EDUCATION

Education software business appoints first chief executive

Thursday 26 November 2015, 10:05AM
By MUSAC Ltd
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MUSAC's recently appointed CEO, Greg Twemlow, has implemented numerous positive changes at the 26 year old organisation since joining in early July 2015. The most recent change being redevelopment of the popular school Library Manager product to be available as a SaaS Cloud solution from January 2016.

MUSAC Ltd (Massey University School Administration by Computer) is 100 per cent owned by Massey Ventures. The school administration software vendor has been operating for 20 years, originally from the College of Education, and is now a stand-alone independent company since early last year.

Its inaugural chief executive Greg Twemlow is an expert in software architecture and the commercialisation of patents and other intellectual property. His successful track record of marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products is particularly relevant, as MUSAC’s own SaaS solution, Edge, is now the major revenue generator for the company.

Mr Twemlow is currently Start Up Manager at the Creative HQ incubator in Wellington where he mentors new ventures and is actively involved in the Wellington Startup scene. He has more than 30 years of software sales and marketing experience with an extensive business network in the US, Europe and Asia. His experience encompasses senior executive roles responsible for sales and marketing, product development and as a general manager. He moved to New Zealand in 2014 to work with CreativeHQ.  

MUSAC chairman David Glover expressed delight at the appointment of Mr Twemlow, who starts his new role on July 6. “MUSAC is the leading student management system provider in New Zealand, and under Greg’s leadership we expect that will continue, along with the development of further innovative products for the global education sector.”

MUSAC is a Ministry of Education-accredited vendor, which Mr Glover says provides New Zealand schools with an extensive suite of software applications. This includes software for administration and management of assessments, curriculum, attendance, students, staff, library resources, finances and assets. MUSAC software is especially renowned for its ability to provide management, administrators and teachers with information the way they need it,

Massey Ventures chief executive, Mark Cleaver, says MUSAC’s innovative Edge system is the first truly Cloud-based offering for New Zealand schools. Edge has been purpose built by teachers, for teachers, and allows them to track student achievement anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Mr Twemlow’s appointment is part of a new governance structure, which also includes Mr Glover as the new board chair and Brian Steele as another external director. The new structure will provide the impetus to explore new business opportunities locally and internationally, Mr Cleaver says.

View Greg Twemlow’s LinkedIn profile here.  More about MUSAC at: http://www.musac.io/.