Octiv Appoints New Chief Executive
COO David Kerr Will Assume Top Role; Sapp Steps Down for Sabbatical
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 24, 2017) – Octiv, a leading provider of document workflow solutions, announced today that it has named David Kerr as its new chief executive officer.
Kerr, who served as the company’s chief operating officer for more than two years, assumes the role from co-founder Dustin Sapp, who has led the company’s growth since its founding seven years ago.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to lead Octiv’s next chapter of growth,” said Kerr, whose role as chief executive begins immediately. “Octiv remains committed to delivering breakthrough solutions that deliver outstanding value for our customers.”
Sapp, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded Octiv under the name of TinderBox in 2010 along with Mike Fitzgerald and Kristian Andersen. During his tenure, Sapp led the company’s growth and product innovation from concept to serving over 350 businesses around the world. He most recently oversaw a round of $4.75 million in funding led by GE Ventures and was named Dynamic Business Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
“Building and leading Octiv for the past seven years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” said Sapp. “I want to express my gratitude to our employees, partners and customers, for their tireless commitment. I’m extremely grateful that the business is in David’s capable hands, and look forward to continuing to engage at a strategic level with David and through the board.”
Kerr brings nearly two decades of software leadership to his new role as CEO. His executive stints include leadership roles at Groupon, Angie’s List and GHX. Kerr and Sapp have a long professional relationship, having first worked together in 2000 at Sapp-launched venture NoInk Communications.
“I thank Dustin for his leadership and considerable contributions he’s made to Octiv and look forward to his continued strategic involvement,” said Scott Dorsey, executive chairman. “I also want to welcome David to his new role. I have the utmost confidence in David’s leadership capabilities, and his abilities to help Octiv stay at the forefront of innovative business-to-business SaaS companies.”
Octiv provides a document generation platform designed to create efficiencies in creating documents like proposals, quotes, contracts, presentations and more. Octiv integrates data from back-office systems to streamline workflows, save time and accelerate the document creation and delivery process. Founded in 2010, Octiv services more than 400 organizations including enterprises such as General Electric and Siemens, and high-growth companies such as Lindamood-Bell and G/O Digital. To learn more, visit octiv.com.