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Mon, 3rd Apr 2023, a pioneering software company, has announced the appointment of experienced technology executive and entrepreneur Duncan Journee as their new CEO. Journee, who has over 20 years of experience in software development and cloud technology, has previously worked for leading technology brands such as SAP and Fujitsu, as well as various start-ups and scale-up businesses in Australia.

Under Journee's leadership, Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner Clade Solutions experienced significant growth, leading it to become a trusted partner for organizations seeking to modernize their business applications platform. Clade Solutions was subsequently sold to Brennan, Australia's largest Australian-owned IT company, in 2022.

Rod Drury, non-executive director and shareholder, expressed excitement about Journee's appointment, stating, “I am excited about Duncan joining the team as CEO. We believe his expertise and energy will be critical in helping the team to continue building pioneering software and sell it in Australia and the rest of the world.” Lead investor and Movac Partner Mark Vivian also welcomed Journee's appointment, acknowledging his calibre as an exciting scale-up venture leader.

Journee expressed his enthusiasm about the new role, saying, “It’s not often you get an opportunity like this to head up a technology business like, which has developed world-first customer engagement software, with big-brand early adopters in New Zealand. I am eager to work with the existing team to showcase their work to the world.”

With Journee's appointment, current CEO Ben Pujji will assume a new role as Chief Product Officer, focusing on driving a customer-centric product strategy and diversified go-to-market strategy. Pujji previously led through its early product pivot and successful market validation phase, culminating in a $5 million Series A capital raise led by leading New Zealand venture capital firm Movac to fund further growth.