Surgient promotes Tim Lucas from CFO to CEO

Quoting from the Surgient official announcement:

Surgient, the leader in Virtual Lab Management Applications for software testing, training and evaluation , today announced the appointment of Tim Lucas to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Formerly Surgient’s Chief Financial Officer, Lucas brings more than 18 years of operating, financial and professional services leadership experience and a strong commitment to customer success to the CEO position. Lucas replaces former Surgient CEO Bill Daniel, who remains with the company in an advisory role.

Prior to joining Surgient as CFO, Lucas held key executive roles throughout the technology industry which broadened the scope of his experience as a management executive. He was director of finance for the fastest growing business unit of SAS Institute, Inc., the largest private software company in the world. In this role Lucas was the lead financial executive responsible for a business with revenues in excess of $200 million dollars per year. Lucas also served as Vice President of Consulting and Senior Director of Operations at Red Hat, Inc., where he reorganized the consulting practice and founded the company’s global professional services practice, changing the delivery approach from technology-centric to one focused on client needs.

Prior to Red Hat, Lucas was the Vice President and CFO of Akopia, Inc., where he managed finance and operations for the provider of open source e-commerce software and services from the start-up phase through a period of rapid growth, leading to its acquisition by Red Hat. Lucas also brings experience in leading a company through an initial public offering, as he successfully did for Petroglyph Energy…