Our Leadership Team

Steven Hargreaves

CEO (interim)

Steven Hargreaves serves as interim CEO at IBS and is a Marlin Equity Partners Operating President. He has worked as a strategic and operational advisor to Marlin portfolio companies since 2006, initially at Solarsoft Business Systems, a global ERP business acquired by Epicor in 2012. Steven also serves on the Board of Asset Control, a Marlin investment in financial services technology.

Steven began his career at Accenture in London. He later joined Bankers Trust Co. in New York where as Director of Internet Services he led the bank‘s pioneering deployment of online customer services. Steven has a Master’s Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, England.

Scott Brown

EVP Global Cloud and Customer Support Services

Scott Brown joined IBS as Executive Vice President of Cloud and Customer Support Services in June of 2012. Prior to IBS, he served as Vice President of Global Operations for Macromatrix and Vice President of Global Hosting Services for RedPrairie. He also held leadership positions at Home Discovery, Radiant Systems and Hanco Systems. Scott received his Bachelors of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences at National Louis University.

Anders Tang Christensen


Anders Tang Christensen, IBS Chief Financial Officer, joined the company in 2014 after serving as CFO for Wallstreet Systems the year prior and CFO for IT2 Treasury Solutions Ltd. since December 2007. His history in the software industry goes back to 1998, including CFO and management positions with Digiquant, ALTA and Red Prairie. Before that, he worked for Bastionen, an international property investment company, and KPMG, as an auditor, starting in 1984. Anders received his Masters degree in Management Accounting, Accounting, Tax, Audit and Business Law, as well as a Bachelors degree, from Copenhagen Business School. He is also trained in Scrum Agile Product Development and Lean Management.

Laura Fese

General Counsel

Laura Fese joined IBS as General Counsel in May 2013. Prior to IBS, she served as Executive Vice President/Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group). Laura has also provided legal representation in the technology field at Catalyst International, Inc. and for the Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney. Laura holds a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University.

Paul Nobbs

General Manager of APAC

Paul Nobbs is General Manager of APAC. He joined IBS as VP of Sales for APAC in February 2012. Paul started his career in Engineering, and since 1988 has followed his passion in IT holding consulting, sales and leadership positions for Engineering, ERP and Supply Chain organizations including GEAC, i2 Technologies and SAP. Paul also spent 4 years operating his own import / distribution business in the automotive sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Engineering from Coventry University, UK and is a Certified Practitioner of Inventory Management.

Mohit Paul


Mohit Paul joined IBS as Vice President of Sales in March 2013 responsible for the EMEA region. Prior to IBS, he held sales leadership positions at Infor, JDA, SAP and Aldata with a focus on enterprise and supply chain management solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Business Systems from the University of Leeds.

Sharon Plested

SVP EMEA Professional Services

Sharon Plested joined IBS as Senior Vice President EMEA Professional Services in June 2015. Prior to IBS, she served as Vice President Distribution of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group). Sharon also was responsible for the Consulting Services Group for EMEA and APAC, as well as many leadership roles within the business providing a clear direction on structure and delivery of Professional Services.

Renee Truttmann

Chief Marketing Officer

Renee Truttmann joined IBS as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2015. She brings 20-years of supply chain technology marketing experience for companies including RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group), Catalyst International, eSync, MAM Software and APS Technology Group. Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

Hiten Varia

Chairman APAC

Hiten Varia is Chairman of APAC at IBS. Prior to IBS, he spent 17 years in executive leadership at i2 Technologies, now JDA, in leadership positions including Executive Vice President of Global Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer, Executive Vice President of the Greater Asia Pacific Region, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Delivery and Vice President of Worldwide Development. He also held management roles at EDS and Sylvex Cable and was Chairman and Founder of m9 Technology Solutions. Hiten has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, specializing in Computer Architecture and Software Design, from University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Baroda, India.