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NAVEX has announced that Sean Thompson has been appointed as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Thompson will succeed CEO Bob Conlin, who will assume the role of NAVEX’s Executive Chairman.

Thompson joined NAVEX as President and Chief Operating Officer in September of 2021 as the result of a successor search by Conlin and the company’s board.

Thompson’s professional experience prior to NAVEX includes ten 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, where he rose to the position of executive vice president for the company’s Business Network.

Thompson was also the founder of a successful AI startup, Nuiku, which sold to Nortek (NASDAQ: NRTK) in 2016.

"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," said Bob Conlin. "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."

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