BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the appointment of Kurt J. Abkemeier as its new chief financial officer. As CFO, Abkemeier will oversee the company’s global finance and accounting operations and be a member of the company’s executive leadership team, reporting to Phil Pead, president and chief executive officer. Abkemeier succeeds Chris E. Perkins, who informed the company in March 2016 that he would retire as CFO upon the appointment of his successor. A