Joe Cowan, CEO, Epicor Software Corp
Joe Cowan brings more than 20 years of executive management experience in the software and technology industry to Epicor Software Corp. The vast majority of Epicor's global customers are companies ranging from $50 million to $500 million in revenue. This exclusive focus on the midmarket has driven Epicor's growth to $900 million in annual revenues, cementing its place as one of the industry's largest ERP vendors. Cowan stated in his application he has a passion for product quality, leading and inspiring people and is a big proponent of "servant leadership" where individuals are called to serve, not to be served. "You have to earn the respect of people. This is the most fundamental rule in business," Cowan stated. On building a solid management team: Cowan says he believes in surrounding himself with "A players" who take ownership and are problem solvers and in whom he has confidence in their ability to deliver. Last but not least, Cowan is very principled in areas of faith and family.