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Silicon Valley talent returns to New Zealand

Silicon Valley talent returns to New Zealand

22 January 2013

Online accounting software company Xero is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon McIver to the position of Head of Global Sales & Marketing Operations.

McIver joins Xero’s Wellington HQ from SolarCity in Silicon Valley, where as Vice President Sales and Marketing Operations he worked to establish the company as the industry leader in clean energy services, culminating in a highly successful IPO in December 2012. Over a nearly three year period he helped the sales organisation expand from 50 to over 700 sales employees, grow revenue tenfold and double market share.

The role at Xero will see the expat return to New Zealand, after more than 14 years working in the United States and Dubai, where he will provide support to Xero’s sales and marketing teams globally.

“My key focus is to continue to drive improvements in sales and marketing processes and systems, ensuring these are scalable, whilst maintaining efficiencies.

“It’s an exciting time for Xero as it continues its rapid growth into global markets. Being a part of this innovative accounting software company was certainly a strong motivation to return to New Zealand.”


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