Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 4, 2021

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Leadership Changes
On November 9, 2021, Bentley Systems, Incorporated (the “Company”, “we”, “our” or words of similar import) announced certain changes to its leadership team, which were approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on November 4, 2021:
Nicholas Cumins, age 45, currently the Company’s Chief Product Officer, was named to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2022.
David Hollister, age 56, currently the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Advancement Officer, was named Chief Investment Officer, effective January 1, 2022.
Werner Andre, age 52, currently the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller, was named Chief Financial Officer, effective upon Mr. Hollister’s transition to his new role. He will remain Chief Accounting Officer in this role.
Biographical Information
Nicholas Cumins has served as our Chief Product Officer since 2020. Prior to joining Bentley, Nicholas served as general manager of SAP Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive marketing automation platform, from 2018 to 2020. He also served as chief product officer of Scytl, a platform for online voting, in Barcelona from 2016 to 2018, and senior vice president of product with OpenX, a pioneer in programmatic advertising, in Los Angeles from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Cumins earned masters degrees in law and in business from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cumins will be responsible for Bentley’s sales and marketing, product, user success, and business operations globally.
David J. Hollister has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2007 and Chief Operations Advancement Officer since 2016. Prior to joining our Company, he was the chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of Broder Bros., Co. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Hollister previously served as a director in the M&A Transaction Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he specialized in international transactions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Hollister will retain and expand his existing acquisition, investment and operational responsibilities for the Company, including our portfolio development and acquisition activities, our iTwin Ventures corporate venture capital fund, our Cohesive Companies digital integrator business, and certain other Bentley Acceleration activities.
Werner Andre has served as our Chief Accounting Officer and Global Corporate Controller since 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Andre served as the Company’s Global Corporate Controller from 2015 to 2019 and was promoted to Vice President beginning 2017. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Andre served as the Assistant Corporate Controller – International Accounting and Reporting for Rockwood Holdings, Inc., and held several roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Andre earned B.S. and MBA degrees in Accounting and Financial Reporting from the University for Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, Mr. Andre will assume primary responsibility for the Company’s financial reporting and compliance functions.

There is no family relationship between any of Messrs. Cumins, Hollister or Andre and any director or other executive officer of the Company. Further, no arrangement or understanding exists between any of Messrs. Cumins Hollister or Andre and any other person pursuant to which each person was selected as an officer of the Company. Additionally, there are no related person transactions in which any of Messrs. Cumins, Hollister or Andre has an interest requiring disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
On November 9, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the changes to its leadership team. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Date: November 9, 2021
David R. Shaman
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary


Exhibit 99.1

Press Release
Investor Relations Contact:
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Bentley Systems Announces Executive Promotions of Nicholas Cumins and Werner Andre to become respectively COO and CFO, for 2022
David Hollister to Assume New Role as Chief Investment Officer
EXTON, Pa. – November 9, 2021 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced executive promotions effective January 1, 2022. Nicholas Cumins, currently Chief Product Officer, will assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, adding responsibilities for BSY’s sales and marketing, user success, and business operations. Werner Andre will be promoted to Chief Financial Officer, while remaining the designated Chief Accounting Officer. Current CFO David Hollister will assume the new role of Chief Investment Officer. All will report to CEO Greg Bentley.

Greg Bentley said “Since joining BSY in 2020 and adding large-public-company general management experience to our executive team, Nicholas Cumins has helped us continuously improve our processes in setting and executing on our business priorities. This is a natural expansion of his product responsibilities as Nicholas has been heading BSY’s Operating Council where our line executives have already embraced his collaborative leadership. I am confident that as COO Nicholas will further enhance the purposeful commercial alignment of our development initiatives with more intensive go-to-market activities.”

“It is gratifying that our leadership development process enables us to promote Werner now to step up as CFO and to add focus on external financial constituencies as we graduate seamlessly from our “emerging growth company” status. At the same time, the investment responsibilities that David Hollister will retain and expand are crucial to achieving the ‘generational’ growth opportunities we foresee around the infrastructure digital twin ecosystem.”

David Hollister, CFO, said “Werner’s calm and capable orchestration of our expanded financial reporting and compliance functions have been instrumental throughout all of our capital markets forays, and he is fully ready to assume BSY’s CFO responsibilities and to advance our Finance functions. With this planned succession— which includes my commitment to a seamless transition— I will be able to focus all of my own efforts on continuing to oversee our growing acquisitions and investments endeavors, including our iTwin Ventures Fund and the businesses, such as our captive digital integrator, The Cohesive Companies, that we nurture internally through our Acceleration initiatives.”

Greg Bentley added, “Finally, please join me in congratulating (continuing) BSY Director Ray Bentley, who during December will retire from his day role as Executive Vice President, after 37 years during which he spearheaded (as a virtuoso programmer) development of many of our products’ differentiating ‘3D engineering’ capabilities.”

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About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geosciences software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.