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If there is a theme this week then it is around the finance department with several firms looking for positive change by bringing on board a fresh face as CFO.
The smart workplace management specialist has followed its recent move to a new headquarters in Yorkshire with a raft of executive changes. Jon Moody has been promoted to CEO, James MacPherson has worked as the firm’s Chief Commercial Officer in Australia for almost a decade and has been promoted to CEO for the ASPAC region and Simon Keane has joined as Chief Finance Director. “After an exceptional year of global business growth, we’re thrilled to be further strengthening our team with the new senior appointments and welcome the new recruits to our outstanding workforce. We’re confident that the new directors will help the business to continue to go from strength-to-strength in 2019," said Moody.
The firm has decided to give James Kellock a chance to make a difference as UK channel manager. He has a CV that includes a decade in the industry, including time spent at Vodafone and O2. “I am looking forward to increasing Cellhire’s reseller partner base to cement the position the company already has as a key provider to the channel," he added “With its industry leading billing engine, bespoke tariff capabilities and wide range of offerings on Vodafone, O2 and EE, Cellhire has a unique proposition that enables resellers to have direct ownership of the customer.
The data protection player has appointed Todd Forsythe as chief markering officer. He joins from Pure Storage and has a CV that spans 25 years and includes time at Dell, Salesforce, Oracle and Cisco. Part of his brief will be to help the firm get its message out to a wider audience. “Todd’s experience across cloud, software, hardware and services will help us accelerate our growth and reach new customers and partners,” said Greg Hughes, chief executive officer, Veritas.
The cyber security firm has offered John Stynes the role of CFO as part of its ambition to transform its business procedures. He was most recently in the same role at Verifone and he spent the majority of his career setting up Cisco Capital and Treasury. Former CFO Niculae Dinca will remain part of the finance management team and support Stynes during the transition. "I see tremendous potential for the cybersecurity industry in the coming years and Bitdefender has a strong position within it. About 38% of the world’s cybersecurity solutions and their users already use award-winning Bitdefender technologies,” said Stynes.
The marketing technology firm has made a double appointment with a fresh face in the CFO position and a vp of customer services. Mike Feely takes over the finance department with a background in the SaaS, telecom and professional services markets. Neil Stephen is taking the customer services role. His CV includes time working for London 2012 and plenty of experiences in the SaaS world. “I am so proud we’ve been able to attract such awesome industry talent to our management team; it’s a sign not just of how far we’ve come but also the opportunities ahead. Mike and Neil’s skills will attract, support and grow our client base and help us scale at a pace, in a way that sets us up for long-term success," said Parry Malm, CEO of Phrasee.