AccessFintech announced that it has brought Chris Bujakowski on board as its Group Chief Financial Officer, effective May 2021.
In a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Chris Bujakowski, a financial executive veteran with experience in corporate finance and business operations, has been named by AccessFintech, a fintech company evolving the financial operating model through data and workflow collaboration, as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.
Bujakowski brings extensive experience in corporate finance and business operations to AccessFintech amid its increased growth and business momentum. His presence adds to the other new senior roles to the executive management team in Business Development and Sales. He will direct the company’s global finance in all areas of financial strategy, management and reporting including investor relations and treasury.
The timing of the announcement adds to the momentum AccessFintech is experiencing. This coincides with the adoption of the Synergy Network’s collaboration solution that continues its progression among global financial institutions. Synergy extends and enriches data, synchronizes workflow and drives technology adoption, and provides transaction lifecycle and benchmarking insights across the entire financial ecosystem.
Glancing over Bujakowski’s Career
Earlier to the announcement, Bujakowski served Thought Machine as its Chief Financial Officer. During this experience he led the £100m Series B funding round, successfully completing it in August 2020. This was along with a back-office systems overhaul enabling the next scale-up phase.
Before working at Thought Machine, his previous employer, SAP hired him as COO @ SMB Group. Located in the UK, he spent five years establishing a BU for SMB and secured strategic funding. Moreover, he built a SaaS Front End business in the SMB market as well as other duties.
Prior to SAP benefitting from his skills, SmartFocus recruited him as VP of WW Go-to-Market Operations. During this stint, he re-set Global Sales & GTM Operations implementing SaaS best practice for SAP’s Francisco Partners-backed European SaaS Company.
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In mid-2006, he joined Netsuite as the GM of EMEA/VP International Go-to-Market Operations pre-IPO. For six and a half years, he led the organisation and increased international growth from zero to in excess of $100m.
While at Network General, he fulfilled his role as a Finance Director of EMEA & APJ. During these two years, he was in charge of all international aspects of the financial divestiture from the Parent company, which involved nineteen Subsidiaries.
Also, at Plumtree Software, he also served as a Finance Director of EMEA & APJ for close on four years. He joined pre-IPO into a Sequoia Capital-backed Enterprise Portal Company to support the IPO process.
Finally, his first posting was at McAfee where he was a Financial Controller of EMEA. From January 1996 to September 2000, he provided commercial support for the Regional Sales Leadership.
Deliver Sustainable Value
Bujakowki has more than a quarter of a century’s experience in finance and operations in the tech field. His expertise is in enterprise B2B SAAS, building and scaling infrastructure to support multi-million-dollar recurring revenues.
Commenting on the recruitment, Roy Saadon, CEO at AccessFintech, stated: “We are delighted to welcome Chris as our CFO. His extensive experience in corporate finance and business operations will be highly valuable to us as we implement our long-term strategy. This is an important step for us as a business as it signals our intention to capitalise on our recent momentum and scale further. In Chris, we have gained not only an excellent finance professional but also someone who understands the ethos of AccessFintech’s data-sharing business model which makes him a natural fit for us. I am confident that Chris will make an immediate impact. “
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join AccessFintech. The team here is challenging the industry operating model. AccessFintech has unique strengths which are recognised by many of the world’s largest Tier 1 financial institutions, with many more joining the ecosystem. I look forward to helping the team execute the company’s priorities, accelerate growth and deliver sustainable value,” Bujakowki said.