Board Member, Procurian
Klaus Besier joined Procurian’s board of directors in 2009. He has more than 30 years of executive experience across a range of industries and a proven track record in helping companies develop, implement, and execute global growth strategies.
Klaus served as president and CEO of global software leader SAP America, Inc., and is credited with driving its growth in North and South Americas, Australia, and New Zealand from $50 million to $1 billion in revenues in less than five years. He also served as president and CEO of Firepond, Inc., which he took public in one of the most successful IPOs of 2000. Additionally, as president and CEO of Neoware, Inc., Klaus drove significant changes in the company's go-to-market and partner strategies. This improved corporate structure led to significant growth and visibility for the organization – key factors that resulted in its acquisition by HP in 2007 with a total transaction value of more than $300 million.
Most recently, Klaus served as CEO of Pramata, Inc., where he helped refine and implement a go-to-market strategy that has helped drive continued growth among Fortune 500 customers. Today, he is the CEO of RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, where he had previously served as chairman of the board. He also serves on the board of eResearchTechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERES), a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
Klaus holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance from the University of Economics in Berlin.