Agilysys Unifies Global Sales and Marketing Activities with Appointment of Michael Buckham-White as SVP Sales and Marketing

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--()--Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading developer and provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, announced today the appointment, effective immediately, of Michael Buckham-White to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The appointment reflects Agilysys’ commitment to seamlessly align the Company’s sales and marketing activities as Agilysys moves closer to the launch of its next generation property management system. Mr. Buckham-White will report directly to Agilysys President and CEO, James Dennedy.

In his role as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mr. Buckham-White will oversee Agilysys’ efforts to strengthen its brand, further establish thought leadership within the vertical markets it serves and implement new initiatives to help achieve the Company’s sales goals. He will also have oversight of the development and growth of Agilysys’ partner ecosystem and channel strategy. He brings over 18 years of sales and marketing leadership experience to his new role at Agilysys, primarily with technology-oriented companies.

Commenting on the appointment, James Dennedy stated, “Michael’s experience and leadership will strengthen the alignment between our sales and marketing efforts. His track record of leadership and success in developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans that are aligned with customers’ growth initiatives will be extremely valuable. He is a creative, strategic thinker with a sharp focus on understanding customer needs and communicating our value of helping our customers grow their business while providing a memorable guest experience. Michael also has specific experience in helping to bring SaaS based software enabled solutions to market which will benefit Agilysys as we move closer to the launch of our next generation property management system.”

Prior to joining Agilysys, Mr. Buckham-White was the managing principal of We Engage Marketing, LLC, an Atlanta-based marketing and leadership consulting firm focused on providing strategic planning, technology marketing and digital services, primarily to SaaS and digital technology clients. His clients included Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, PGi and 19th Hole Magazine. He also developed a leadership and accountability program for Proctor & Gamble. Prior to We Engage Marketing, Mr. Buckham-White held several executive management positions at Premiere Global Services, Inc., a publicly traded provider of virtual meeting solutions in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2012, including most recently as Vice President, Strategic Communications & Analyst Relations. He has also held key management roles at the The Weather Channel and United Parcel Service.

Mr. Buckham-White added, “I have been impressed with the Agilysys emphasis on customer service and forward thinking next generation technology solutions for hospitality enterprises. This opportunity to join the Company’s senior management team, leveraging my experience in successfully launching services-based platform architecture solutions and in developing new strategies that enable lasting connections for our customers, is exciting. I look forward to working with Jim and the rest of the Agilysys team to develop and implement strategies for growth.”

Mr. Buckham-White has a BA in Communication/Business Administration from Alabama A&M and a MA in Speech/Organizational Communication from the University of Alabama.

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality industry. The company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property management, inventory & procurement and mobile & wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the guest experience. Agilysys serves casinos, resorts, hotels, foodservice venues, stadiums and cruise lines. Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, EMEA headquarters in Cheshire, UK, and APAC offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

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Contacts

Investor:
Agilysys, Inc.
Janine Seebeck, 770-810-7800
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@agilysys.com
or
JCIR
Richard Land, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
212-835-8500
agys@jcir.com

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Contacts

Investor:
Agilysys, Inc.
Janine Seebeck, 770-810-7800
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@agilysys.com
or
JCIR
Richard Land, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
212-835-8500
agys@jcir.com