James Duke, chief operating officer at e-procurement services firm SciQuest (Nasdaq: SQI) is stepping down for personal reasons, the company said Wednesday.

Duke helped steer SciQuest from being a public firm to private then back to the public markets in September of last year.

In other moves, SciQuest named a general counsel and an executive to lead technology development in a newly created position.

Duke will remain at SciQuest “several months,” the company said.

Grant Collingsworth takes over as general counsel. He had been a partner at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP.

Daryl Broddle, the vice president for product development, is now vice president of technology.

“We are grateful for Jamie’s contributions to SciQuest’s success over the past 10 years as the company’s Chief Operating Officer,” said Stephen Wiehe, SciQuest’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “Most recently he was responsible for product development and post-sales customer operations, including implementations, customer service and our client partner program. I would like to thank Jamie for his leadership and dedication that have helped SciQuest reach the strong position we enjoy in the market today. We wish him the best of luck as he focuses on his personal goals after a transition period at SciQuest.”

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