Doug Jeffries joins Xero as CFO

Doug Jeffries joins Xero as CFO

Company bolsters leadership team with new UK and US sales directors

Cloud accounting software firm, Xero, has appointed Douglas Jeffries as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

He will replace current CFO, Ross Jenkins, who will take a new role as chief operating officer responsible for field operations.

According to a company statement, the expansion of Xero’s leadership team reflects the company’s strong growth in all markets.

Jeffries has previously worked at RetailMeNot, Taleo Corporation (acquired by Oracle), Palm Inc (acquired by HP), and Ebay.

He will be responsible for all of Xero’s financial and administrative functions.

He will be based out of San Francisco and report to Xero’s chief executive, Rod Drury. Jeffries will start in March.

The company has also named Greg Volm - previously senior director of North America sales for Zendesk - as vice president of US sales; and Matt Jefferson as UK sales director.

Jeffries said he was excited to be joining a company so focused on delivering a compelling user experience through product innovation, and in turn driving incredible growth,"

“Xero is poised to become the platform millions of small businesses and their advisors run and grow on around the world,” he said.

Drury said Xero’s leadership and potential were evidenced by the talent it was attracting.

“Doug brings a world class technology finance background to ready us for more growth and strengthen our leadership in North America," he said.

"Ross’ ability to now focus on scaling our field operations to address the incredible market opportunity is perfectly timed. Greg and Matt offer us years of experience in successful sales execution.

"I couldn’t be happier with this next iteration of our organisation and its leadership."

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