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Mike Ettling



Miami, FL, USA

Mike Ettling


Mike Ettling is the CEO of Unit4, a software company that specializes in the professional services, public services, education, and nonprofit sectors. Unit4 prides itself in being in business for people, developing enterprise software and ERP applications designed to improve efficiency and productivity for its clients and creating an environment that allows them to spend more time on meaningful work.

Mike is a highly regarded Global Thought Leader in the IT, HCM, and cloud software industries, holding many executive roles and being an active investor and advisor for emerging companies. At each company he has been a part of, he has been known as a leader who builds and motivates world-class teams, champions diversity, and exudes a deep passion for how technology, notably HCM technology and cloud computing, can transform the workplace and empower individuals to realize their true potential.

Prior to joining Unit4 in 2018, Mike was President of SAP SuccessFactors, a leader in providing cloud-based software for human capital management. SAP is a $1bn+ business based in Silicon Valley with over 100 million users and 8,000 customers. Previously, Mike was the former Chief Executive for NGA HR, a multimillion global HR and payroll services provider. Mike also held the positions of VP of Global Business Process Outsourcing for Unisys, overseeing the delivery of cutting-edge technology to global blue-chip clients, and held various executive roles for Unisys, including Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand and VP of Outsourcing for Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, Africa.

Mike holds a master’s degree in Finance from the London Business School and is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, America, and Asia.

Mike Ettling’s Newsfeed

Unit4 and Peab are proud winners of Swedish “Business System Project of the Year 2020”

Unit4 and Peab are proud winners of the Swedish “Business System Project of the Year 2020” award, presented by HerbertNathan & Co....It’s the third year that Unit4 has won the “Business System Project of the Year” award. In 2017, the prize was awarded for the Favorit project with Lantmännen. In 2018, Unit4 won together with the City of Stockholm, for the successful SUNE project. 

The NEBA project with Peab involves a large-scale implementation of Unit4 ERP and integration with a number of related systems for Peab. According to the jury, the relationship between Peab and Unit4 was characterized by quality, trust and close cooperation between the parties.


A "People First" Approach by Unit4 Helps its Customers Navigate Uncertain Times

Mike Ettling, Unit4 CEO said: "Last year was a milestone for us. We renewed our leadership, invested in our people, refreshed our brand, and focused on how we could accelerate our transition to the cloud...We are committed to sustaining this momentum by maintaining the strong support and guidance we're able to give our customers and doing this remotely...and supporting those looking to carry out new change projects."

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Mike Ettling’s Background

May 2019 - Present
Unit4 is a software company that designs and delivers enterprise software and ERP applications and related professional services, with a focus on the professional services, education, public services, and non-profit sectors.
Mar 2014 - Feb 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA
SAP SuccessFactors is the leading global provider of cloud-based human capital management software.
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Other Business Interests

Mar 2018 - Present
Manchester, UK
AppLearn help businesses to adopt digital transformation, as the leading provider of software adoption solutions for enterprise organisations.
Jan 2018 - Present
Chicago, IL, USA
Ensure HR software success. Find, hire and review the best consulting partner for your HR software project.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Investor & Advisor
Mar 2018 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
EnterpriseAlumni is the market leading alumni & retiree management platform for large enterprise, enabling rapid acceleration of recruiting & sales programs. Powering the alumni networks of the worlds largest companies, enabling them to create engaging and vibrant alumni communities.
Non-Executive Director
Dec 2017 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Topia (formerly MOVE Guides and Polaris) provides the leading global mobility management solution to move and manage your global talent, enabling companies & employees to work everywhere.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

May 2018 - Apr 2019
New York, NY, USA
PeopleDoc is on a mission to make the difficult job of HR easier. The PeopleDoc HR Service Delivery platform helps HR teams more easily answer employee requests on demand, automate employee processes, and manage compliance across multiple locations.
Non-Executive Director, Investor
Jan 2012 - Aug 2017
Washington, DC, USA
BackOffice Associates is a worldwide leader in information governance & data modernization solutions, focusing on helping customers manage one of their most critical assets, data.
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Podcast Interview
May 2020
New York, NY, USA
Mike Ettling, CEO of Unit4, joins Jason Averbook, founder and CEO of Leapgen, to discuss the changing nature of work, the emergence of the digital workplace, and the changes companies are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic..
Nov 2017
Midrand, ZA
"How to Create the Future": A panel discussion with Mike Ettling, Aki Anastasiou, Ian Russell, Malcolm Gladwell, and Rapelang Rabana.
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Miami, FL, USA
MIke Ettling shares his thoughts on all aspects of business, from technology to HR, software to leadership, and innovation to productivity.

Mike Ettling’s Education

Masters in Finance, Private Equity
2000 - 2001
Bachelor of Accounting, Auditing
1986 - 1986
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