Swiss core banking vendor Temenos has appointed Mike Head to lead the development of its global partners programme.
As global partners director, Head is charged with expanding the programme to include new firms as Temenos looks to increase its geographic reach and capacity and win clients for its T24 and core banking products.
Reporting to COO Mark Cullinane, he will be a member of the management board and based in the company's London office.
Previously Head was programme director for German software giant SAP - building its reseller partner channel in Europe. After leaving SAP he was responsible for the start up of software implementation and development vendor Pecaso.
Andreas Andreades, CEO, Temenos, says that having built up its direct channel, the firm is now looking to expand the partner programme and become the "preferred partner of the world's largest systems integrators".
Temenos already has partnership deals with IBM, HP, Metavante, Oracle, Logica and Interactive Data, among others.
Says Head: "My role will be to bring to the core banking market the practices and the discipline that a partners programme requires for success".