Pharos Systems Reinforces Customer Commitment with Key Executive Changes

ROCHESTER, NY, SEPTEMBER 2023 — Pharos Systems International, a leader in cloud-based print management solutions, is pleased to announce pivotal changes to its executive leadership team, effective October 1, 2023. These changes reinforce the company’s commitment to innovation, which has fueled double-digit new bookings growth and significant expansions of its global customer base, including top financial institutions and tech giants.

Kevin Pickhardt, who has served as the CEO since 2000, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman where he will focus on strengthening strategic alliances and deepening customer relationships. Succeeding him as CEO is Josh Orum, who joined the company in 2021 as the Chief Marketing Officer following Pharos’ acquisition by Spotlight Equity Partners. In addition, Gavin Drake joins the team as the new Chief Marketing Officer, bringing a wealth of experience in global B2B software marketing.

“This strategic realignment will enhance our ability to be even more agile and responsive to our customer needs,” Pickhardt emphasized. “Josh brings years of enterprise software leadership experience to the table.  His understanding of cloud applications and the pain points large organizations face uniquely position him to lead us in the rapidly evolving cloud technology market.” 

Incoming CEO Josh Orum added, “I am both honored and excited to guide Pharos through this transformative period. We will continue to intensify our focus on large enterprises while delivering new innovation to our customers in the education sector. By honing in on the specific needs and operational efficiencies that matter most to customers as they modernize their IT infrastructure, we will ultimately enhance their overall experience.”  

“The changes to our leadership team come at an opportune time. As we gear up to accelerate our pace of innovation, this shift sets the stage for market growth and building greater value for our current and future customers,” stated Jeremy Burr, co-Founder and Managing Partner at Spotlight Equity Partners. “I’m incredibly optimistic about what lies ahead for Pharos.”

This transition comes at a significant juncture and follows the company’s recent accolades, including recognition by G2 as a Momentum Leader in the Print Management Solutions category. Pharos is committed to setting new industry standards, pioneering innovative solutions, and—above all—delivering tangible benefits that resonate with its customers.
 
About Pharos 
Pharos Systems International, a certified B-Corporation, is a leading provider of print management software and services that meet the demands of a mobile and cloud-first world. Leading enterprises and educational institutions with complex printing requirements and multi-vendor print fleets rely on Pharos’ comprehensive solutions to optimize their office printing, reduce and recover print costs, enhance security, and enable their increasingly hybrid workforces with intuitive and convenient ways to print. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Pharos has a proven track record of innovation, delivering customer ROI, and exceeding customer expectations since its founding in 1992.
 
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Pharos Announces Sponsorship of Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2023 

ROCHESTER, NY, MAY 2023 — Pharos Systems International, a leading cloud services and technology company specializing in print management software, is excited to sponsor the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in San Diego on June 12-13, 2023, which brings together many of the world’s largest enterprises to discuss the power of digital transformation in the workforce.

The theme of this year’s summit is “The Power to Transform Work,” which aims to inspire Gartner sponsors and attendees to explore and solve challenges that help companies adapt to the constantly changing demands of the modern workplace. The goal is to provide businesses with innovative new ideas that enable them to reimagine how their employees interact, collaborate, and connect.

Pharos is looking forward to connecting with attendees who are considering what the future of work will look like for their organizations—particularly how migrating their print infrastructure to the cloud can transform their digital work environments and support their increasingly mobile and hybrid workforce.  

Pharos Chief Marketing Officer, Josh Orum, will attend the event in person, along with other key Pharos team members. Together, they will discuss and showcase the power of Pharos Cloud, an ISO 27001-certified print management and optimization platform designed specifically to help large organizations deal with the complexity of enterprise printing by eliminating print servers, enhancing security, driving IT staff efficiency, and supporting an increasingly mobile workforce.  

“I’m thrilled to be able to attend this event in person. Print continues to play a role in the day-to-day lives of employees, whether they have returned to the office or are working from home, while also playing an outsized role in the lives of the IT professionals who administer it. By offering enterprise cloud-based printing that just works, Pharos helps some of the largest companies in the world to drive IT staff efficiency while improving their employee experience,” said Josh Orum, Chief Marketing Officer. 

Visitors to the Pharos booth will be able to speak with a knowledgeable team of experts to discuss their print environments and get an exclusive one-on-one introduction to the Pharos Cloud solution. Pharos is proud to sponsor the upcoming conference and delve deeper into how print plays a pivotal part in digital transformation.   

To learn more about the Digital Workplace Summit, and to set up a meeting with Pharos, visit: https://www.pharos.com/dws/  

About the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 
Collaboration and workplace technologies for hybrid work will be discussed at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit taking place June 12-13 in San Diego. Follow news and updates from the conferences on Twitter using #GartnerDW. 
 
About Pharos 
Pharos Systems International, is a leading provider of print management software and services that meet the demands of a mobile and cloud-first world. Leading enterprises and educational institutions with complex printing requirements and multi-vendor print fleets rely on Pharos’ comprehensive solutions to optimize their office printing, reduce and recover print costs, enhance security, and enable their increasingly hybrid workforces with intuitive and convenient ways to print. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Pharos has a proven track record of innovation, delivering customer ROI, and exceeding customer expectations since its founding in 1992. 
 
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https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/digital-workplace-us  
https://www.pharos.com/dws/  
https://www.pharos.com/