Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the appointment of Stefan Persson as new CEO. Stefan will start February 3, 2020. With more than 25 years of experience in leading management positions, and a focus on developing global businesses and teams, Stefan brings valuable expertise to Configura’s plan to grow globally in the coming years.
Starting out as a professional Nintendo gamer in the 90’s, Stefan has since then worked with everything from marketing and sales to IT and support in leading positions, including CIO, CFO and SVP, for leading global companies.
“Strong company culture”
His most recent accomplishments include leadership positions within the global SW/ERP company IFS and the customer journey management solution company Qmatic, where he was engaged in product marketing and development, supply chain and factory operations. Most recently, his focus has been on sales execution and strategy, including leading and developing Qmatic’s global partner business.
“What excites me about Configura, is its strong company culture with employees at its core and a genuine interest and commitment to generate value to their partners and customers,” said Configura’s new CEO Stefan Persson. “Configura is already on a steady growth path. With a world-leading product technology, a strong financial position and an initiated global expansion, I believe my experience, together with the current team, gives us a very strong position to accelerate growth.“
Johan Lyreborn remains as part of the board
Configura’s current CEO and co-founder, Johan Lyreborn, will remain with the company as part of the board, focusing on strategies regarding new markets and industries and support sales.
“I’m excited that we’ve finalized the search process and I’m confident in our decision. Moving forward, I will support Stefan and our sales team. Stepping down from the position as CEO will give me more time to focus on spreading our vision and how we generate customer value through our core philosophy: parametric graphical configuration,” said Johan Lyreborn.
Configura, a Sweden based software company, has expanded globally with great success, recently adding offices in China and Germany to the list of existing offices in United States and Malaysia. Demand for their product, CET Designer, continues to grow and the user base has increased by 32% in 2019, to more than 10,000 users, primarily in the United States, Germany and China.
Configura plans to double in size
Over the next three years, Configura plans to double in size, with a focus on product development and expanding their partner network. Their vision is to become the leading global software provider for people who design spaces.
Stefan will work closely with the board, including the newly recruited and announced Chairman Tommy Johansson who was elected on December 12, 2019.