Ben Murphy, formerly president and COO of Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC), has joined McLeod Software’s product development team. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of advanced optimization software, McLeod said.

“We are excited that Ben has decided to join our team here at McLeod Software,” said CEO Tom McLeod. “We enjoyed a great working relationship over the years with both Ben and Rick Murphy at IDSC. I always appreciated their practical down-to-earth approach, and their commitment to customer success. Ben’s expertise and experience adds more depth and breadth to the leadership of our product development efforts at a time when we have nearly tripled our investment in our core product development.”

Murphy will work with customers to help them improve operations and profitability and he will manage a portfolio of product development projects targeting those same customer goals.