Lumesse changes CEO as majority investor invests

28 Jan 2013

by: Peter Williams

Talent management company Lumesse has appointed Thomas Volk as its CEO. The new man replaces former Lumesse CEO of nearly 10 years Matthew Parker who, the company announced on 7 January 2013, had decided to step down with immediate effect. The reshuffle at the top of the company – which was called StepStone Solutions until 2011– came at a time when its majority investor, Hg Capital, has agreed to invest further funds into the company. The amount of money involved was not disclosed.

Volk has international experience as an enterprise technology executive. He started his career with HP in Germany and the UK before moving to the USA where he spent over five years in a variety of global sales and marketing roles. In 2002 Volk joined Sybase and, upon returning to Europe in 2006, took the role of CEO of IDS Scheer a 3,000 person company focused on business process management software and SAP services solutions.

More recently Volk has led Dell’s commercial business in UK, France & Germany and has been involved with a number of earlier stage, high growth SaaS software companies. He is also chairman of P&I and SNP, two publicly-listed software companies in Germany.

Nick Discombe, chairman of Lumesse, said: “Thomas brings significant international experience at a time when HgCapital’s additional funding gives the company added flexibility as to how it accelerates its growth and product strategy. Thomas has operated at the highest levels in globally successful technology businesses for many years and his strong leadership skills will ensure that Lumesse realises the significant potential the company has.’’