HEAT Software gets new CEO after channel expansion move

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Unified endpoint management (UEM) firm extended its agreement with distributor e92plus this month

HEAT Software has announced that Jonathan Temple will be retiring as the company’s president and CEO effective immediately. Investor Clearlake Capital has appointed John Ferron, who previously served as the company’s executive chairman, as the new CEO.

HEAT provides service management unified endpoint management (UEM) software solutions. Earlier this month, HEAT Software extended its agreement with distributor e92plus to cover its entire UEM product range.

Planning strategyThe extended agreement, said HEAT, will open up new opportunities for local channel partners to help enterprise customers address business management and corporate security challenges.

As the founding CEO of HEAT Software, Jonathan helped us create the business via the successful merger of FrontRange and Lumension back in February 2015. At that time, Jonathan indicated that he wanted to pursue other professional interests, and in respect of that we have been planning for this transition ever since,” said Prashant Mehrotra, partner at Clearlake Capital.

Ferron also remains CEO of NetMotion Wireless, a provider of mobile security and enterprise mobility management solutions.

“My focus will be on accelerating execution of our operational and strategic plan while continuing to deliver long-term value for our shareholders, clients and partners well into the future,” said Ferron.

HEAT was formed when FrontRange, a provider of integrated service management and endpoint management solutions, combined with Lumension, a provider of endpoint security solutions.

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