, went public in a $1.4 billion IPO.
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/CFO at Rovi, the latter two companies each with complex global operations and revenues in excess of $1 billion. During his tenure at these companies, he collectively raised more than $6 billion in funding from public equity and debt offerings.
Mike joins Automation Anywhere as COO with a proven track record in executive product and marketing leadership roles in Cloud and enterprise technology. Mike 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.