Joseph Cowan
Joseph Cowan
Braselton, Georgia

Administration & Finance Committee
Audit Committee

Cowan served as CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries before retiring in 2017. He is internationally known for his leadership at Epicor, as well as through his previous industry experience.

Prior to being named Epicor president and CEO, Cowan served as CEO and President of Online Resource Corp; an operating executive and consultant of Vector Capital; president of DataDirect Networks Inc.; CEO of Autonomy Interwoven Inc.; president and CEO of Manugistics Inc.; president and CEO of Manugistics Group Inc.; COO of Baan and Avantis GOB NV; president of Invensys Manufacturing and Process Systems Division at Invensys Plc.; president and CEO of EXE Technologies Inc.; president and CEO of Invensys Automation & Information Systems; president, CEO, COO and senior vice president of sales and marketing of Wonderware Corp.; and CEO of Baan Company. He held a variety of sales and marketing positions with companies including, Texas Instruments, Foxboro, Eurotherm Corp. (now part of Invensys), Monsanto and Honeywell Information Systems.

Cowan is an active member of the Auburn Engineering Alumni Council and the Auburn Engineering Strategic Leadership Team. He is a member of the University’s 1856 and Foy Societies, Athletics Talon Society, Engineering’s Keystone and Ginn Societies, and is a life member of the Alumni Association.