CRO   |   UK/EU   |   19th October 2020

Joseph Smith joins Spendesk as CRO


Renaissance is delighted to announce that Joseph Smith joins Spendesk as CRO.

Spendesk, the leading spend management platform for SMBs, has announced the appointment of Joseph Smith as CRO.  Joe joins to support the scaling of Spendesk’s go-to-market strategy, and presence in key markets such as France, Germany and UK. Joe brings over 25 years’ experience to the role, having held similar positions with fast-growth SasS businesses such as Dixa, Qubit and Hootsuite.
Commenting on his appointment, Joseph said “Spendesk’s growth journey continues to be very impressive. The foundation for this success comes from the laser focus on customers, ensuring that the Spendesk platform delivers real value to finance teams.  I’m delighted to join Spendesk and to support the team in becoming the market leader within the spend management category.”
Spendesk has raised a total of $68.5M over three rounds of funding from Index Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures.  Headquartered in Paris, Spendesk has offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

Commenting on Joe’s appointment, Rodolphe Ardant, CEO said “It has been a pleasure working with Sebastian and Claire on this search. I particularly liked their deep understanding of our company culture and challenges and their ability to adapt the search towards them. They have an impressive network and a strong overview of the available talent in the market. They were highly reactive to my needs during different stages of the process, always remaining professional and full transparent communication at all times."
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