Calgary, Canada (MMD Newswire) September 6, 2012 -- Process Pathways have appointed a new CFO in addition to promoting two key members of the team. These appointments are a result of the company's recent growth and innovation in the organizations core software suite, ROMEO.
Effective August 1, 2012 Ronald Kavanaugh has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Process Pathways. Ronald is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (National Silver Medalist - 1995) and the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary. His work experience includes corporate acquisitions and divestitures, business valuation advisory services and litigation support, corporate finance and controllership, and Canadian personal and corporate income tax. As the CFO his responsibilities will include financial reporting, corporate planning, tax compliance & planning, acquisitions and divestments and stewarding the Company's financial condition.
Along with the appointment of the new CFO, Poorni Gopalapillai has been promoted from Technical Lead to Manager, Applications Development and Heather Ward has been promoted from Senior Business Analyst to Manager, Product Development.
Poorni has been with Process Pathways since March 2004. In her new position Poorni will be leading the development team responsible for the ROMEO suite of research administration software products. Her strong technical skills, and experience in working with ROMEO from its initial inception, give her a deep understanding of the functionality and capabilities of the product. Now, in addition to overseeing everything from assessment to installation and support services, Poorni will officially lead the technical team in applications development. It is a role which will enable Poorni to offer greater guidance in the future direction of the ROMEO suite of products.
With a research administration background, and over two years of direct involvement with ROMEO and Process Pathways' clients, Heather has tremendous insight into the client experience. In addition to her ongoing business analysis and product implementation work, Heather will now assume a leadership role in assessing and promoting further improvements to the ROMEO suite of research administration software products. Heather's broad understanding of the ROMEO product and appreciation for the needs of the research office, make her a valuable interface between Process Pathways and their many research office clients.
"My job as CEO is to create a safe and exciting work environment where our staff have the resources and support to exercise their creativity and thrive." says Gordon McDonald, "We have worked hard over the past several years to remove the usual stress of the workplace and replace it with a creative environment that has allowed our staff to grow and advance to positions of responsibility that match their individual passion. Our executive team takes great pride in seeing our staff progress to positions within the company that align with their careers aspirations. It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new CFO and recent promotions of Heather and Poorni from within our current company. As well, we encourage those interested in being a part of our team to contact us."
To learn more about Process Pathways leading research administration software, ROMEO, please visit www.processpathways.com.
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Notes to Editors:
Process Pathways is the leading research management solution provider based in Calgary, Canada with offices in Ottawa and Halifax. The company is the creator behind the highly acclaimed on-line, database-driven software application suite, ROMEO, which is redefining the practice of research project management in Canada and now globally.
An Enterprise Resource Planning solution for the academic community, ROMEO manages certifications, tracks status and facilitates smooth fund disbursement helping research administrators meet the important financial and legal compliance requirements all while integrating seamlessly with other mission-critical enterprise applications.