Visionary Integration Professionals has named IT veteran Mark Oliver to the new role of Infor Practice director.

Oliver comes to VIP after more than 17 years in key leadership roles with Infor, most recently serving as the company’s director of Product Management, Public Sector, focusing on utility billing, asset management, community development, citizen engagement, and regulation including permitting, licensing and coding.

“Mark will play a key role in expanding VIP’s capabilities and further developing the company’s go-to-market strategy to address important technology issues across agencies in California and other state and local markets,” VIP said in a news release.

“We are excited to have Mark join VIP as a member of the Public Sector group,” said Jonna Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of VIP. “I am confident that his deep knowledge of Infor’s solutions and vast technical expertise will greatly benefit our clients in state and local government.”

Oliver told Techwire he’s looking forward to his new role.

“I am excited to help build the Infor Public Sector practice at VIP,” he said in an email. “The combination of the Infor Public Sector solution and VIP’s implementation strategy and skills is exactly what state and local governments need.”

VIP provides management consulting, system integration, and technology deployment solutions, and since 1966 has worked with more than 1,200 public-sector and commercial clients.