COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, today appointed Jay Upchurch, CIO & Senior Vice President of Global Hosting & SaaS. Mr. Upchurch is an accomplished managed application services and product marketing management executive with more than 14 years' experience in professional services and leading large, global hosting and SaaS organizations. In this new role, Mr. Upchurch will be responsible for leading MICROS' Hosting & SaaS and MIS teams around the world as it expands its hosting and SaaS offerings.
Most recently, Mr. Upchurch served with AT&T, where he led worldwide teams in hosting, cloud and applications services. He has also held several executive positions at AT&T where he was responsible for managed services, including managed infrastructure, managed applications and cloud solutions.
Prior to joining AT&T in 2006 (in connection with AT&T's acquisition of USInternetworking), Mr. Upchurch held executive positions at USInternetworking and Interpath Communications. He has a track record as a technology leader known for his deep expertise and crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve accelerated growth of a global managed services portfolio. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"We are very excited that Mr. Upchurch is joining the MICROS team," stated Peter A. Altabef, President and CEO. "Jay's expertise in managed application services and international operations, including managed hosting & SaaS infrastructure, eCommerce, and enterprise applications, along with his successful track record educating and supporting sales, customer care, and marketing, will ensure MICROS' continued innovation and delivery excellence and enhance MICROS' ability to grow its hosting and SaaS business."
"Demand for hosting and SaaS services is growing rapidly around the world, and is a targeted opportunity at MICROS," stated Mr. Upchurch. "I look forward to working with the MICROS team to accelerate adoption of the company's cloud and managed hosting solutions as we continue to build trusted relationships with our clients."
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides leading enterprise-wide applications, services and hardware for the hospitality and retail industries. Serving an extensive portfolio of clients worldwide, MICROS solutions are utilized in hotels, casinos, table and quick service restaurants, retail, leisure and entertainment, fuel and convenience, cruise, and travel operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. MICROS combines its industry knowledge and expertise to provide cloud-based, mobile and on premise solutions that allow its clients to streamline operations and successfully engage their customers.
MICROS applications include point of sale, property management, central systems, business intelligence, eCommerce, loyalty, CRM, loss prevention, distributed order management, labor management, inventory management, and merchandise planning solutions. MICROS services include hosting and SaaS, platform implementation and integration, strategic business consulting, interactive marketing, design services including creative and user experience, and managed services. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.
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Louise J. Casamento
Vice President of Marketing
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