IRIS appoints Jim Dunham as President and General Manager

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Posted: 9th February 2022

Esteemed Enterprise Software Executive Appointed to provide Strategic Leadership across North America

IRIS Software Group (IRIS), a leading global software provider of accountancy, payroll, finance and other critical business solutions, is today announcing the appointment of Jim Dunham as President and General Manager Americas. A seasoned executive in accountancy and tax markets, Dunham will be responsible for the strategic leadership across IRIS North America.

“Jim brings unique expertise, not only in the accounting and tax industry but from multiple disciplines in technology businesses that serve CPA markets,” says Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS Software Group. “He has a proven track record leading fast-growth businesses, entering new markets and creating enterprise-class software offerings. As we continue our expansion, we’re thrilled to have an executive of Jim’s caliber join the IRIS team and look forward to leveraging his vast experience to help our customers address their most pressing business challenges.”

Dunham brings over 25 years’ experience leading enterprise software companies across the public and private sectors, with extensive SaaS market expertise. Consistently recognized for the ability to lead both large and small organizations, he most recently served as President and General Manager of the TeamMate line of business for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Division where he was responsible for the global market strategy of expert solutions in audit, compliance and collaboration.

Throughout his career, Dunham has held senior executive positions at enterprise software companies including SAP Labs, Siebel and Sybase; consistently leading global teams to bolster market presence and drive measurable growth. He also founded and served as CEO of Nucleus Growth and earlier was President of the Cloud and Business Intelligence Division at ServiceSource.

Jim Dunham, President and General Manager Americas, IRIS Software Group, says, “IRIS has experienced impressive growth in North America to date, and I am excited to join this talented team to build upon and accelerate this recent success. With over 43 years supporting accountants and CPAs, IRIS is uniquely positioned to provide an unparalleled level of customer service and support, combined with innovative solutions. My ambition is to help IRIS meet the considerable demands of accountants in North America for technology that empowers them to deliver impactful, value-add services to their clients. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to introduce innovation to the industry.”

About IRIS North America

IRIS North America is part of IRIS Software Group. It exists to take the pain out of processes and let professionals working in CPA firms and businesses comply with regulations, drive productivity, and better engage with key stakeholders. Its brands include IRIS Star Practice Management, IRIS FMP, IRIS Innervision, Practice Engine, Doc.It, PSI Payroll, Senta and Conarc.

IRIS works with thousands of CPA firms in North America, including 54 of the top 100 CPA firms in the US, and provides innovative solutions to serve accountancy customers in the North American market, making IRIS the go-to partner for CPAs. IRIS has over 100,000 UK and international customers, with 80% having a tenure of five or more years.

About IRIS Software Group

IRIS Software Group is a global provider of mission critical software and one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies. IRIS provides software solutions and services for finance, HR and payroll teams, educational organizations, and accountancy firms that takes the pain out of processes and lets professionals focus on the work they love. Through simplifying, automating and providing insights on everyday mission critical tasks for organizations of all shapes and sizes, IRIS ensures customers can look forward with certainty and confidence.

IRIS is the largest third-party online filer with the UK Government. Ninety of the top 100 UK accountancy firms use IRIS software. Circa 20% of the UK’s workforce is paid by IRIS payroll offerings, and globally, six million employees receive their payslip via IRIS software every month. More than 850,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions. Over 12,000 UK schools and academies use IRIS, with four million parents and guardians using IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and over £10 million transactional payments are processed every month. IRIS is placed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 and the Megabuyte50. It is certified as a Great Place to Work® and recognized as one of UK’s Best Workplaces, one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech and one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women.

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