Business 100 – 2017

Kevin McManus/SAP America

In his role as the senior vice president and general manager of southern services of SAP America, Kevin McManus has responsibility for all customers in the southern U.S. Since joining SAP in 2005, Kevin has been involved in over a dozen post-merger consolidations utilizing SAP technology, and has held many roles within field services. His accomplishments include the largest global implementation of SAP CRM service, the largest SAP upgrade, and the successful deployment of SAP’s industry solution for media.

With roots in counties Fermanagh and Sligo, Kevin is a fourth-generation Irish American who takes pride in the McManus line of “funny men” – his great-grandfather was a well-respected vaudeville performer. “In a world of text messages, I want an Irishman to deliver context and humor,” he says.

Kevin was born in Rochester, New York, and obtained a B.A. in economics and finance from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he remains based with his wife, Alexia, and three sons, Ian, Gavin, and Donovan.