3/1/2015 - New President for LPA
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1st, 2015 - LPA Software Solutions, a Premier IBM Business Analytics Partner, recently announced that Scott Hopkins has joined LPA as President. Mr. Hopkins has had an extensive career at IBM, holding numerous executive and leadership positions including Worldwide General Manager of Strategic Outsourcing, General Manager of the Industrial Sector, Vice President of IBM’s Distribution Sector and General Manager for IBM’s Product Lifecycle Management. While serving in these positions, Scott gained a broad range of knowledge in IBM capabilities and offerings from marketing, sales, services and operations.
Original founder of LPA and former president Don Soule is excited about this leadership change stating, "I'm eager to hand over the presidential reigns to someone with as strong credentials and seasoned management reputation as Scott. I know he will be a true change agent and take LPA to the next level".
"During this time of growth and transformation, there is no better person to lead LPA Software Solutions than Scott Hopkins,” said Jim Carrick, CEO of LPA. “Scott is a proven leader with a very successful career at IBM and the IT industry in general, leading teams to solve customer problems and improve their competitiveness in the markets that they serve. His passion for people and technology will enable LPA to be the company of choice for clients that are looking for a partner to help them leverage BI, big data and predictive analytics."
LPA is a leading provider of analytics software and solutions with experience across healthcare and a wide range of vertical markets. New president Scott Hopkins commented on LPA's readiness for change, saying "Leading edge companies in all industries are gaining speed to market advantages by leveraging analytics in unique and innovative ways to take market share. LPA Software Solutions is poised extremely well to assist clients in becoming more competitive. With a reputation for very deep analytic skills, healthcare expertise, and high customer satisfaction, LPA will expand into new geographies and assist clients with their data analytics requirements.“
As previously announced in January 2015, Jim Carrick acquired LPA Systems from Don Soule and Katrina Adams. Scott Hopkins as the new president completes the leadership team change to LPA Software Solutions. Jim Carrick is CEO, Kevin Bryans is CFO, Betty Wall is Vice President Strategy and Marketing, and Don Ponge is Director, New Business Development. Previous owner Katrina Adams remains VP of Operations, with Don Soule being Senior Vice President.