“Paul is a tech finance leader with an established track record of investment expertise for high performing successful SaaS businesses,” said Marco Limena, CEO of Board International.
“I am delighted to welcome Paul as Chief Financial Officer, as we continue to deliver on our growth plans and fantastic momentum for the company,” Limena further commented.
What is Smith’s industry expertise?
Paul Smith is the former CFO of IFS, the Swedish enterprise software company, where he played a key role in helping to transform the business from a traditional perpetual license and on-premise company with in-house sales and implementation capability, to a SaaS cloud business with over 50% of implementations and 25% of sales conducted via partners.
During Smith’s 10 years with the firm, he integrated over 15 acquisitions and helped scale operations to 54 countries and 4,000 staff, achieving leadership status in priority markets.
An expert in financial leadership and investment for technology leaders, Smith has taken two technology companies, through the IPO process to successful listings on the Nasdaq, as well as preparing and selling other businesses to private equity investors and trade buyers.
What are Smith’s thoughts on his appointment?
“I am excited to be joining a positive and enthusiastic team, where we have a huge opportunity together with ambitious shareholders, to scale and significantly increase growth,” said Paul Smith, Chief Financial Officer at Board International on his appointment.
“Board’s decision-making platform and solutions are well positioned for success in a growing market, and I look forward to replicating the impactful financial leadership achieved with high performing SaaS and technology leaders throughout my career, once again here at Board.”