For those who don’t know them, Taulia offer one of the most compelling supply chain finance offerings around. Based on the simple concept of dynamic discounting – exchanging early payment for a discount – they help buyers and suppliers alike to better manage the cash – and the risks – in the supply chain. They have seen some amazing growth in the last few years, mostly in the United States, but now with a key appointment in the UK, they’re hoping to position themselves to do the same in Europe.
Taulia have announced today that Jon Keating has joined as Managing Director. In this new role, Keating will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Taulia’s European operations, working out of their London headquarters.
With over two decades of experience managing global technology solutions, Keating joins Taulia from GXS, an organization that delivers enterprise integration software to Fortune 500 companies, where he served as Vice President, EMEA for the past 5 years. During his tenure, Keating grew orders in Europe by over $65M and increased European SaaS revenues by $40M.
“Jon will provide significant contributions to our European operations and prove to be a valued asset for Taulia,” said CEO, Bertram Meyer. “ We are steadily building a team of industry leaders and are excited to attract Jon’s caliber of expertise and industry knowledge.”
Keating’s notable high-tech career began at Memorex Telex where he progressed through various sales leadership and General Management roles. Jon has led a number of high-tech companies, from start-ups to established Fortune 500s, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Formic Ltd, a UK data capture software company, Executive Vice President, EMEA of ThruPoint and Managing Director, UK and Ireland of 3Com.
“I am excited to be joining Taulia at this strong point in the company’s growth and for the opportunity to scale the business in the European market,” said Keating. “Taulia’s technology can truly transform the industry and I’m looking forward to playing a part in making that happen.”
Jon, with the Taulia team behind you, you won’t need it – but good luck anyway.
Pete Loughlin can be found on twitter @peteloughlin