NAVEX, a provider of risk and compliance software, has announced changes at the top of its organization. Sean Thompson, who joined the company in September 2021 as its president and COO, becomes president and CEO, succeeding Bob Conlin, who becomes the company’s executive chairman.
Thompson’s professional experience prior to NAVEX includes 10 years at Microsoft, where he held a variety of roles, culminating with group product management for its $8 billion database business, followed by a series of leaderships roles at SAP. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he quickly become one of the firm’s youngest practice leads for enterprise resource planning.
His September appointment as president and CEO was the result of a search by the board of directors to find a successor for Conlin, who has been the company’s leader since its founding in 2012.
“After working closely with Sean over the past nine months, I am highly confident that Sean will further accelerate NAVEX’s strong record of growth,” Conlin said in a news release. “Sean’s passion for our mission, our employees and our customers is clear, and his successful track record of scaling enterprise software and SaaS businesses will position NAVEX for continued success.”
Since its founding, NAVEX has completed eight acquisitions and grown from 168 employees to 1,200.
“It is an honor to succeed Bob as CEO,” Thompson said in the release. “I am energized by the opportunity to lead a team of motivated and talented individuals whose first priority is to serve our customers. With this focus in mind, and a strong technology platform to build on, NAVEX is assured of continued success.”