Accela Appoints Software Industry Veteran Ed Daihl to Chief Executive Officer

SAN RAMON, Calif. – March 27, 2017Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the appointment of Ed Daihl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective immediately, Daihl will join Accela’s executive team to lead the next phase of growth for the company. Mark Jung, former acting CEO and Chairman, will remain with Accela as Executive Chairman to help focus on strategic growth opportunities for Accela’s market leading cloud platform. 

“Last August, when I accepted the role of acting CEO in addition to serving as Accela’s Chairman, it was with the intention to identify a seasoned leader with a passion for transforming government, to take Accela to the next level. I have every confidence we have found that person in Ed Daihl,” said Mark Jung, Executive Chairman of Accela.

As CEO, Ed Daihl brings four decades of government, SaaS and systems integration experience to Accela. Most recently, Daihl served as Senior Vice President for Epicor, where he managed a P&L of ERP and retail software solutions spanning 5,000+ clients in 11 international markets. From 2006 to 2014, Daihl served as CEO for Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leading provider of software solutions for the healthcare industry. Following SIS’ spinout from Jackson Health Care, Daihl led the release of a numerous new product lines that enabled substantial revenue growth for the company, as well as significant reduction in implementation time and complexity for SIS’ customers. Previously, he also served in various executive positions at Manugistics, CAPS Logistics, BaaN Supply Chain and MCI/WorldCom/EDS. Daihl holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Data Processing from the University of Baltimore. 

“We have reached a technology crossroads in government; one where the adoption of the right solutions will impact citizen satisfaction, as well as the financial success and internal productivity of governments of all sizes,” said Ed Daihl, CEO of Accela. “With a personal passion for improving civic engagement through technology, I’ve closely followed Accela’s innovations in the government sector for quite some time. I’m thrilled to assume the role of CEO, and look forward to working with the company’s employees and customers to realize our joint vision and growth potential.”