Helen Gauden appointed CFO of Xercise4less
A summary of September's key appointments, hires and promotions from across the London & the South.
Xercise4less appoints new CFO
Award-winning national gym operator Xercise4Less has today unveiled Helen Gauden as its new chief financial officer, replacing the outgoing Chris Storr.
Gauden joins Xercise4Less after seven years at British high-street chain, Wilko, most recently as head of finance.
With over 400 stores countrywide, Helen brings a wealth of experience of working in fast growing, multi-site business operations.
Explore Learning hires new Director of People
Explore Learning, the award-winning tuition provider for children aged four to 14, has bolstered its recruitment, HR and training teams by appointing Catriona Scott as director of people.
The newly created role, which also sits on the board of directors, means there will be an even bigger focus on the recruitment and nurturing of the company’s staff in a successful year where it was named second best big company to work for in The Sunday Times Best Companies Awards and recognised by GlassDoor in its employees’ choice awards.
Zoom adds board member and general counsel
Zoom Video Communications has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership: Kimberly L. Hammonds has joined the Zoom board of directors and Aparna Bawa has joined the Zoom executive team as general counsel.
In their roles, Hammonds and Bawa will help Zoom scale and drive key strategies including enterprise and international expansion.
Eimear Daly appointed as group’s new chief economist
London-based foreign exchange specialists Global Reach Group has appointed a leading UK sector spokesperson as its new chief economist.
Eimear Daly, a highly respected media commentator, takes on the newly created role joining from Standard Chartered Bank where she was its G10 FX Strategist.
Blancco boosts leadership team to support global expansion
Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, today announced it has appointed Anders Klemmer as VP of Business Development. Anders will work side-by-side with CEO, Matt Jones, to identify new ways to grow the business and expand into new markets and business segments, and report directly to him.
RSM boosts growth with expanded trainee intake
Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed 22 new recruits at its office in Birmingham, among 57 new trainees taken on across the central region.
Perkbox appoints Paul Schulz as CTO and doubles tech team in three months
Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee engagement platform today announces a strategic expansion of its technology capability. As the company is set to scale both in the UK and internationally and launch a range of new products, it has appointed Paul Schulz, ex-head of mobile technology at Yahoo! as its chief technology officer (CTO) and doubled the size of its tech team.
FRP Advisory bolsters corporate finance team
FRP Advisory LLP, the specialist advisory firm, has bolstered its corporate finance team with a trio of appointments in its London office.
Operating across the leading business advisory’s national client base, Dani Patel joins the team from Saffery Champness, with experience advising across a broad range of transactions.
Working alongside Dani, Robbie Wirdnam, who has moved from SRC Corporate Finance, and Joel Coulson, who has moved from Beever and Struthers, have been appointed as assistant managers. Dani, Robbie, and Joel will be an integral part of the now twenty strong national Corporate Finance team, which has almost trebled in the past 18 months.
Quantuma targets corporate finance expansion with new hire
Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Adrian Howells as new corporate finance director.
Adrian specialises in both lead advisory and debt advisory, and will have a national remit, strengthening the firm’s presence as it looks to grow its corporate finance practice across the UK.
This Land™ announces high-profile appointments as business grows
This Land™, a recently launched development and investment business, today announces the appointment of two highly-experienced professionals to its senior team, Alessandra Caggiano and Natalia Boloz; each bringing unique expertise to the ambitious development business across the fields of Strategic Partnerships and Development Management.
Clive Jones appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International has announced the appointment of Clive Jones as President, Northern Europe. Clive will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz manufactures and sells some of Europe’s best-loved brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Maynards Bassetts, Ritz, belVita, Freia and Maribou.
Phil Smith named Criticaleye board mentor
Criticaleye, the peer to peer board community, has appointed technology leader Phil Smith as a board mentor.
Phil is the former CEO and chairman of Cisco in the UK and Ireland. He currently holds a number of influential roles which include being Chair of The Tech Partnership and Innovate UK; senior independent director at IQE plc; and co-chairman of the Digital Skills Partnership. He joins a group of over 50 highly experienced board mentors at Criticaleye, who in total have held over 100 CEO in their careers.
Elli Morii joins Reward Gateway as new chief financial officer
Elli Morii, a leading global finance executive has joined HR Technology and employee engagement specialist, Reward Gateway, as its new chief financial officer. Morii, who is based in London, joins Reward Gateway to lead the company’s global financial and systems operations strategy as it continues its international growth and expansion.
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