., (NASDAQ: SQI) a provider of on-demand source-to-settle solutions, today announced the appointment of Charles Irek to vice president, technology. Irek brings more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry to SciQuest. He has successfully led multiple early-stage software firms to commercial offerings and revenue capture, and has also managed technology development at IBM and GlaxoSmithKline. In his role as vice president of technology, Irek will be responsible for all development and infrastructure resources behind SciQuest’s suite of collaborative, SaaS-based source-to-settle solutions.
“Charles brings a highly successful track record in software development to direct the SciQuest technology team,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of SciQuest. “Charles’ extensive experience leading software development organizations and his entrepreneurial background make him the ideal choice for leading the development of innovative products that help support the overall success of our customers.”
Before joining SciQuest, Irek was the CTO and VP of Software Engineering for Diagnosoft Inc., a point-of-care healthcare analytics company. While at Diagnosoft, he was able to expand the company’s product offering by more than 300 percent while building essential vendor relationships and forming strategic partnerships with vital advisors. He also served as vice president of software engineering for Proventys, Inc. where he was responsible for building and leading the company’s software development capability.
“I’m looking forward to working with the SciQuest team and expanding its already impressive software and technology,” said Irek. “I believe that my adaptive leadership and management style, together with some of the brightest minds in the industry, will help enhance the company’s software platform with new value-added features that will drive our customers’ businesses.”
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SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) provides organizations with a comprehensive suite of on-demand source-to-settle software solutions, driving cost and efficiency savings across the supply chain. By improving supplier management, negotiating more strategic contracts, generating an online marketplace for purchasing goods and services, and streamlining the accounts payable process, SciQuest customers turn spending into a source of savings.