Smart Communications, a provider of communications management software, has appointed Jon Stratford as its newest Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect, according to a company statement.
In his new role Mr. Stratford will be tasked with leading the financial and operational functions of the group, also helping drive and foster the company’s overall growth strategy and business, whilst based out of London.
He steps into his new role with over two decades of experience across the financial services and business operations space, including his most recent stop at Xchanging plc. In this capacity he worked for over a decade in several senior roles at the venue including as its Executive Board Director, CFO, and Chief Commercial Officer.
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Additional stops also included thirteen years at KPMG, having worked for a decade in its Private Equity Corporate Finance Group as its Director. According to George Wright, CEO of Smart Communications, in a statement on the appointment: “Jon brings to Smart Communications a portfolio of global and strategic experience that’s especially relevant to our business today and into the future.”
“After years of being a disruptive leader in the space, coupled with our recent launch as an independent company backed by Accel-KKR, Smart Communications is poised for unprecedented growth. Jon’s partnership and business acumen will prove instrumental as we chart a new path forward,” he added.
“I am really excited to be joining the Smart Communications management team as the company continues scaling for growth. I’m proud to be joining a company with a technology that’s outpacing the competition, a solution that’s wholly focused on enabling better conversations and an approach that enables enterprise customers to solve their customer communication problem themselves,” explained Mr. Stratford.