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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 named one of the world’s leading “service-centric” cloud ERP vendors by Constellation Research

Mike Ettling, CEO at Unit4, said: “This report clearly defines the differentiation of our Services-Centric focus vs. Product-Centric and establishes Unit4 as the market leader amongst Service-Centric providers. Employees want to be truly enabled with information from across the business so they can not only enjoy day-to-day work but ensure their work has a meaningful impact. Unit4’s ERP enables people in thousands of businesses around the world to focus on the work that matters.”

Unit4 Named Hot Company to Watch in 2020 by Nucleus Research

Mike Ettling, CEO of Unit4 said: “This honourable recognition from Nucleus Research comes at an exciting time for the company. We have always taken great pride in prioritizing human experience above all else. This year, we took it one step further with our commitment to People Experience, ensuring our applications are enabling people to work the way they want to work. We will continue building on our commitment in the months and years to come and we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in 2020.”

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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

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.
Mar 2018 - Present
Manchester, UK
AppLearn help businesses to adopt digital transformation, as the leading provider of software adoption solutions for enterprise organisations.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

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.
Non-Executive Director, Investor
Sep 2017 - Present
Manchester, UK
NCC Group is a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape.
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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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Nov 2017
Midrand, ZA
"How to Create the Future": A panel discussion with Mike Ettling, Aki Anastasiou, Ian Russell, Malcolm Gladwell, and Rapelang Rabana.
Feb 2015
New York, NY, USA
Mike Ettling says HCM & Finance Must Work Together. With only two levers – people and money – to manage a business, CEO’s must coordinate them as smoothly as driving a stick shift car.

Mike Ettling’s Education

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