Cordys Appoints BPM Industry Luminary Jon Pyke As Chief Strategy Officer

“Jon's role of Chief Strategy Officer is a crucial one for Cordys as the company moves into the next stage of growth and market adoption,” said Jan Baan, Founder and Executive Chairman of Cordys. “Jon’s profile, knowledge of the market and unique style are a tremendous asset. We are very pleased to have him on board.”

"I am very excited about the opportunity with Cordys,” said Pyke. “Over the past three years I have looked at just about every BPM product on the market, but none came close to the completeness of offering and innovative approach offered by Cordys. There is a clear opportunity to change the direction of the BPM market and inject some new and imaginative thinking into this space - ultimately delivering on the vision of bringing business and IT closer together."

Pyke has over 30 years experience in the field of software development working for a number of software and hardware companies as well as user organizations. He was the Chief Technology Officer and a main board director of Staffware Plc from August 1992 until Tibco acquired the company in 2004. While at Staffware, he was responsible for a development team geographically split into two countries (USA and the UK) as well as for product strategy and positioning, including the design and development of the IProcess Engine. Pyke also founded The Process Factory with the aim to deliver on-demand BPM technology. He acts as a non-executive director for a number of public and private software companies.

Pyke is a frequent speaker at international events and has written and published a number of articles on the subject of office automation, BPM and workflow technology. Most recently he has co-authored a book published by Cambridge University Press and titled, “Mastering you Organization’s Processes,” covering both technical and business aspects of BPM. He is an AiiM Laureate for Workflow and was awarded the Marvin Manheim award for Excellence in workflow in 2003.

About Cordys
Cordys provides an industry-leading Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) to Global 2000 companies. Cordys’ unique SOA-based solution enables customers to design, execute, monitor and improve business processes more rapidly, with better performance, and with greater adaptability than any other available solution. Companies from major industries worldwide have selected Cordys to support business performance improvement because business executives can continually optimize IT systems in real-time within a code-free environment. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Cordys is a global company with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, China and India.

Nathaniel Palmer

Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.