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A Brand New General Manager: Shortcuts rings in a Change at the Top for 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:21

It’s all change at the top of Shortcuts Software with a brand new general manager set to take over from Paul Tate, who has been at the helm of the innovative software company for more than 23 years.

Richard Wildey, a technology specialist, will be stepping into Paul’s shoes, bringing with him extensive entrepreneurial and management experience from high within the technology industry. But Paul isn’t going far, remaining in a consultation role while Richard takes on day-to-day running of the company.

Richard joined Shortcuts in September as part of its executive management, with a focus on innovation to sustain a cutting-edge software system that will always deliver on what the beauty industry requires.

"Technology is changing the way salons and spas work so rapidly it can be overwhelming, but at Shortcuts our mission is to be always ahead of the curve so we can respond to the needs of the industry instantly and often before our client even know they need it," said Richard. "But we also recognize that we must ensure all upgrades fit with our promise to provide the easiest-to-use yet completely comprehensive software system."

Shortcuts was invented by pioneering hairdressers who recognized that software was set to revolutionize the industry. Since then it has grown to become the international market leader in salon software by keeping the needs of the salon at the heart of its provision while evolving with every technological change. It now has more than 14,500 clients worldwide, relying on Shortcuts Software for appointment bookings, inventory control and marketing of their services, products, spas and salons.

Three years ago the company was purchased by Canadian-based Jonas Software, bringing it into a family of technology providers developed for specific industries rather than a general, one-size-fits-all POS software provider. Jonas has enabled Shortcuts to stay wholly focused on the beauty industry but with the support of Jonas’s huge team of technology experts and programmers.

Meanwhile, Paul Tate, who transferred to Shortcuts to the US from the UK back in the early 2000s will still be involved with the company as a consultant, while leaving the day-to-day running of the company to Richard.

For more information on Shortcuts, please visit www.shortcuts.net

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