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Box Appoints Steve Murphy to Board of Directors

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Box Appoints Steve Murphy to Board of Directors

Box Appoints Steve Murphy to Board of Directors

Business Wire

Published on : May 20, 2024

Murphy brings over 20 years of technology experience as former senior leader at Oracle and Sun Microsystems

Box, Inc., the leading Content Cloud provider, has announced a significant addition to its Board of Directors. Steve Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Epicor Software Corporation, has been appointed as KKR’s designee to the Board, effective immediately. This transition comes as John Park steps down from his role on the Board after serving since 2021.

Leadership Transition Details

  • New Appointment: Steve Murphy joins Box's Board of Directors, bringing over 20 years of technology and leadership experience.
  • John Park's Departure: John Park, who has served on the Board since 2021, steps down as part of this planned transition.
  • Background on Steve Murphy:
    • CEO of Epicor Software Corporation, leading the company to over $1 billion in annual recurring revenue.
    • Held leadership roles at OpenText, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.

Statements from the Leadership

  • Bethany Mayer, Chair of Box’s Board of Directors: "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank John for his outstanding leadership and commitment to Box. Steve is a fantastic addition to our Board. His success as CEO of Epicor, along with his deep understanding of the content management market, will be invaluable as we drive our next phase of growth and innovation."

  • John Park, Head of Americas Technology Private Equity at KKR: "Steve’s strong enterprise technology expertise and operational excellence in his leadership roles will be extremely valuable as Box continues to scale."

  • Aaron Levie, Co-founder and CEO of Box: "We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to Box’s Board of Directors. His experience will help expand the role we can play in the enterprise, enabling our customers to fully tap the value of their content with AI."

  • Steve Murphy: "Box is at the center of some of the most important trends in technology. It’s an exciting time to join the company, and I look forward to bringing my experience to the Board."

Background on Steve Murphy

  • Epicor Software Corporation: CEO since October 2017, leading the company to surpass $1 billion in annual recurring revenue.
  • OpenText Corporation: Served as President, responsible for all customer-facing activities.
  • Oracle: Senior Vice President of Sales and Services, managing a $9 billion North America Services Business.
  • Sun Microsystems and Manugistics: Held sales and operations leadership positions.
  • Accenture and Procter & Gamble: Led global logistics, supply chain strategy, and major enterprise resource planning implementations.

Steve Murphy’s appointment to Box’s Board of Directors marks a strategic move to bolster the company’s leadership as it continues to innovate and grow. His extensive experience in enterprise software and content management will be instrumental in driving Box’s next phase of development, particularly in leveraging AI and enhancing workflow automation for its customers.