On 4 Jan 2023, the infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems announced that Brock Ballard has been promoted to the role of chief revenue officer (CRO), succeeding newly retired Gus Bergsma who joined Bentley Systems’ acquisition of RAM International in 2005. Eric Boyer has also joined as investor relations officer (IRO).
Ballard served in sales leadership positions with French software corporation Dassault Systèmes, American multinational software corporation Autodesk, and Canon Group Company Océ after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2001. He reports to COO Nicholas Cumins, who said,
“In addition to leading our Americas account teams to unprecedented annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth, Brock has driven our Enterprise 365 subscription program globally, to reach new levels of business partnership with many of the world’s largest infrastructure engineering firms and owner-operators. While we will all miss Gus Bergsma, we thank him for his focus on establishing a high-performing account advancement organisation, preparing Brock for success in 2023 and beyond.”
CEO Greg Bentley added, “Gus has shown the way from cofounding a start-up to achieving Bentley Systems’ billion-dollar revenue milestone as a public company.
“And we now welcome Eric Boyer as our inaugural IRO, reporting directly to me. I look forward to working very closely with Eric to improve our outreach and communications with the investment community globally.”
During Boyer’s tenure as senior vice-president and head of investor relations at global information services IHS Markit, its market capitalisation increased from US$8bn to $44bn. He was recognised by Institutional Investor as a leading IR professional. He spent more than a decade as a sell-side equity analyst at financial service companies Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank, where he was recognised by The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best on the Street’ survey for his stock selections. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics and International Business from Penn State University in 1999.