Stephen Markle Joins BirchStreet Systems as Chief Operating Officer

BirchStreet Systems today announced that Steve Markle will join BirchStreet as its Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to Sushil K. Garg, Founder & CEO, Markle’s responsibilities will include direct responsibility for leading and managing BirchStreet’s Customer Success operational units including Project Management, Technical Service, Customer Support, Training, Account Management as well as Product Management.

Steve MarkleMarkle brings over 20 years of technology and business leadership. In addition to Markle’s new role at BirchStreet, he will continue as an Independent Director on the Board of MarginPoint, a leading Inventory Management SaaS company. Prior to BirchStreet, he was Vice President and General Manager, CLM and SRM for Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software provider.  Markle was founder and CEO of BuildBeam, job management software designed specifically for specialty trade contractors (acquired by DaftLabs). From 2001 until 2013, Steve was an executive at Ariba (acquired by SAP), a pioneer in Sourcing, Procurement and Business Network space where he ultimately served as Vice President of Solutions Management. Markle grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California ever since earning his BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

“I am thrilled that Steve will be joining our team,” said Sushil Garg, CEO. “His leadership and depth of experience in Procure-to-Pay technology and operations will greatly benefit the overall success of BirchStreet, including products, processes, implementation and, most importantly, driving value, efficiency and profitability for our customers.”


BirchStreet Systems, Inc. provides global enterprises with a complete procure-to-pay business solution deploying a SaaS model using cloud technology. BirchStreet software focuses on improving business processes by automating eProcurement, AP Automation, Inventory Control, Recipe Management System, Executive Dashboards and Capital Budget Management modules. Thousands of businesses in over 100 countries currently subscribe to BirchStreet to connect and do business with a network of more than 345,000 suppliers. Established in 2002, BirchStreet is privately held and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with offices in China, Singapore, India and the UK. For more information, please visit

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