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Boston Software CEO killed crossing street in Acton


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“It’s an unfathomable loss to even begin to understand.”

Kevin Shaw, CEO of Boston-based VMS Software, Inc., died earlier this month after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Acton, the company said.

Kevin Shaw, 44, was CEO of Boston-based VMS Software, Inc. –Patrick Rogers Photography.

The October 13 crash happened around 6.33pm on Great Road near Brook Street, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Attorney’s Office. Preliminary investigation suggests a 17-year-old was driving the Subaru that hit Shaw, 44. The driver was the only person in the car and remained at the scene, the statement said.

Shaw was taken to the Lahey Clinic, where he died of his injuries, the prosecutor’s office said, adding that the investigation was continuing.

A graduate of Tufts University and a Sudbury resident, Shaw leaves behind a wife and two daughters, according to VMS Software. His family is holding a private funeral service and there will be a public event in early 2023 to celebrate Shaw’s life, the company said.

Shaw became CEO of VMS Software in 2021. Prior to that, he was chief technology officer of its parent company, Teracloud, and general manager of Rocket Software, according to a 2021 press release announcing his appointment.

David Sweeney, company vice president and member of the VMS Software leadership team, will serve as interim CEO.

“It’s an unfathomable loss to begin to understand,” Sweeney said in a statement. “Kevin was a friend to so many, a loving father and husband, a beloved member of the New England tech community, and a great leader in our company.”

Sweeney added: “He was a rare person of intellect, wisdom, vision, compassion, humility and humor that I am fortunate to have encountered in my life. The idea of ​​him replacing is out of the question – there was only one Kevin, and I miss him more than anyone can imagine.



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