Chief Executive Officer
- Top CEOs Europe 2021
Darren Roos, now in his 6th year as IFS CEO; Darren Roos has established IFS as a leader in ERP, FSM, ESM and EAM technologies across its focus industries.
His vision and pace secured the transformation of the company by completing its digital transformation in under 2 years while successfully evolving the business’ revenue model to being subscription-based and delivering results that continue to outperform the market. Over the 5 years since he took the helm the company has achieved an ARR CAGR of 37%, software revenue CAGR of 28% and EBITDAC CAGR of 46%. The company is expected to meet its revenue goals of $1.56bn in 2023 with $430m of EBITDAC, putting it well on track for $2bn in 2025. Roos has kept his promise of delivering value to customers and putting them at the heart of the IFS value proposition; This has remained the business’ north star in both its day-to-day business, employee values and in the company’s M&A strategy. Author of the book “Moment of Service” Roos is an established thought leader in the industry.
Darren built his career in global software businesses over 20 years. He previously served as President of SAP’s global ERP business, with prior roles as General Manager of Northern Europe and Chief Operating Officer of EMEA for the company. Darren also was formerly the President of EMEA, APJ, LATAM at Software AG, during which time he also served on Software AG’s Group Executive Board.
Having grown up in South Africa, Roos understands the sound case for diversity in business and is very active in encouraging all employees to put equality and equity high on their agenda.
In addition to his IFS role, Darren is a board director at Sitecore, Chairman of WorkWave and launched InnerWings a confidence building foundation with his wife Melissa di Donato Roos; when not in work, Darren puts as much energy into enjoying time with his wife and three children.